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Yonehara Beach

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Address: Yonehara, Ishigaki, Okinawa Prefecture
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Great underwater life

Awesome beach for snorkelling .Apparently dangerous,but I guess if you use common sense,you'll be alright.We had some great snorkelling there and weather wasn't even that good.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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London, England, United Kingdom
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London, England, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Awesome beach for snorkelling .Apparently dangerous,but I guess if you use common sense,you'll be alright.We had some great snorkelling there and weather wasn't even that good.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I drove there and went to the beach. It is a large beautiful beach. The sand is full of coral so better wear your shoes. Lots of colorful fish if you swim out to the coral area. Water is very shallow so is safe.

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Thank WinneFong
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the best best best location to go snorkling!! This is a real dream location. Within a few meters you are in the reef and you can see all the cast of Finding Nemo at your feet. When it is low tide it is difficult so plan your visit well!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

You need to swim or walk out to the drop-off at high tide (about 150m) and there you will see beautiful, multi-colour, intact, coral gardens. In 2 hours we saw the following: a turtle, trumpet fish, lion fish, box fish, puffer fish, multiple types of trigger fish, clown fish, parrot, angel fish. Coral next to the beach is broken but... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

very shallow water... easy to dive...can see a lot of fishes and corals... a very big area.... good for children and beginners... there is a shop called Jelly fish which provide shower (500Yen per person) People can take the bus there... one in the morning and another one in the afternoon... no place to eat... better to drive there

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Munich, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Water very clear. Many corals and fish to discover. Plenty of space for everyone. Be careful not to get a bad sunburn on the back of your neck/ on your back.

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Thank Dr_Expat
Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

Yonehara is a good spot for snorkeling. There is a shop that provide material and locker while you dive. It's mandatory to avoid low tide. Lot of dead coral but at high tide you can see some fish.

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Seoul, South Korea
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

If you love to snorkel this is a great beach to do so!. The waters are very calm and shallow which allows you to walk out into the ocean for about 15m at some spots. This beach does not rent sunshades and the sun can be very brutal during June. You can reach Yonehara Beach by bus although the bus... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

This beach is very nice and you don't need to go far to see very beautiful fish. The water is clean and clear. We spent the whole afternoon there. Better to go high tide.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

Clean beach with some interesting snorkelling. You need to pay for parking here- there should be someone in the car park to take the charge.

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