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

Sat 24/08 »

Surf report for Sat 24/08
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 4ft 8s  °  ° 6mph
12:00 4ft 10s  °  ° 8mph
18:00 5ft 11s  °  ° 17mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light05:07
Sunrise05:33
Sunset18:43
Dark19:09

Sun 25/08 »

Surf report for Sun 25/08
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 6ft 12s  °  ° 13mph
18:00 5ft 12s  °  ° 11mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light05:08
Sunrise05:33
Sunset18:42
Dark19:08

Mon 26/08 »

Surf report for Mon 26/08
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
3:00 5ft 11s  °  ° 12mph
15:00 3ft 10s  °  ° 8mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light05:08
Sunrise05:34
Sunset18:41
Dark19:07

Tue 27/08 »

Surf report for Tue 27/08
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
12:00 3ft 9s  °  ° 4mph
21:00 2ft 9s  °  ° 7mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light05:09
Sunrise05:35
Sunset18:40
Dark19:05

Wed 28/08 »

Surf report for Wed 28/08
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
9:00 6ft 6s  °  ° 26mph
18:00 7ft 7s  °  ° 28mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light05:10
Sunrise05:35
Sunset18:38
Dark19:04

Thu 29/08 »

Surf report for Thu 29/08
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
9:00 6ft 7s  °  ° 23mph
18:00 5ft 6s  °  ° 20mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light05:11
Sunrise05:36
Sunset18:37
Dark19:03

Today's weather

Heavy rain

26 °C
(78 °F)

Calm, 0.4 km/h from SSW

Sea temperature

29.6°C / 85.2°F

Rating

Average: 1 (1 vote)

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