Amami Oshima's coastline features a host of beautiful, uncrowded beaches for sunbathing, swimming and snorkeling. Many beaches provide little beyond a parking lot and public restrooms if indeed they have any facilities at all. The best time to go swimming is between May and October, when air and water temperatures are suitable for beach activities. When entering the water, beware of strong currents that can pull you out to sea and poisonous creatures.

Additionally, even more secluded beaches are found along the coast of Kakeromajima Island, a short ferry ride south of Amami Oshima.

Tomori Beach•••

Facilities: small car park, restrooms

Ohama Beach

Facilities: car park, restrooms with showers, event space

Yadoribama Beach

Facilities: car park, restrooms, showers

Kurasaki Beach

Facilities: large car park

Sakibaru Beach

Facilities: small car park

Ratings:    best of the best    best of Japan    outstanding

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