Widely known for its bountiful reef teeming with marine life, Yonehara Beach remains a popular spot for amateur snorkelers looking for underwater adventure. At the back of the reef, a deep drop-off provides satisfying exploration opportunities for the more experienced divers. Check weather reports and exercise caution in the water, particularly at the break toward the back of reef where the currents can be very strong. Restrooms and showers are available on site. Make your Ishigaki itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
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If you like snorkelling this is definitely a spot not to miss! Crystal clear water, plenty (PLENTY) of fish with an amazing variety and there is even corals that are actually still alive! Too bad... more »
A really lovely beach with clear blue water. Unlike most of the other beaches, you can safely snorkel here without venturing too far out and still see colourful fish swimming about. more »
Great beach with beautiful coral reefs and lots of colourful fish ranging from small bright blue ones to rainbow coloured ones and lots in-between. Some small and others relatively large. Beautiful corals too. All very easy to swim out to. Would recommend you bring shoes or similar to swim with given that the mussels on the beach can be a bit sharp, and also to protect yourself out in the water. While I didn't see any dangerous jellyfish or other sea animals, I've read they can be present. So better be careful. You can rent snorkeling gear by the parking lot and buy drinks, but I didn't see much other food around. Restrooms and water tap to wash your feet and gear also available between the beach and the parking lot. High tides in the morning and low in the afternoon. In general, it was a fantastic beach. Not too over crowded. Would definitely come again. Best snorkeling on the island.
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