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Clean white sand and the rock-studded sea bed, visible through azure water, make Nishihama Beach the most natural beach on Hateruma Island. An hour away by boat from Ishigaki Island, this 1 km (0.6 mi) stretch of dry white sand and emerald-green water makes the perfect spot for a barefoot walk. You can enjoy the sparkling sea both by snorkeling and swimming. The beach offers showers and vending machines with drinks, but you should bring some food along, as you won't find any restaurants at the beach. You can rent a bike at the port to cycle here, or take a 10-minute walk from Hateruma Port. Put Nishihama Beach on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Hateruma-jima online vacation planner.
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Nishihama Beach reviews
I came on an overcast day in December and I was still able to swim. Not many people so I had the beach to myself. The sand is soft. But don’t leave any food exposed or those pesky crows will help...
I came on an overcast day in December and I was still able to swim. Not many people so I had the beach to myself. The sand is soft. But don’t leave any food exposed or those pesky crows will help... more »
Nishihama beach and star gazing were the main reasons for our planned overnight stay at Hateruma in early December. But on that day, the ferries were cancelled due to bad weather. So we did a day...
Nishihama beach and star gazing were the main reasons for our planned overnight stay at Hateruma in early December. But on that day, the ferries were cancelled due to bad weather. So we did a day... more »
Magnifique beach with rosy sand, gentle water, and not crowded. In the morning waves were stronger and the waters cooler, while after three the waters get calm and even more enjoyable. A bit above the beach at the entrance one can get the parasols so to stay on the beach the whole day to enjoy it.
My favorite beach in all of the Ishigaki Island's. The sand was impeccable, the coral was vibrant, and there was barely anyone there! They had a nice bed and breakfast nearby but unfortunately we didn't know about it until our last day. We saw lots of sea turtles and cool fish while snorkeling. This is a must stop when visiting Ishigaki!
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