Hatenohama, Kumejima-cho

4.5
#1 of 37 in Outdoors in Shimajiri-gun
Island Beach Must See
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. Find out how to plan Kumejima-cho trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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  • It is a JTA calendar views. By late September, saying that many people and very open. Half-day tour was so short that was way back in time during the. Want to participate in the all-day tour.
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  • I went in early October. Strong wind and quite warm swimming is excellent. Went on a tour and stay only a short one-hour sea is beautiful, the sea turtles have seen on the way back. It is good, on the beach of a simple toilet there alone, but brought tissue just in case.
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  • Apple iPad yet, this is the 2nd time. EEF Beach hotel's shop is the last I in went the farthest in the end still where I went. Dive shop this time is different, so it still in front of the tour join. Still hate book. and to clean, polite and helpful, without an open around the. Just call after from the end of Kume Island area and had looked like a Rainbow (^-^) was very fantastic. Will swim in the still of this beach, the sea is of course up for sale, but strict monitoring, without all gone and State is seen. Alert and protrudes a little uplift. Sunglasses's brother and sister, school teacher was very good. The only toilet is still amazingly chaotic; Could not be so. So I can't go only half-day course. EEF Beach hotel's dive shop to become indebted to the following.
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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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