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Shirahama Beach

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Address: Nishimuro-gun, Shirahama-cho 649-2211, Wakayama Prefecture
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Lovely swimming beach

Not a beach for surfing but lovely. Apparently the sand is imported from Australia but haven't confirmed that. Nice resort feeling. Good family beach. Have visited numerous times.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
OsakaDan
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Osaka, Japan
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Osaka, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a beach for surfing but lovely. Apparently the sand is imported from Australia but haven't confirmed that. Nice resort feeling. Good family beach. Have visited numerous times.

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Hong Kong, null, Hong Kong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The beach was within a minute walk from our hotel (Sanrakuso). The sand was quite fine and very white. On the day we went, it was not crowded at all.

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Thank Michael W
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

Shirarahama Beach is one of typical of white sand beach with clear water. In other side there's some sport marine activities like jet ski and others.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

The sand is white and thin, beside of others beaches in Japan. Too many rules but cool place. The water is very clear, cold and clean. Great to go with kids!

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Thank Fabio M
Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Sand is nice but the beach is small and way to man made. Crystal clear waters a few shower wash off areas. Businesses have odd hours, restaurants seem to all close at 3pm and some reopen or open for dinner late in the evening. Town is old and I'll kept, needs some major updating. Beach is nothing spectacular.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Lovely sandy beach, great fresh fish restaurant at Fisherman's wharf. Great selection of hot springs

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Outer Banks, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful white-sand beach with clear blue waters, and no waves while I was visiting. The sand is soft and there are a few showers to wash it off with. I was there in the off-season so it was pretty quiet outside of some families and a couple local drunks (kinda super creepy dudes actually) hanging out. Most... More 

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

We have the beach just for us in April. The water were like Atlantic sea in summer. (18-20 *C). Good weather. So we completly apreciate our list day in Japan.

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Tiong Bahru, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

The sand is fine and the water is clear but my visit was during Spring time so the water was too cold to swim in. A pity.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

Has really lovely white sand, which I found out is brought over from Australia. The beqch is twinned with Waikiki beach in Hawaii. I found it really chilled and the sea so blue.

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