The one thing that draws the summer crowds is of course Takahama’s beautiful beaches. With 8km of coastline, with a number of different beaches suitable for swimming, snorkeling, paddle boarding and kayaking, beach visitors are certain to find a little spot of summer paradise in Takahama.
Wakasa Wada Beach
In 2016 Wakasa Wada Beach became Asia’s first to be awarded Blue Flag status. It is characterized by its crystal-clear, shallow waters and white sandy beaches.A fun and safe beach, with lots of beach huts, activities, showers and equipped with lifeguards during the swimming season.
Shirahama Beach & Toriihama Beach
Shirahama and Toriihama Beach have gentle waves and beautiful clear water. Their small bays are perfect for children. A pine grove spans the area 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.
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.