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Yonehara Beach

Address: Yonehara, Ishigaki, Okinawa Prefecture
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Ranked #2 of 61 things to do in Ishigaki
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Singapore, Singapore
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386 reviews 386 reviews
155 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Free parking, free shower, free beach access. We had a great time... And a nice sun tan.... This beach is awesome!!!!!!

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Tarui-cho, Japan
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6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The beach itself is pretty dirty with lots of garbage, especially plastic bottles. I think this is because there are no garbage cans, so plan to take your garbage home with you. However, the snorkeling is incredible right off the shore. We spent two days snorkeling in December, the air was cool, but the water was still decently warm.

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Seattle
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10 reviews 10 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

It was pouring down rain so we never went down to the beach, We took a tour via bus for about $40 around the island. This place would be difficult to get to if you didn't have a car, as buses are few and far between.

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5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We stayed at Ishigaki about two weeks and visited this beach almost every day the first thing in the morning. Parking is for free if you arrive early enough. There is also pay parking available but it is not mandatory if there is room available elsewhere. There are many free showers available around the beach. Be sure to check tide... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

we were there during quiet days (no wind or waves) - excellent snorkelling at shallow waters (~<1m); were warned about dangerous drifts and currents but during our stay perfectly safe, no currents and waves

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

There is a man that collects 500yen for parking and the use of the shower facilities. However he reserves the much better facilities for Japanese for unknown reasons. If anyone knows please enlighten me!

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

The snorkeling was good in the sense that it was a lot of fish to look at. The beach is nice and not crowded at all when we where there anyway...

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Newcastle, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Great snorkeling at few meters from the beach, very easy to access, just bring you own equipment. Plenty of tropical fish, good visibility, great coral reef.

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Vantaa, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

I have visited the place but since that they I have already swam I just looked around and took some photos. Please see attached.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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13 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Lovely beautiful beach in the north of Ishigaki Island. The beach is a 7 minute walk from Yonehara bus stop. It's good for snorkeling. The water level was very shallow in the low tide, so I walked into the sea and easily found tropical small fishes by snorkeling. The beach have cold water showers that are free of charge. Highly... More 

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