Araha Park (Araha Beach), Chatan-cho

(4.1/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web)
Stretching for nearly 1 km (0.6 mi), Araha Park (Araha Beach) provides everything for a fun outdoor day with friends and family, including a jogging track, playground facilities, three basketball courts, and a bike trail. Large wooden tables draw picnickers, with nearby street vendors offering refreshing beverages and snacks. Soak up the sun and enjoy the vista of the seemingly infinite ocean, then cool off in the sea lapping this pleasant beach, patrolled by lifeguards and protected from jellyfish by safety nets. Before you head to Chatan-cho, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Chatan-cho vacation planner, to make sure you see all that Chatan-cho has to offer, including Araha Park (Araha Beach).
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Very nice walk on the beach, plenty of parking, water a bit cold in April. Also two couples were there taking wedding photots.  more »
  • Surprisingly uncrowded and quiet. I do, however, dropped by the time suddenly becomes the depth, click on it to secure. If swimming time, warden. Parking is free of charge. It is recommended to play relaxed, toilet, shower and since the restaurant is close.
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  • I have been walking along this beach everyday and really enjoy the walk. Always some good people watching you never really know what your going to see going on.  more »
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  • The rock formations add an interesting dimensions to the scenery. We actually came back again the day after to watch the sun set! There are washrooms and places for you to bbq around the park, it's really relaxing and I daw many ppl running /biking along the boardwalk. The traffic to get here is not very good though, as with seaside towns, traffic is always backed up. Luckily we were always able to find (free) parking!
  • I liked this beach because there was a lot to do and the locals were very nice. You can do the following Play basketball on the courts Kids can play on the pirate playground Run along the coast Play on the beach (soccer football ect.) Swim in netted area Jet ski ride $ Bannana boat raft rides $ The only downside is that the netted area to swim in is small.
  • Nice Beach,but you better make sure the swimming area is open. Now get this, They close the "netted in area" to swimmers because someone saw a shark up the coast, but they let people swim outside the net a few yards up from the net in the open area, and if that is not crazy enough, they are still giving rides on the Banana Boat and other rides out in open water where people are falling off all the time. I would not of believed it if I did not see it.
  • Nice place to go fishing, running, picnic, swimming, new playground for toddlers with water view. I love Araha Beach.
  • Beutiful public beach with clean sand and water with a very nice pirate ship playground