With the longest stretch of golden sand on the island, this is one of the most popular spots for summer and is often very busy. It is very close to Kaiji beach on the West side of the Island. This is the only beach with public facilities and also has a lot of very friendly if quite scruffy cats (definitely a win for some). You can swim and snorkel during high tide, but the waters are very shallow otherwise.
Taketomi Taketomi-chō, Yaeyama-gun, Okinawa-ken 907-1101 Japan