Yonaha Maehama Beach 与那覇前浜ビーチ
A seven-kilometer slice of paradise on Miyako Island's west coast
- World-class snorkeling and scuba diving in turquoise waters
- Unrivalled sunsets
How to Get There
Yonaha Maehama Beach is most popular from the spring through the autumn and is the main attraction on Miyako Island
The beach hosts the swimming section of an annual "Strongman" triathlon at the end of April
Refresh and unwind
This picture-postcard beach has sun parasols and deck chairs available to idle the day away and plan your ongoing journeys in Okinawa . There are also jet skis and banana boats to rent, and showers and toilet facilities nearby.
Getting around the island
Car or taxi is the best way to explore Miyako's other sights such as the botanical garden and neighboring three islands which are connected by bridge; public transportation here runs infrequently.
If you take a taxi anywhere, make sure to make a note of the company's number to arrange the return journey. If you can't speak Japanese, ask for help at a nearby shop or restaurant.
Several outlets in the island's town center also offer scooter and bicycle rental. Note that you will need a valid international driving license to hire a scooter in Miyako and anywhere else in Japan.