Sunayama Beach

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Sunayama Beach
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Sunayama Beach, Miyako

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Sunayama is situated in the north of Miyako-jima Island which is part of Japan's tropical Okinawa Prefecture. This pleasant little white sand beach is immediately identifiable by the rock arch at the southern end of the beach. The arch was formed by the exposed coral reef being eroded by the sea over the centuries.
Besides the arch, Sunayama beach's main feature is its powdery white sand, and the sheer quantity of it. The name means "sand mountain beach" and there is little in the way of exaggeration - to get down to the shoreline you must firs ascend the mountainous sand dune that sits behind the beach. Once on the beach Sunayama is a great place to unwind and is generally fairly quiet.

The water is here invitingly warm and the beautiful turquoise colour found throughout Okinawa. The Miyako islands are regarded as one of the best diving destinations in the world with 100s of species of coral along with sea turtles, whale sharks, manta rays and various tropical fish to be found in the crystal clear water. Whilst snorkelling is a highlight of a visit to Sunayama care must be taken; the waves can be powerful here and with this comes strong undercurrents.
A less energetic and more romantic option is to take in the amazing sunsets that can be seen here.

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Sunayama Beach Weather Info

5 Day Sunayama 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

Sunayama 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 14ft 13s  °  ° 29mph
12:00 15ft 13s  °  ° 26mph
18:00 14ft 12s  °  ° 27mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light05:52
Sunrise06:16
Sunset19:07
Dark19:30

Sun 25/08 »

Surf report for Sun 25/08
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 11ft 10s  °  ° 26mph
18:00 8ft 9s  °  ° 19mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light05:53
Sunrise06:16
Sunset19:06
Dark19:29

Mon 26/08 »

Surf report for Mon 26/08
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
3:00 6ft 9s  °  ° 20mph
15:00 4ft 8s  °  ° 11mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light05:53
Sunrise06:16
Sunset19:05
Dark19:28

Tue 27/08 »

Surf report for Tue 27/08
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
12:00 3ft 8s  °  ° 12mph
21:00 3ft 7s  °  ° 11mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light05:53
Sunrise06:17
Sunset19:04
Dark19:27

Wed 28/08 »

Surf report for Wed 28/08
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
9:00 4ft 7s  °  ° 12mph
18:00 4ft 9s  °  ° 12mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light05:54
Sunrise06:17
Sunset19:03
Dark19:26

Thu 29/08 »

Surf report for Thu 29/08
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
9:00 4ft 8s  °  ° 14mph
18:00 4ft 7s  °  ° 10mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light05:54
Sunrise06:18
Sunset19:02
Dark19:25

Today's weather

Clear sky

29 °C
(84 °F)

Moderate breeze, 25.6 km/h from ESE

Sea temperature

27.3°C / 81.1°F

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