Hoshisuna Beach, Iriomote-jima

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Famous for its sands made of billions of tiny dead starfish, Hoshisuna Beach features a number of reefs and curious offshore rock formations covered with greener. Forming a half-closed bay with a micro climate, the beach offers good swimming and snorkeling opportunities. You can walk in the shallows and puddles during low tide, or rent snorkeling equipment at a facility right across the beach and wait for high tide. Huge differences in tide leave large pools filled with vivid marine life. You can dine in a nice restaurant nearby and the beach, some 10-15 minutes by car from Uehara, has toilet facilities. Arrange your visit to Hoshisuna Beach and discover more family-friendly attractions in Iriomote-jima using our Iriomote-jima tour builder tool .
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  • Hoshisuna Beach on Iriomote is not big, and not particularly stunning. However, there are live corals in the bay on the left side of the beach, and there are plenty of tropical fish. Good for a couple...  more »
  • Because the reef sands are scattered off the coast of the beach, it was a beach where snorkeling can be enjoyed with peace of mind feeling that it is protected in the scenery than in a usual reef. The coral was not so beautiful in the reef, but if you go to the edge, you can see living coral, and the fish shadow is also dark. Moreover, the garbage which was launched to the beach stands out though the sand of the beach is attractive to have the shape of the star.
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