Takahama has 8km of beautiful coastline, offering many bays and beaches, each with their own unique character. in 2016. “Wakasa Wada Beach” became the first beach in Asia to receive the International environmental certification Blue Flag, for meeting stringent environmental standards. With a wide shallow beach and crystal-clear water, the beach is also equipped with lifeguards and showers, making it a great beach for all the family.
Wakasa Wada Beach
Wakasa Wada Beach is always full of smiles and is the areas most popular beach. In 2016 it became Asia’s first beach to be awarded Blue Flag status, and is characterized by its crystal-clear, shallow waters and white sandy beaches. It’s a fun and safe beach, with lots of beach huts, activities, showers and equipped with lifeguards during the swimming season.
Shirahama Beach & Toriihama Beach
Along side Shiroyama Park, both Shirahama Beach and Toriihama Beach have gentle waves and beautiful clear water. The small bays are a good size for children, and there’s a nice pine grove behind the beach.
The gentle waves of the mellow beach of Shiroyama make it a relaxing place to spend time until the sun goes down. Popular among families with small children, the beach is alongside Shiroyama Park and “Meikyodo Cave”, a beautiful scenic spot with a wide lawn area. Shiroyama Park has been selected as one of the top 100 sunset spots in Japan.
Wakamiya is a family beach with a nearby fishing pier where parents and children can have fun together. Not too crowded, making this beach perfect for those who want to enjoy sea bathing leisurely.
Hamanasu Park Beach
The waves are especially calm, so it’s a good beach for families with young children. One of the attractions is that you can have BBQ’s along the beach (during swimming season only). There is also a 1,400 meter long promenade.
Ebisuhama Park Beach
Ebisuhama Park is a laid-back beach for more mature tastes, where you might read a book and enjoy the peace and quiet. It has a concrete seating area all along the sea, so a good place to enjoy the sea views without getting into the sand. Another attraction is that you can have BBQ’s all along the beach during the swimming season.
Nabae beach is currently closed due to road maintenance.
This beach is popular with surfers, and is the only beach in Takahama where you can drive your car onto the beach. *Surfing is prohibited during the swimming season.