5 Best Beaches of Okinawa To Visit!

Okinawa is one of the most beautiful vacation destination in Japan, and many people visit Okinawa for its beautiful beaches and sky views. You can find many different beaches in Okinawa, and today we’ve listed some of the best beaches to visit in Okinawa!

1. Emerald Beach

Emerald Beach

Emerald beach is one of the most famous sightseeing spots in Okinawa, which is located in the same location with Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium.

The beach has gorgeous white sand and very clear water, but unfortunately you can’t snorkel at Emerald Beach. There are umbrellas and floats to rent, so you could relax with your friends or family on this beach instead!

Emerald Beach
424 Ishikawa, Honbe, Kunigami, Okinawa

2. Minna Beach

Minna Beach

Minna beach is located on the Minna Island, and it takes 15-minutes boat ride to reach it from the main island of Okinawa. The island is also called as the croissant island for its shape, which looks exactly like crescent moon.

Minna Island is famous for its beautiful collections of corals and sea creatures, and more than 6 million people visiting this island every year for its gorgeous nature.

You can enjoy snorkeling, kayaking, and banana boat at Minna for all seasons, and you can enjoy whale watching from January to March.

Minna Beach
6229 Sesoko, Honbe, Kunigami, Okinawa

3. Sesoko Beach

Sesoko Beach

Sesoko Beach is located in Sesoko Island, and you have to cross the 762 meter bridge to reach this beach. The island is not that big, and its population is less than 1,000 people.

Many tourists visit this island in the summer for its huge white sand beach and clear view of the ocean. You can enjoy snorkeling here to see the colorful sea creatures, and Sesoko Beach is a perfect spot for star gazing as well!

Sesoko Beach
5750 Sesoko Motobu, Kunigami

4. Furuzamami Beach

Furuzamami Beach

You can find Furuzamami Beach in Zamami island, which can be reached easily through 50-minutes boat rides from the main island of Okinawa.

Furuzamami Beach is awarded 2 stars on Michelin green guide Japon, and it is also one of the most popular beaches in Okinawa. Snorkeling at Furuzamami Beach is always fun, as you can see sea turtles when snorkeling around the beach in the summer.

The beach is always crowded in the summer, so we strongly suggest you to visit the beach right before the summer or in October!


Furuzamami Beach
1743 Zamami, Shimajiri, Okinawa

5. Aharen Beach

Clear Ocean View at Aharen Beach

Aharen Beach is located in Tokashiki Island, which can be reached easily through a 35-minute boat ride from Naha’s Tomari Port.

This 800 meters beach is exceptionally beautiful as it accommodates not just for its clear water, but also for its great collections of colorful coral reefs and sea creatures. Aharen Beach is a perfect spot for snorkeling, banana boat, and sea kayak.

Aharen Beach
Aharen, Tokashiki, Okinawa
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