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White sands

Great beach, safe to swim and snorkel. Little evidence of the recent typhoon. We went mid-week so... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Jo S
via mobile
Beautyiful beach, great boardwalk

We visited the beach several times while we were holidaying nearby. As a 'westerner' we found it... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2018
gdpo
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Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Great beach, safe to swim and snorkel. Little evidence of the recent typhoon. We went mid-week so it wasn’t crowded at all.

Thank Jo S
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

The sand on this beach was imported from Australia. The sea wall is manmade. Walking along the beach, you will find that there are gloves, plastic, straws, cigarette lighters, and other odd pieces of garbage washing up on the sand. This worried us because we...More

Thank romanholiday0809
Reviewed 24 August 2018

We visited the beach several times while we were holidaying nearby. As a 'westerner' we found it fascinating. Almost everyone was under an umbrella, which was a great idea, given the heat. Also, the locals are fascinated with inflatable water toys. It doesn't matter how...More

Thank gdpo
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Went there with a couple of friends to this beach. There was really nothing much to do here except enjoying the water and walk on the beach road, but we went to other nearby attractions before coming here. Nice way to spend a hot summer...More

4  Thank MissVxxx
Reviewed 12 June 2018

I was really surprised. It was a hot weekend day, the sun was shining, and nearly no one was at the beach! Only a few people. And the beach is absolutely beautiful. Nice sand, no garbage...

Thank sigsiko
Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

The water is still too cool in mid-May for most people to go swimming, but the town is quiet before the summer rush and you can have the beach all to yourself.

1  Thank conifer_doc
Reviewed 9 April 2018

Lovely white sand beach in downtown Shirahama. There are plenty of places to stay nearby and also a number of public hot spring baths to enjoy! Sunset here was beautiful.

Thank Saranger
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Holding my wife’s hand and walking on the soft sand which we enjoyed our romantic moment. Shirahama beach is a pretty nice romantic beach and must spend 30min there for a little walk with your love.

Thank Chumchu0630
Reviewed 1 February 2018

Visited this beach at the beginning of Spring so it was very hot still. It looked like there are beach stalls for food etc on the sand during Summer but they were already closed by the time we went in Spring. Nearby conbini are still...More

Thank Siobhan F
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

We visited Shirahama in winter but still find this beach very beautiful and inviting. The water is clear and the sand is fine. It also a good walk along the beach on a nice day.

Thank angieyca
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Erica C
28 August 2018|
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Response from Saranger | Reviewed this property |
You may find this website helpful: type “visit wakayama plan your trip” into your search engine. Available in English. Good site for planning for trains and bus service.
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Response from Chumchu0630 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry Kate. I am not the right person to answer this question because I didn’t do any water activities except holding my wife’s hand and walk on the beach. You might check with other visit who leave comments. Wish you are... More
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Nick T
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Hi, I am sorry to say that I dont know.
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