Minna Beach (Minna Island) | Great snorkeling and diving spot

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Motobu Beaches

Minna Beach is in Minna island in Motobu Town, in the northern part of the main island of Okinawa.

This island is remote island, so it is necessary to go by boat from Motobu Town’s Toguchi Port, which can be reached in about 15 minutes.

Minna Beach is characterized by its highly transparent blue sea and pure white sand, and is also famous for the annual visit of more than 60,000 tourists to an island with a population of about 40.

here are facilities that many tourists can enjoy, such as swimming and water sports, so it is recommended for those who want to enjoy a beautiful beach.


Evaluation of Minna Beach

  • Transparency ・・・・・・5.0
  • Beauty of beach・・・・・5.0
  • Rest area ・・・・・・・・4.5
  • Swimming facility ・・・・4.0
  • Refreshing feelings ・・・4.5
  • Feeling nature・・・・・・4.5

Notes: This evaluation is compared with other beaches in Okinawa by Okinawa Bookmark administrator

Information of Minna Beach

Swimming periodApril-October
8: 00-17: 00
Business hoursApril-October
8: 00-17: 00
Swimming feeFree
Protective netYes
Shower roomYes
Water sportsYes
Official sitehttps://www.minnajima.com/en/

There are guards and protective nets in this beach, so adults and children can swim safely.

The beach is especially recommended for those who want to enjoy water sports, because there are plenty of facilities such as rentals and water sports, shops etc…

[Swimming equipment rental]
- Floating ring
- Underwater glasses
- Umbrella
- Beach mat
- Deck chair
- Life jacket
- BBQ (advance reservation required)
* Please check here for details.
[Water sports]
- Banana boat
- Marble
- Marine jet
- Boat snorkeling
- Parasailing
- Experience diving
- Wake Board
- SUP experience
- Kayak
- Glass board, etc.
* Please check here for details.

Recommended Points

Beautiful sea and white sand beach

As you can see in the image, the emerald green sea and white sandy beach are attractive.

Great snokeling and diving spots

You can make a reservation from Activity Japan, so please check it.

Well-equipped swimming equipment

There was a shower room and a changing room.

There are also precautions for using the facility, so be sure to follow the rules.

Lots of rentals and water sports

There was a reception area for rentals and water sports.

You can also make a reservation from the web site, so please check it.

Emerald green and highly transparent sea

The scenery of Minna Island is beautiful

Ie island is nearby so you can see it on sunny days.

There is a shop like a parlor about 2 minutes on foot from Minna Beach.

Access information

As you can see in the image above, you can go from Naha Airport → Toguchi Port → Minna Island.
Naha Airport→ Watakuchi Port can be reached in about 1 hour and 40 minutes by car, and “Watakuchi Port→ Minna Island” can be reached in about 15 minutes by boat.

Ships from Watakuchi Port to Minna Island are affected by the weather, and the number of vessels that operate varies depending on the season, so please check the URL below for details.

Toguchi Port

AccessAbout 100 minutes by car from Naha Airport to Watakuchi Port
Address29 Tancha, Motobu-cho, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa
ParkingYes (Free)

Minna Beach

AccessAbout 15 minutes by ship from Watakuchi Port to Minna Island
Address6229 Sesoko, Motobu-cho, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa
ParkingYes (Free)

Information around Minna Beach

Minna island water sports

There are many water sports in Minna island.

If you want more infomation, please check Activity Japan.

Minnajima Log house

“Minna Island Log House” is a guest house located on Minna Island.

You can reach the station in 3 minutes on foot

It is a beautiful wooden building with breakfast and dinner plans and a capacity of 4-5 adults.
You can make a reservation from the web, so it is recommended for those who want to stay overnight on Minna Island.

Hilton Okinawa Sesoko Resort 

“Hilton Okinawa Sesoko Resort” is a well-known resort hotel.

There are indoor / outdoor pools and a fitness gym, and you can walk to Sesoko Beach in about 2 minutes. Sesoko Beach is as beautiful as Minna Beach.

Actually “Hilton Okinawa Sesoko Resort” is not located on Minna Island, but it is a hotel that is especially recommended for day trippers as it can be reached in about 10 minutes by car from the port of Watakuchi where the boats arrive and depart.


There are many beautiful beaches on the main island of Okinawa, but the beaches on Minna Island are by far the most beautiful.

The transparency of the sea and the white sands are really fascinating.

Although Minna Island is a small island, it is visited by 60,000 people every year, so please visit to Minna Beach when you come to Motobu Town.

Thank you for reading until the end.