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Zanpa Beach

Yomitan-son, Nakagami-gun, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
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Ranked #8 of 11 Attractions in Yomitan-son
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This beach is very clean! The swim area is roped off and there are lifeguards on duty. There is a snack bar onsite, as well as clean bathrooms. Wear your water shoes as there is some coral in the water. Umbrellas and chairs cost yen, but we took our own and sat in the back behind the paid chairs.

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Hong Kong, China
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We went there in the evening. It's a great place to relax and to watch the sunset. It was quiet and relaxing. The water was very clear... We didn't swim tho. We only walked along the beach.

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Seoul, South Korea
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

There are much better beaches in Okinawa. Don't waste gas and time for trying this one. There was construction on the shore and beach itself is tiny anyway.

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Detroit, Michigan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

This beach is tiny and crowded, and it's not particularly pretty. There's not much around except for a large hotel. Wouldn't visit again.

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Shiki, Japan
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136 reviews 136 reviews
78 attraction reviews
198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

The sand was stoney - especially where the water meets the sand. So stoney that there was a pickup truck parked up on the beach with workers picking up the stones and chucking them into the back. We spent about 30 minutes at the beach before deciding to pack it in and go elsewhere.

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Ontario
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Perfect location, it's a short 3 mins drive from Zanpa Cape. The good thing of this beach is that it has a nice area for snacks and ice-cream and the beach itself has lots of equipments and water sports for rental (ie/ banana boat, water-skiing, kayak etc.) However, due to the length of stay I didn't try any of those... More 

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West Allis, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

Great beach and you can rent out kayaks but bring yen. There's also a little restaurant, again bring yen. No snorkeling around the area but it's so nice who needs to snorkel in that area anyway. Music plays, albeit strange music sometimes, but at least if you forget your ipod there's music to listen to while you hang out at... More 

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Yomitan-son, Japan
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

This beach is beautiful and relaxing. There is plenty of room to bring a large group.

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
20 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2011

Great location to relax - between the beautifully kept beach and the shaded areas - it was fun! I had a wonderful time in the water - and could take a nap under the shaded area if i wanted to! Clean restrooms with showers/toilets are available. Just a great place to hang out!

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