Hoshisuna Beach, Iriomote-jima

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Famous for its sands made of billions of tiny dead starfish, Hoshisuna Beach features a number of reefs and curious offshore rock formations covered with greener. Forming a half-closed bay with a micro climate, the beach offers good swimming and snorkeling opportunities. You can walk in the shallows and puddles during low tide, or rent snorkeling equipment at a facility right across the beach and wait for high tide. Huge differences in tide leave large pools filled with vivid marine life. You can dine in a nice restaurant nearby and the beach, some 10-15 minutes by car from Uehara, has toilet facilities. Arrange your visit to Hoshisuna Beach and discover more family-friendly attractions in Iriomote-jima using our Iriomote-jima tour builder tool.
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  • I stayed at a hotel right on Hoshisuna Beach. So I ventured here a few times daily. I was here during the week and the beach was not very crowded, perhaps just a few tourists a day. The beach itself.....  more
    I stayed at a hotel right on Hoshisuna Beach. So I ventured here a few times daily. I was here during the week and the beach was not very crowded, perhaps just a few tourists a day. The beach itself.....  more »
  • The beach is famous for star shaped sands or pebbles which we couldn’t find much. Locals claimed that sands were less and less available. However, we found that this was a perfect beach to observe a....  more
    The beach is famous for star shaped sands or pebbles which we couldn’t find much. Locals claimed that sands were less and less available. However, we found that this was a perfect beach to observe a....  more »
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  • The color of the water is beautiful, unfortunately the beach is full of garbage coming from the sea... it’s very sad to see.
  • Star sand!

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