Trip Planner: Asia / Japan / Okinawa Prefecture / Yaeyama-gun / Taketomi-cho / Hateruma-jima / Nishihama Beach
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.
Nishihama Beach Reviews
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 »
This beach on Hateruma island has great colors. It stretches for about two kilometers, and is never crowded. There are no facilities for aeting or drinking, and very few places to find shade... more »
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