Trip Planner: Asia / Japan / Okinawa Prefecture / Yaeyama-gun / Taketomi-cho / Iriomote-jima / Hoshisuna Beach
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.
Hoshisuna Beach Reviews
I found this place to be best and most rich in aquatic life for snorkeling with so many schools of fishes, crabs, lionfish, snake etc all at one place and water is very clear. Do enjoy the sunsets... more »
Hoshisuna Beach on Iriomote is not big, and not particularly stunning. However, there are live corals in the bay on the left side of the beach, and there are plenty of tropical fish. Good for a... more »
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