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

Thu 12/12 »

Surf report for Thu 12/12
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 8ft 7s  °  ° 26mph
12:00 8ft 7s  °  ° 23mph
18:00 7ft 7s  °  ° 22mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light06:48
Sunrise07:12
Sunset17:50
Dark18:15

Fri 13/12 »

Surf report for Fri 13/12
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 8ft 7s  °  ° 22mph
12:00 7ft 8s  °  ° 19mph
18:00 6ft 8s  °  ° 19mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light06:48
Sunrise07:13
Sunset17:51
Dark18:15

Sat 14/12 »

Surf report for Sat 14/12
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 6ft 8s  °  ° 20mph
12:00 6ft 8s  °  ° 20mph
18:00 6ft 6s  °  ° 21mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light06:49
Sunrise07:14
Sunset17:51
Dark18:16

Sun 15/12 »

Surf report for Sun 15/12
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 5ft 6s  °  ° 17mph
12:00 5ft 7s  °  ° 18mph
18:00 5ft 7s  °  ° 18mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light06:49
Sunrise07:14
Sunset17:51
Dark18:16

Mon 16/12 »

Surf report for Mon 16/12
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 5ft 8s  °  ° 15mph
12:00 4ft 8s  °  ° 14mph
18:00 4ft 8s  °  ° 14mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light06:50
Sunrise07:15
Sunset17:52
Dark18:16

Tue 17/12 »

Surf report for Tue 17/12
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 5ft 8s  °  ° 15mph
12:00 5ft 9s  °  ° 12mph
18:00 5ft 9s  °  ° 10mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light06:51
Sunrise07:15
Sunset17:52
Dark18:17

Today's weather

Fair

20 °C
(68 °F)

Moderate breeze, 20.2 km/h from NNE

Sea temperature

21.8°C / 71.2°F

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