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Sunayama Beach

Address: 705 Hiraranikadori, Miyakojima, Okinawa Prefecture 906-0008, Japan
Phone Number: +81 980-76-3184
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Ranked #11 of 54 Attractions in Miyakojima
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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San Jose, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
32 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

It seems like the nicer beaches comes with a struggle. There's a parking lot and signs to show you where the beach is located, but beware the uphill climb. That's not to say that you'll be out of breath by the time you hit the shore, but if you're anything like me-- you'll be panting. There's also plenty of wild... More

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London
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878 reviews 878 reviews
668 attraction reviews
675 helpful votes 675 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

From the car park, be prepared for quite a walk into and out of this beach but the reward for your efforts is wonderful. Crystal clear waters - clean white sand - relatively quiet even at the weekend and a picture of the famous arch shaped rock. Once down there you can rent chairs, umbrellas, snorkel gear and rubber rings... More

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Perth, Australia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
45 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

This beach is beyond beautiful! The fine sand, clear waters and beautiful rock formations adding to its landscape. Be warned, as the name suggests, the entrance to this beach is a mountain of sand. you have to walk uphill before being greeted by the majestic view at the "peak". We spend an hour soaking in the clear waters. Small groups... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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332 reviews 332 reviews
233 attraction reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

The smallest beach I went to on Miyakojima, Sunayama is ideal for couples looking to while away the entire afternoon with nothing more than each other's company. I enjoyed the slightly steep, uphill trek (slope + sand = good workout) from the car park to the beachfront. The slope made for some awesome photos, especially since it was a downhill... More

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London
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

This beach is tiny and not particularly impressive, but it's where we had the most fun! The rock formatations are beautiful as is the sand dune you have to walk over to get here. There is a rental shop for beach items but was closed on the day we came here. Most of the time, there were hardly any other... More

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Osaka, Japan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

This beach is small and picturesque, a perfect photo opportunity and great snorkeling. We were there in the middle of August and it wasn't busy at all. A must see on Miyakojima. Bring your own snorkeling gear because the booth that rents it doesn't open until 10am and it costs about ¥1000/item! AND you have to rent the beach table... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

It is a very small beach, but it has beautiful views from the top of the sand dune. There are beach umbrellas and other water activity rentals. We saw an amazing sunset there! I liked this beach more than Yonaha-Maehama beach, because it had a very intimate feeling and mush less people there. Too bad we didn't try snorkeling there.... More

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Gypsum, Colorado
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132 reviews 132 reviews
12 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

There are beautiful limestone rock formations right at the shoreline, that also offer shaded places to sit. The water is warm and calm here, and it's great for swimming and snorkeling.

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Tokyo, Japan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

This is definitely a nice romantic spot for sunset. It is not a hot spot for snorkeling.

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