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Yonehara, Ishigaki, Okinawa Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank Michael A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not to miss snorkelling spot. You can get there by car or bus (not many options). There are also some facilities such as showers...etc.

Thank Ainhoa_Is
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Loads to see under the water Not a lot of shade on the beach though so bring your own. Not a huge set of facilities but that's part of the charm.

Thank Iain T
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

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.

Thank MisledZebra
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

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. We...More

Thank grainsofsalt
Reviewed 18 May 2018

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

1  Thank timnbob
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

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

1  Thank globalocal
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

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

2  Thank ChloCasabi
Reviewed 17 January 2018

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

Thank schmidtmg
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

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.

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Liz D
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Response from globalocal | Reviewed this property |
Hi. We stayed at Ishigaki Seaside hotel (pretty good btw) and they provided a table with the tides. Otherwise there are websites you could consider like tidetablechart Regards Globalocal :-)
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