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This beach is perfect for snorkeling. If you come from Ishigaki city the first sign will take you to a parking tha cost money. But if you drive another 700-800 meters and pass Yonehara camp there is a sign for pizza and tacos. Turn in...More
Not the softest sand but its excellent for snorkelling, when we went the water was waist height but easy to snorkel around the coral. Good option for children and weak swimmers. Coral not the prettiest but loads of fish. 500¥ parking.
It was a cloudy day when we visited so it was a bit of a hit and miss but when the sun shines, the water is amazingly clear. The dead corals though can be disheartening.
Do check the tide tables before you turn up.
Had tried snorkelling at a couple of other beaches on Ishigaki, then we came to Yonehara. Great big beach with easy access, and the tide was just right for us, must have been midway, so the water was not too deep but plenty of room...More
Certainly worth a visit, restrooms and parking lot round the corner, beach is apparently cleaned contrary to other beaches in Ishigaki which are full of plastic garbage.
Corals under water are largely bleached, unfortunately
Easy to get to by bus but very specific timetable. Be aware.
Exceptionally beautiful coral/shell beach, crystal clear water. Friend went swimming and sea was shallow for a long way. We were there from high tide to low tide and started to see rocks appearing...More
Yonehara beach is a lovely spot to take a leisurely stroll off season when tourists are few and far between and few people are swimming. On the day we went, sunshine and clouds were altering - the view was great, we saw some giant crabs...More
Good beach, maybe a nice spot for diving but sand was not that soft with a lot of corals and small rocks, not too many people swimming there compared with Miyakojima’s beach, it might be normal for Ishigaki island.