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Emerald Blue Water At The Entrance of Kouri Island
post : 2014.08.03 18:00
The about 2km-long Kouri Ohashi Bridge stretches out to Kouri Island in the north of mainland Okinawa is a popular driving spot where you feel as if you drove through high transparent water.
No matter how many times you have been here, the beauty of blue on a sunny day always takes your breath away.
Being enchanted by the emerald blue world, you will go across the bridge where you can find Kouri Beach at the entrance of Kouri Island.
It is a shallow beach, so even children can swim easily.
As the beach offers a gentle wave, it is popular for families.
It is characteristic that you can enjoy swimming below the bridge, which is a rare sight to see among numerous beaches in Okinawa.
The beach spreads beneath and on both sides of the bridge.
Going under the bridge, you will be on the other side of the beach.
Being impressed by a beautiful gradation of colors of aqua, you cannot help sighing dreamingly.
Changing expressions of clouds from moment to moment are also very Okinawa.
Even if you do not want to swim, you would love to have glorious view of the beach as long as you like.
With gentle surf on a fine, white sand beach,
just watching shimmering waters will soothe your heart.
Small shops are crowded around the beach as well as a parking lot and showers are available. They provide rental services for parasols, beds, and snorkeling gears.
Please note that the beach has no lifeguards, so please be careful of boxed jellyfish.
From the beach side, you can view Kouri Ocean Tower, which has become a new popular destination of Kouri Island.
It is not far from the beach, so if you go a little further to the tower, you might enjoy a beautiful ocean to your heart’s content.
You can feel so relaxed and comfortable just wandering around the foreshore on bare feet as well as swimming.
If you are fascinated by the cobalt blue glittering water while driving the bridge, why don’t you park your car to come down to Kouri Beach?
Kouri Beach (Fureai Hiroba)
Address: 323‐1, Kouri, Nakijin Village, Kunigami County
Hours: 9:00 to 18:00
Open 365 days a year except the bad-weather days
Okinawa CLIP Photo Writer Akiko Ono