Araha Park (Araha Beach), Chatan-cho

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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. Put Araha Park (Araha Beach) on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Chatan-cho trip planner .
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  • September 26, 2017
    The weekend so you can park a few hard to hail a car. The beach always crowded with locals and mainland tourists, Americans and foreign tourists. Will hit people in a narrow space to swim. By water or floating trash, dirty. Entering into the sea, to take a walk or have a relaxed barbecue is recommended.
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  • September 17, 2017
    We ended up on this beach one late afternoon during our stay. This part is more Westernized as the crowd are mostly local Foreigners, more American. There's also some Kids activity going on when we go...  more »
  • September 12, 2017
    Features free parking has been tanned in araha Beach will notice this year is not much in early or 停meremasu in a lottery kiosk and purchase is not summer quite customers were buying is wetsuit so helpful sanei located near there in Go from buying cheaper? ~! by the way there are the A & W a sea and the burger is the best! ~
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  • June 21, 2017
    Sand is great. Area is also nice. Beware of "Dangerous Jellyfish" season (currently experiencing in June) as they close off most of the water to swimming leaving waist deep water with no cool fish/things to explore. Beach is also fairly close to American Village (15 min walk) and has a Lawson's across the street. Water clarity isint the best on the island especially if windy/low to high tide. Great place to just catch rays and maybe play volleyball if the wind isint too bad.
  • May 14, 2017
    Nice beach with rentals ranging from play sets to bbq grills with tents and seating. Playground and basketball court right on the beach side. There's a few night spots down on the north end. Can get crowded and hard to grab parking, but it is a great relaxing spot.
  • March 16, 2017
    Nice little beach with easy access to the water. Good for watching sunset. Toilets available. Parking right next to the beach.
  • March 27, 2017
    Great beach- some locals and many US families. You also get to see the airforce planes ✈️ flying overhead 😀
  • April 27, 2017
    I wouldn't come here as a tourist. It's a beach for local families (mainly military). American accents of kids playing soccer and the distant view of that ugly Ferris wheel at the American village.

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Where to stay in Chatan-cho

Most visitors to Chatan-cho are seeking out a beachside holiday, so naturally most accommodations in town sit right on the coast. The beach to the north offers a selection of mid-range hotels and rental apartments near the sea, while the area of waterfront development around the American Village Ferris wheel has a collection of upmarket hotels close to some of the most popular restaurants. Budget-friendly guesthouses and rentals lie in the more residential districts inland.
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