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Nice clear wide, but busy beach

This is a biggest beach in Shimoda. Very popular, wide, pure water, but very busy during summer... read more

Reviewed August 5, 2014
Nice walk to the beach

Loved the river and the flowers flanking the river. This river eventually leads to the beach. Ocean... read more

Reviewed April 26, 2012
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good39%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Oct 7, 2018
“Best beach”
Aug 12, 2017
“Quiet beautiful beach”
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Shirahama, Shimoda 415-0012, Shizuoka Prefecture
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Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

The rocks on the right side of the beach are really amazing! We came in October, it was empty, the sea was warm. It is also nice because you have some shadows.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank EmmaHK
Reviewed August 12, 2017 via mobile

Next to Iritahama beach. Has a huge parking lot, can get there by bus too. There are a few nice hotels within 5min walking distance. Wide/Long Beach with a small shop, shower and a lifeguard. Perfect for family with kids, couple, friends:)

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank osakangirl
Reviewed February 13, 2017

Shirahama Beach is surprisingly clean. I noticed less garbage than usual and the sea quality is very good. Seems popular with surfers. I visited in the winter but am sure the beach would be great for swimming in summer as well. There is also the...More

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank russellw170
Reviewed October 26, 2016

I went there on a week-end on a motorcycle trip and planted the tent on the beach in front of this 30m tall rock. It was beginning of october so no-one around. Beutiful long beach with the sunrise stright in front if you're there to...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank jean-lévy N
Reviewed June 3, 2016

This is a gorgeous beach that is off the beaten path. There are still hordes of people, like anywhere you go in Japan, but the view overlooking the beach is gorgeous. They have a rest area at the top of the hill overlooking this beach....it's...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Denver S
Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is a biggest beach in Shimoda. Very popular, wide, pure water, but very busy during summer vacation. In the middle of the entrance of the beach, there are a few rip off kids are closing to offer to rent very expensive umbrellas , floats,...More

Date of experience: July 2014
3  Thank Departure809945
Reviewed August 23, 2013

can't go wrong, except plenty ppl on the weekends.

Date of experience: September 2012
1  Thank stratum200
Reviewed July 2, 2013

top little surf beach, golden sand and warm water in august, many mal riders mixed with short boarders, girls and blokes, dogs in rash shirts, local boys very hospitable and welcoming to visitors, safe area

Date of experience: August 2012
1  Thank roly03
Reviewed May 27, 2012

There are other beaches in the area of equal or better value.

Date of experience: May 2012
Thank pdwrs
Reviewed April 26, 2012

Loved the river and the flowers flanking the river. This river eventually leads to the beach. Ocean is blue with some surfers trying to catch a wave.

Date of experience: March 2012
Thank AdrianLooi
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