Urata Beach (浦田海水浴場) in Tanegashima

(Map of Locations)

Follow the west coast north for 20 minutes on Route 581 out of Nishinoomote City. There will be several road signs pointing out a left turn toward Urata Beach.  Follow this smaller road as it forks right twice, and pull into the large grassy parking lot. 

At the entrance to the small beach is a small shrine gate and a number of palm trees. A large recreation building equipped with showers, toilets, and an observation deck stands in the center of the grassy field. The area is frequented by families and children on school trips, and during the summer months there is a small concession stand, as well as umbrella and tube rental.

This quiet inlet is characterized by its clean white sand and clear blue sea. Though the surrounding forest scenery is somewhat less impressive than that of the island's other beaches, Urata's bright colors and friendly atmosphere have ranked it one of the Best 88 Beaches in Japan.

The cove is one of the best spots on the island for swimming and scuba diving. Fishing and camping are also popular.

Camping: ¥1,000/Tent  |Tent Rental: ¥1,200 - ¥1,800 |Shower: ¥100 | Grill Rental

Open: April 27 - September 17 |9 AM - 6 PM | CALL:  099-728-1187 or 099-722-1111