Sonmin no hama beach | Great Beach in Nakijin Village

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Nakijin Beaches

Sonmin no hama beach is located in Nakijin Village in the northern part of the main island of Okinawa.

The beach is characterized by clear water and beautiful white sand.

Because this beach is artificial beach, it is shallow and the waves are calm, making it relatively safe to swim.

Even during the summer season, there are not that many customers, and most of the customers are local families, making it a popular beach for families.


Evaluation of Sonmin no hama beach

  • Transparency ・・・・・・4.5
  • Beauty of beach・・・・・4.5
  • Rest area ・・・・・・・・2.0
  • Swimming facility ・・・・2.0
  • Refreshing feelings ・・・4.0
  • Feeling nature・・・・・・3.5

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

Information of Sonmin no hama beach

Swimming periodNothing
Business hoursApril-October: 11:00-19:00
November-March: 11:00-18:00
Swimming feeFree
Protective netNo
Shower roomYes
Official siteNone

When I actually visited the beach, there were no protective nets and no lifeguard.

Recommended Points

Beautiful Beach

The sandy beach that continues for about 500m is very beautiful, and there are people taking a rest and swimming on the beach.

When I visited the beach, it looked like the following image.

The weather was bad & the pumice stones did not allow me to take very good pictures.

Normally it is a very beautiful beach.

Good Rest Space

There are covered benches along the beach where you can rest in the shade.

The jetty is beautiful

There is a jetty at the beach.

Although it looks like an artificial beach, it is beautifully paved with stones.

Restroom and showers are provided

There are restroom and showers at the beach.


There were signs with rules for using the beach, so please follow the rules when using the beach.

A cute turtle was giving us our location information.

Access Information & Car Paking

AccessAbout 100 minutes by car from Naha Airport
AddresNakasone, Nakijin, Kunigami District, Okinawa
(Free parking)

Parking is free of charge.

There are two parking lots, one on the beach side and the other on the Sports Park side.

The following image shows the both parking lots.

Please note the closing time of the parking lot on the villagers’ beach side.

  • Closing time from April to October: 19:00
  • Closing time from November to March: 18:00

The following image shows the parking lot on the Sports Park side.

You can park either way, but we recommend the parking lot on the beach side because it is closer to the beach.

Information around Sonmin no hama beach

Kouri Island

Kouri Island is famous as a tourist spot.

There are beautiful beaches and sightseeing spots.

So we recommend following three places when you go to Nakijin Village.

  • Kouri Big Bridge
  • Kouri Island
  • Tine beach (Heart Rock)

It takes about 15 minutes by car from Sonmin no hama beach to Kouri Island.

Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium

Churaumi Aquarium is a famous aquarium, and is visited by many tourists and locals every year.

You can see many creatures inhabiting Okinawa, including the world’s largest aquarium where whale sharks and manta rays swim.


This time, we introduced the Sonmin no hama beach.

This beach is a little-known beach frequented by many local families.

It is a very beautiful beach characterized by clear water and clean sand.

This beach is recommended for those who want to go to a less crowded beach and for families.

Why don’t you visit this beach when you go to Nakijin Village?

I hope this article has been of some help to you.

Thank you for reading to the end.