Beaches

大山海水浴場 oyama beach

SOTOHAMA 外浜海水浴場

外浜海水浴 sotohamabeach
Swim, snorkel and relax at the only sand beach in Nishinoshima!
Enjoy walking along the sand and over the rocky shore along the cliffs.
Watch boats come and go along the canal.

Facilities
Running Water
Toilets
Showers
Changing Rooms
Parking Area

There is a small shop that sells takoyaki and icecream (summer months only).
Grocery store DARUMAYA is a 5 – 7 minute walk from the beach.
Grocery store NAKASHIMAYA is a 7 – 10 minute walk from the beach.
Lunch is available at SHIMA, a 10 minute walk from the beach. Please check for opening hours and days.

Access (from Beppu Port)
  car  10 minutes
bicycle20 minutes
 foot  45 minutes
  bus  15 minutes by town bus (¥200 one way)

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MIMIURA 耳浦海水浴場

耳裏海水浴場 mimiura beach
Swim, snorkel and relax at this pebble-stone beach.
Enjoy the sound of the waves on the round stones.
Kayakers and divers like this bay area for the clear water and underwater life.

Facilities
(mostly available mid-July – mid-August only)
Running Water
Toilets
Showers Changing Rooms
Parking Area
There are no shops nearby, so make sure you bring food and drink with you.
There is no mobile phone reception, but there is a pay phone available.
Currently (15 July 2017) the pay phone is broken, so please ask the campsite manager (9:00 – 17:00, 15 July – 21 August 2017) to let you use the office phone.

Access (from Beppu Port)
  car  10 minutes
bicycle20 minutes
 foot  45 minutes
*No public bus service to this beach.

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Oyama 大山ビーチ

大山海水浴場 oyamabeach
Relax by the sea, swim at the beach and watch the ferries and fishing boats go by.

Facilities
Parking
Toilet
There are no shops nearby, so make sure you bring food and drink with you.

Access (from Beppu Port)
  car  5 minutes
bicycle10 minutes
 foot  20 minutes
*The town bus does not go here.

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Kuniga 国賀浜

国賀浜海岸 Kunigahama Beach
This rocky shore is a great place for snorkeling to see an array of fish and seaweed. This is not an official swimming beach, but is a great place to explore the rocks and underwater life along the Kuniga Coast.
There are no shops nearby, so make sure you bring food and drink with you.

Facilities
Parking
Toilet
There are no shops nearby, so make sure you bring food and drink with you.

Access (from Beppu Port)
  car  20 minutes by car, then 5 minutes on foot
bicycle45 minutes
 foot  2 hours
  bus  30 minutes by local bus (operates 2- 4 times/day from April – October)

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