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

Tue 25/06 »

Surf report for Tue 25/06
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 3ft 9s  °  ° 12mph
12:00 3ft 8s  °  ° 15mph
18:00 3ft 8s  °  ° 12mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light05:25
Sunrise05:50
Sunset19:31
Dark19:57

Wed 26/06 »

Surf report for Wed 26/06
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 5ft 8s  °  ° 12mph
12:00 6ft 8s  °  ° 16mph
21:00 6ft 8s  °  ° 17mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light05:25
Sunrise05:51
Sunset19:31
Dark19:57

Thu 27/06 »

Surf report for Thu 27/06
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
9:00 7ft 10s  °  ° 9mph
18:00 5ft 9s  °  ° 3mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light05:25
Sunrise05:51
Sunset19:31
Dark19:57

Fri 28/06 »

Surf report for Fri 28/06
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
3:00 4ft 8s  °  ° 12mph
15:00 3ft 7s  °  ° 12mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light05:25
Sunrise05:51
Sunset19:32
Dark19:57

Sat 29/06 »

Surf report for Sat 29/06
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
12:00 4ft 7s  °  ° 13mph
21:00 4ft 7s  °  ° 8mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light05:26
Sunrise05:51
Sunset19:32
Dark19:57

Sun 30/06 »

Surf report for Sun 30/06
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 4ft 8s  °  ° 11mph
18:00 4ft 8s  °  ° 7mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light05:26
Sunrise05:52
Sunset19:32
Dark19:57

Today's weather

Heavy rain

25 °C
(77 °F)

Gentle breeze, 15.1 km/h from NE

Sea temperature

28.3°C / 83°F

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