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Hatenohama, Kumejima-cho

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Island Beach
Reset yourself with bright, white sand and clear blue water at Hatenohama on Kume Island. Accessible only through a glass-bottom boat tour, the 7 km long (4.3 mi) stretch of sand makes this beach a popular outing spot, where you can both swim and snorkel. See some of the exquisite shells and tropical fish, or take snorkeling and diving lessons with expert instructors. A huge area of pristine shallow water sheltered by coral reefs and funky rock formations offers excellent diving opportunities, and you'll see local fishermen looking for a catch further out from the shore. Bring water with you and go to the toilet beforehand, as the beach offers few amenities. Put Hatenohama and other Kumejima-cho attractions into our Kumejima-cho itinerary planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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Where to stay in Kumejima-cho

The main places to stay in Kumejima-cho lie on the main island of the same name. Lots of visitors opt for Eef Beach, a picturesque white sand spot and perhaps the most developed on the island; here, choose from luxury resorts, the occasional guesthouse, and some more standard, low-rise hotels. Another urban area to the west has a few pretty modest offerings, including simple hotels and family-run guesthouses. Travel throughout the island is easy, so you can head to remoter beaches when the mood strikes.
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  • We spent a couple of hours on the beach after a snorkeling time around. The white sand and the variations of blue of the water are amazing. In October, the temperature of both air and water was hot, v...  more »
  • It is quite stunning in the pictures, but a bit sharp under foot, the snorkelling is good, the tour people do insist you wear life jackets. A lot of the island is coral fragments rather than sand. Tak...  more »
  • 日中のシュノーケリングなどは行きませんでしたが、サンセットツアーに参加しました。久米島本島にしずむ夕日もきれいでした(グリーンフラッシュみたいな緑の光が見えた?)。涼しいし昼より人が少ないので、ロマンチックです。また日が沈んだあとには海ほたるも見られ、星空もきれいです。 sunset sea firefly starry sky nice and cool in evening(than dayt...  more »