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

Mon 17/06 »

Surf report for Mon 17/06
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 3ft 8s  °  ° 7mph
12:00 3ft 8s  °  ° 4mph
18:00 2ft 8s  °  ° 6mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light04:26
Sunrise04:55
Sunset19:17
Dark19:46

Tue 18/06 »

Surf report for Tue 18/06
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 2ft 7s  °  ° 5mph
12:00 2ft 7s  °  ° 6mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light04:26
Sunrise04:55
Sunset19:17
Dark19:46

Wed 19/06 »

Surf report for Wed 19/06
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
9:00 2ft 9s  °  ° 5mph
21:00 3ft 9s  °  ° 10mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light04:26
Sunrise04:55
Sunset19:17
Dark19:46

Thu 20/06 »

Surf report for Thu 20/06
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 2ft 9s  °  ° 3mph
15:00 3ft 9s  °  ° 8mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light04:26
Sunrise04:55
Sunset19:18
Dark19:47

Fri 21/06 »

Surf report for Fri 21/06
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
3:00 4ft 8s  °  ° 7mph
12:00 5ft 7s  °  ° 21mph
21:00 6ft 7s  °  ° 22mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light04:26
Sunrise04:55
Sunset19:18
Dark19:47

Sat 22/06 »

Surf report for Sat 22/06
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
9:00 6ft 8s  °  ° 8mph
18:00 5ft 8s  °  ° 18mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light04:27
Sunrise04:56
Sunset19:18
Dark19:47

Today's weather

Partly cloudy

22 °C
(71 °F)

Light breeze, 8.3 km/h from NNW

Sea temperature

23.9°C / 75°F

Rating

Average: 1 (1 vote)

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