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

Mon 20/05 »

Surf report for Mon 20/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 4ft 10s  °  ° 7mph
12:00 4ft 10s  °  ° 4mph
18:00 4ft 10s  °  ° 16mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light05:28
Sunrise05:53
Sunset19:17
Dark19:42

Tue 21/05 »

Surf report for Tue 21/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 7ft 8s  °  ° 24mph
12:00 7ft 8s  °  ° 19mph
18:00 6ft 8s  °  ° 17mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light05:27
Sunrise05:52
Sunset19:18
Dark19:42

Wed 22/05 »

Surf report for Wed 22/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
3:00 6ft 10s  °  ° 14mph
15:00 5ft 11s  °  ° 13mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light05:27
Sunrise05:52
Sunset19:18
Dark19:43

Thu 23/05 »

Surf report for Thu 23/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
12:00 5ft 12s  °  ° 12mph
21:00 5ft 12s  °  ° 13mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light05:27
Sunrise05:51
Sunset19:19
Dark19:43

Fri 24/05 »

Surf report for Fri 24/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
9:00 5ft 13s  °  ° 13mph
21:00 4ft 13s  °  ° 12mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light05:26
Sunrise05:51
Sunset19:19
Dark19:44

Sat 25/05 »

Surf report for Sat 25/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
9:00 4ft 12s  °  ° 14mph
18:00 4ft 12s  °  ° 14mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light05:26
Sunrise05:51
Sunset19:20
Dark19:45

Today's weather

Light rain

27 °C
(80 °F)

Light air, 2.5 km/h from SW

Sea temperature

27.2°C / 81°F

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