Hoshisuna Beach, Iriomote-jima

3.5
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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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  • I visited in the evening and in the morning. There were few people at that time, and I was able to spend a leisurely time listening to the sound of the waves. When I touched the sand, I was impressed by the sand of the stars. I want to swim next time.
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  • I went to look for star sand, but I was worried that i would not be able to find much due to overfishing in recent years, but i was glad that there was a lot of star sand. I was also surprised at the beauty of the sea. There were a lot of snorkeling people, and i enjoyed a lot of fish just to the extent that I could see just to put my foot on. There is also a rest house, and facilities are also plentiful.
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