Katsurahama Beach

Katsurahama Beach - Japan
Photo: © 京浜にけ / CC BY

Katsurahama Beach is a popular destination, located around 30 minutes from the city of Kochi. This pretty stretch of sand is backed by a promenade and the trees of Katsurahama Park. Towards the western end the beach curves round to a small headland which is home to a shrine.

Whilst it is fine to sit on the beach soaking up the sun or take a stroll along the promenade and sit in a cafe you are not allowed to swim at Katsurahama. The reason for this is the strong and unpredictable currents which result from the beach being located near the mouth of two rivers.

Fortunately there is plenty to see and do in the area, most notably the Tosa Dog Museum, a small aquarium and the famous statue of Sakamoto Ryoma. Ryoma was instrumental in the formation of modern Japan, helping to end the feudal system and overthrow the last shogun. If you are interested there is the Sakamoto Ryoma Memorial Museum in the park above the beach.

Katsurahama Beach Weather Info

5 Day Katsurahama Beach UV Index

UV Index scale

A UV Index reading of 3 or more means some precautions should be taken. For more information visit our guide to the UV Index.

Temperature Averages

Average Water Temp

Katsurahama Beach tide times & sea state

Fri 18/10 »

Surf report for Fri 18/10
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 7ft 8s  °  ° 20mph
12:00 7ft 8s  °  ° 25mph
18:00 9ft 8s  °  ° 30mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light05:47
Sunrise06:12
Sunset17:29
Dark17:54

Sat 19/10 »

Surf report for Sat 19/10
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 6ft 9s  °  ° 8mph
12:00 5ft 9s  °  ° 5mph
18:00 5ft 9s  °  ° 16mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light05:47
Sunrise06:12
Sunset17:28
Dark17:53

Sun 20/10 »

Surf report for Sun 20/10
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 4ft 8s  °  ° 14mph
12:00 5ft 7s  °  ° 15mph
18:00 5ft 7s  °  ° 19mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light05:48
Sunrise06:13
Sunset17:27
Dark17:52

Mon 21/10 »

Surf report for Mon 21/10
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 3ft 8s  °  ° 14mph
12:00 3ft 7s  °  ° 13mph
18:00 4ft 5s  °  ° 21mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light05:49
Sunrise06:14
Sunset17:26
Dark17:51

Tue 22/10 »

Surf report for Tue 22/10
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 5ft 7s  °  ° 17mph
12:00 6ft 8s  °  ° 23mph
18:00 7ft 8s  °  ° 21mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light05:50
Sunrise06:15
Sunset17:25
Dark17:50

Wed 23/10 »

Surf report for Wed 23/10
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 5ft 8s  °  ° 12mph
15:00 6ft 9s  °  ° 22mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light05:51
Sunrise06:16
Sunset17:24
Dark17:49

Today's weather

Partly cloudy

20 °C
(68 °F)

Light breeze, 6.1 km/h from N

Sea temperature

26.4°C / 79.5°F

Rating

Average: 1 (1 vote)

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