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Address: Yonehara, Ishigaki, Okinawa Prefecture
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$33*
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Absolutely mesmerizing beach !

It was a bit tricky to find the entrance/driveway to this beach but so worth it !! I've never seen such crystal clear water and pristine beaches. Fantastic snorkeling but bring... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
LittleMyra
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

It was a bit tricky to find the entrance/driveway to this beach but so worth it !! I've never seen such crystal clear water and pristine beaches. Fantastic snorkeling but bring your own gear. I didn't see any rentals. If you go to Ishigaki, Yonehara beach is a MUST !

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Singapore, Singapore
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389 reviews 389 reviews
155 attraction reviews
177 helpful votes 177 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
32 attraction reviews
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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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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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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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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32 reviews 32 reviews
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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
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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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