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Sotohama Beach

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    • Nature & Scenery
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    • Nishinoshima Town
The only natural sandy beach on Nishinoshima Island.
Swim, snorkel and relax at the only natural sandy beach in Nishinoshima! Enjoy walking along the shore and over the rocky coast along the cliffs. The larger grocery store, Y-Shop, is about a 10-minute walk away. A smaller grocery store called Darumaya is closer to the beach. During the summer, the beach shop serves ice cream and other snacks.

Facilities (available during beach season only): running water, toilets, hot showers (JPY 200), changing rooms and parking area (limited space)

    Basic information

    3428-1 Mita, Nishinoshima-cho, Oki-gun, Shimane 684-0303
    From Beppu Port:
    10 min by car
    15 min by bicycle
    15 min by town bus (Bus stop: Sotohama), and a few minutes on foot

    From Urago Port:
    About 10 min by bus (Bus stop: Sotohama), and a few minutes on foot
    *Wear marine shoes to protect your feet from sharp rocks and shells.
    *Wear rash guards to protect yourselves from potential scrapes, sunburn and dangerous sea animals.
    *Fishery rights are established in the waters of the Oki Islands. Do not collect abalone, sazae turban shells, sea urchins, etc. If you violate the rules, you may be punished for breaking the law.
    *Cherish the environment and minimize your ecological impact when visiting the Oki Islands.
    *Swimming in the nearby Funabiki Canal is strictly prohibited.