The Beach Guide

Sunayama Beach

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.

Nearest city

Hirara

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Sunayama Beach Weather Info

Current weather (Wed Feb 26th 15:00)

Rain

(Rain)
22°C / 72°F

Sea temperature
23.1°C
73.6°F
Wind WSW
Rain 0.9mm
Sunrise 07:11
Sunset 19:14
Current weather

Week weather forecast

Wed 26th
Light rain showers 21°C / 70°F SW

8 mph
13 km/h

Thu 27th
Partly cloudy 20°C / 68°F NNE

14 mph
23 km/h

Fri 28th
Cloudy 20°C / 68°F SE

12 mph
19 km/h

Sat 29th
Cloudy 21°C / 70°F S

10 mph
15 km/h

Sun 01st
Fair 22°C / 72°F S

12 mph
20 km/h

Mon 02nd
Partly cloudy 21°C / 70°F NNW

11 mph
17 km/h

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

  • Thu 27/02 »
    Surf report for Thu 27/02
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    6:00 6ft 10s  °  ° 21mph
    12:00 6ft 10s  °  ° 18mph
    18:00 7ft 7s  °  ° 22mph
    Tide times
    Low 3:20am (0.20m)
    High 9:34am (1.49m)
    Low 3:32pm (0.35m)
    High 9:35pm (1.49m)
    Daylight
    First light06:41
    Sunrise07:04
    Sunset18:38
    Dark19:01
  • Fri 28/02 »
    Surf report for Fri 28/02
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    6:00 6ft 7s  °  ° 16mph
    12:00 6ft 7s  °  ° 14mph
    18:00 5ft 8s  °  ° 11mph
    Tide times
    Low 3:44am (0.29m)
    High 9:58am (1.46m)
    Low 4:05pm (0.35m)
    High 10:07pm (1.39m)
    Daylight
    First light06:41
    Sunrise07:03
    Sunset18:39
    Dark19:02
  • Sat 29/02 »
    Surf report for Sat 29/02
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    6:00 4ft 8s  °  ° 10mph
    12:00 4ft 8s  °  ° 8mph
    18:00 4ft 8s  °  ° 8mph
    Tide times
    Low 4:08am (0.41m)
    High 10:22am (1.43m)
    Low 4:40pm (0.38m)
    High 10:44pm (1.28m)
    Daylight
    First light06:40
    Sunrise07:03
    Sunset18:40
    Dark19:02
  • Sun 01/03 »
    Surf report for Sun 01/03
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    6:00 4ft 8s  °  ° 13mph
    12:00 4ft 10s  °  ° 14mph
    18:00 4ft 9s  °  ° 14mph
    Tide times
    Low 4:33am (0.53m)
    High 10:49am (1.38m)
    Low 5:23pm (0.43m)
    High 11:31pm (1.16m)
    Daylight
    First light06:39
    Sunrise07:02
    Sunset18:40
    Dark19:03
  • Mon 02/03 »
    Surf report for Mon 02/03
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    6:00 4ft 9s  °  ° 11mph
    12:00 5ft 7s  °  ° 18mph
    18:00 6ft 6s  °  ° 22mph
    Tide times
    Low 5:00am (0.67m)
    High 11:22am (1.32m)
    Low 6:23pm (0.48m)
    Daylight
    First light06:38
    Sunrise07:01
    Sunset18:41
    Dark19:03
  • Tue 03/03 »
    Surf report for Tue 03/03
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    6:00 6ft 7s  °  ° 19mph
    12:00 6ft 7s  °  ° 19mph
    18:00 5ft 7s  °  ° 17mph
    Tide times
    High 12:47am (1.05m)
    Low 5:39am (0.81m)
    High 12:14pm (1.27m)
    Low 7:57pm (0.48m)
    Daylight
    First light06:37
    Sunrise07:00
    Sunset18:41
    Dark19:04

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