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

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Temperature Averages

Average Water Temp

Sunayama Beach tide times & sea state

Wed 22/01 »

Surf report for Wed 22/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 3ft 13s  °  ° 13mph
12:00 3ft 13s  °  ° 15mph
18:00 3ft 13s  °  ° 15mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light07:00
Sunrise07:24
Sunset18:15
Dark18:39

Thu 23/01 »

Surf report for Thu 23/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 3ft 13s  °  ° 14mph
12:00 3ft 13s  °  ° 12mph
18:00 3ft 13s  °  ° 9mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light07:00
Sunrise07:24
Sunset18:15
Dark18:40

Fri 24/01 »

Surf report for Fri 24/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 3ft 12s  °  ° 12mph
12:00 3ft 12s  °  ° 15mph
18:00 4ft 12s  °  ° 13mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light07:00
Sunrise07:24
Sunset18:16
Dark18:40

Sat 25/01 »

Surf report for Sat 25/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 5ft 8s  °  ° 19mph
12:00 6ft 8s  °  ° 20mph
18:00 6ft 8s  °  ° 20mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light07:00
Sunrise07:24
Sunset18:17
Dark18:41

Sun 26/01 »

Surf report for Sun 26/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 6ft 8s  °  ° 8mph
12:00 5ft 8s  °  ° 6mph
18:00 6ft 9s  °  ° 6mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light06:59
Sunrise07:23
Sunset18:18
Dark18:42

Mon 27/01 »

Surf report for Mon 27/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 13ft 10s  °  ° 30mph
12:00 10ft 9s  °  ° 24mph
18:00 8ft 9s  °  ° 23mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light06:59
Sunrise07:23
Sunset18:18
Dark18:42

Today's weather

Clear sky

17 °C
(62 °F)

Light breeze, 7.9 km/h from NE

Sea temperature

20.9°C / 69.6°F

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