Widely known for its bountiful reef teeming with marine life, Yonehara Beach remains a popular spot for amateur snorkelers looking for underwater adventure. At the back of the reef, a deep drop-off provides satisfying exploration opportunities for the more experienced divers. Check weather reports and exercise caution in the water, particularly at the break toward the back of reef where the currents can be very strong. Restrooms and showers are available on site. Make your Ishigaki itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
Yonehara Beach Reviews
In terms of beach, this may not be one of the best in Ishigaki but quite good for snorkeling from beach. Plenty of parking around for 500 yen. more »
We visited on a Saturday morning and the beach was practically empty! We caught the first bus to the beach from the bus terminal at around 8:30am (the buses are super easy to navigate!) using the day.... more »
Great beach with beautiful coral reefs and lots of colourful fish ranging from small bright blue ones to rainbow coloured ones and lots in-between. Some small and others relatively large. Beautiful corals too. All very easy to swim out to. Would recommend you bring shoes or similar to swim with given that the mussels on the beach can be a bit sharp, and also to protect yourself out in the water. While I didn't see any dangerous jellyfish or other sea animals, I've read they can be present. So better be careful. You can rent snorkeling gear by the parking lot and buy drinks, but I didn't see much other food around. Restrooms and water tap to wash your feet and gear also available between the beach and the parking lot. High tides in the morning and low in the afternoon. In general, it was a fantastic beach. Not too over crowded. Would definitely come again. Best snorkeling on the island.
There is a coral reef immediately from the sandy beach, and you can see the fish. Even if you don't have snorkeling gear, you can enjoy it with underwater goggles. It was a good place to enjoy the beauty of the sea comfortably with parents and children.
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