Hatenohama, Kumejima-cho

4.5
#1 of 40 in Outdoors in Shimajiri-gun
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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  • August 17, 2017
    The best time to relax. However is useless and the weather is not good, but perfect weather for me, have a great experience. Sign up at the tour go by ship because like in General. I joined the EEF Beach Hotel Tour a snorkeling tour. Snorkeling guides it carefully in advance, so is ideal for beginners.
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  • August 14, 2017
    You could go to if you go to Kume Island spot. Saw the uninhabited sandy beaches just as impressed. On the beach of tours and guests can enjoy snorkeling, SUP.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Sea was beautiful because it was after the rainy season. Of beach tourism I of went on a tour, hotel transfers and passed life jackets without asking at the reception, a snorkeling when I'm annoying with noted. Beer, snorkel bring was because I had heard nothing and tents, coolers back in. Not too much rent a hovel just roof and toilets were, there were umbrellas and chairs. Than fish in the sea because it was low tide boats cannot be 9:00 half-landing at 11:00 half-raising only 2 hours could not go, and the coral is less. 1 beauty a good atmosphere is filled with beaches, coral, fish, go more easily. It was the best beer at the beach!
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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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