Continent
Asia
Country
Japan
Next Big City
Okinawa City, Naha
Next Town
Itoman
 
Type:
Ocean, Lagoon
Rider Ability:
Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Camping, Shower, Toilet, Food, Parking

Water

Type:
Flat, Chop
Hazards:
Reefs, Corals, Rocks
Quality:
Crystal clear
Best Tide:
High tide, Coming tide, Falling tide

Usually clear water and the island is ringed by a lagoon in general, so it looks turquoise. No tidal restrains. Coral reefs. The lagoon dries out on a spring tide low tide.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Medium
Hazards:
Trees, Concrete
Beach Users:
None

Coral reefs and coral sand, you need to wear boots or you shred your soles. Keep distance from the concrete wall along the beach.

Weather

Spring:
Shorty
Summer:
Shorts
Fall:
Shorty
Winter:
Normal

Wind

Best Months:
January, February, March, November, December
Wind Type:
Frontal
Best Direction:
NW
Main Direction:
NW

For Southwest to NNW winds. Summer wind is usually light, fickle and southerly. Not much more than a sea breeze so big gear is a necessity. Better go diving in summer (around 10 knots). Winter rocks, northerly wind regularly blows and can reach 30 knots. Wind feels more consistent too. This is definitely the best time, starts off around mid October and carries on through March usually, normally NW. Northerly winds tends to be gusty.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

You will need to hire a car from the airport. From Naha Airport head south on Route 331 toward Itoman. Follow 331 until you see a sign for Cape Kyan. Take another right at the Nashiro Beach sign, and keep following the signs until you reach Nashiro Beach.

Extra information

Rules
Zones, Fees

It is a privately owned site and there is an entrance fee of 450 yen per person. Swimmer zone during summer marked with buoys.

Nightlife

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