Life is a beach . . . then you barbecue on Okinawa!

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Life is a beach . . . then you barbecue on Okinawa!

by: Tetsuo Nakahara | .
Stripes Okinawa | .
published: September 22, 2017

1.YAGAJISHIMA BEACH
This private beach is the perfect place to have a campout beach party. Amenities include rental barbeque equipment, campsites, parking, showers and bungalows. Head north on Route 58 to Route 110 toward to Yagaji Island. Make left on Route 110 and drive pass the bridge.

2. NIJYUUISSEIKI NO MORI BEACH
This is a white sand beach with crystal clear water. The beach is attached to a large park and is good place ice on Route 58, Look for a sign that says “Nijyuuisseiki no Mori Park. Tel: 0980-52-3183 (Japanese).

3. KOKI BEACH
This is beautiful beach with emerald green watefor a family to spend a day. Reservations are required for a barbeque. Amenities include parking, showers and a park. Drive north from Nago City Offr. Reservations are required for a barbeque. Amenities include parking, shower, camp site and water activities (banana boating, jet skiing and sea kayaking).  Drive north on Route 58 toward AJ Koki Hotel; just past the hotel, look for a long white sand beach. Tel: 0980-54-2567 (Japanese).

4. GINOWAN TROPICAL BEACH
One of the most popular sites for beach parties, Ginowan Tropical Beech is located behind of Okinawa Convention Center near Camp Foster. Amenities include rental barbeque equipment, parking, shower and water activities (banana boating and sea kayaking). URL: www.ginowankaihinkouen.jp/information

5. CHATAN SUNSET BEACH
This is another well-known site for beach parties – and especially for its gorgeous sunsets. Because it is close to American Village, you can enjoy various activities after the beach party. Amenities include rental barbeque equipment, parking, showers and a beautiful board walk. URL: www.uminikansya.com/index.php?id=1

6. ARAHA BEACH
Popular beach with the military community, this site is south of Sunset Beach in Chatan. The beach is less crowded compare to Ginowan Tropical and Chatan Sunset beaches. Amenities include rental barbecue equipment, parking, showers and water activities (banana boating, wake boarding and kayaking) URL: uminchunokai.com

7. NISHIHARA KIRA KIRA BEACH
This huge beach park has 19 barbecue pits and can accommodate up to 650 people. There is also a park with beach soccer field and beach volley court in the beach. Amenities include rental barbeque equipment, parking, showers and water activities (banana boating and jet skiing). Located on the east side of the island at the end of Yonabaru Bypass Road. TURL: www.marine-park.net/marine.html

8. AZAMA SUN SUN BEACH
This beautiful beach is for those who don’t want to prepare anything for their beach party. Here, you cannot bring your own barbeque equipment or food. You need to make reservations for food at least three days prior to your event. Amenities include rental barbeque equipment, parking, showers and water activities (banana boating, snorkeling, jet skiing). Located behind the Chinen Kaiyo Leisure Center.  URL: okinawa-nanjo.jp/beach

9. BIBI BEACH
Open in 2006, the relatively new beach offers pristine modern facilities. You cannot bring your own food for barbecues, but must make reservations for the prepared food you will grill at least two days prior to your event. Amenities include rental barbeque equipment, parking, shower and water activities (banana boating, wake boarding, snorkeling, jet skiing). Located next to Itoman Port. URL: bibibeach.com/page.php?pID=0

10. HYAKUNA BEACH
This is a quiet location that offers the feel of a private beach party. It’s a favorite with locals. You need to bring all own barbeque equipment and food to this beach. It’s a good place for kite surfing and parasailing. Amenities include parking and showers. Take Route 331, and take a road toward to beach by sewage disposal.