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

Sunayama Beach UV Index

Temperature Averages

Average Water Temp

Sunayama Beach tide times

Sunayama Beach sea state

Thu 24/01 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 4ft 8s  °  ° 13mph
12:00 4ft 9s  °  ° 12mph
18:00 3ft 9s  °  ° 15mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light07:00
Sunrise07:24
Sunset18:16
Dark18:41

Fri 25/01 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 3ft 9s  °  ° 9mph
12:00 3ft 9s  °  ° 7mph
18:00 3ft 9s  °  ° 12mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light06:59
Sunrise07:24
Sunset18:17
Dark18:41

Sat 26/01 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 5ft 5s  °  ° 25mph
12:00 7ft 7s  °  ° 28mph
18:00 9ft 8s  °  ° 29mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light06:59
Sunrise07:23
Sunset18:18
Dark18:42

Sun 27/01 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 9ft 9s  °  ° 23mph
12:00 8ft 9s  °  ° 17mph
18:00 6ft 9s  °  ° 16mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light06:59
Sunrise07:23
Sunset18:19
Dark18:43

Mon 28/01 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 4ft 8s  °  ° 10mph
12:00 4ft 8s  °  ° 7mph
18:00 3ft 8s  °  ° 11mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light06:59
Sunrise07:23
Sunset18:19
Dark18:43

Tue 29/01 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 3ft 7s  °  ° 12mph
12:00 3ft 11s  °  ° 11mph
18:00 3ft 10s  °  ° 12mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light06:58
Sunrise07:22
Sunset18:20
Dark18:44

Today's weather

Partly cloudy

18 °C
(64 °F)

Gentle breeze, 18.7 km/h from N

Sea temperature

23.9°C / 75°F

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