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Yonehara Beach

Yonehara, Ishigaki, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
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Ranked #1 of 48 Attractions in Ishigaki
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Prague, Czech Republic
4 reviews 4 reviews
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
16 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We snorkeled here on three different tides: high, mid and low. It was a revelation each time with a great variety of small fish just meters from the beach. Further out there is some good coral too -- although it's bleached and dead further in. The visibility is excellent. The Japanese people cover up well in rashie's, tights, hoods and... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

This is an excellent beach to do some snorkeling. You can rent all equipment at the beach. The coral reef is only meters away from the shore so you can just walk in the water and start spotting the most beautiful fish and shells!

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