Introducing Sakimotobu Beach you can swim with tropical fish in beautiful Okinawa sea with video

Introducing Sakimotobu Beach you can swim with tropical fish in beautiful Okinawa sea with video
If you come to Okinawa, you want to swim in the beautiful sea. You would like to swim with tropical fish in a transparent, clear and beautiful sea. A wonderful sea that you can satisfy that wish is Sakimotobu Beach (commonly known as gorilla chop). There is a big rock like a gorilla karate chop, so it is called by a local diver with the nickname of a gorilla chop.

Sakimotobu Beach is a moderate tide, swimming with peace of mind even for people who are not good at swimming or even with small children. This time I will introduce such a Sakamotobu beach with a movie that I actually swam. Videos actually swimming are easier to understand than words and pictures. By all means, please enjoy a beautiful underwater walk of Sakamotobu Beach.

Then, Let you watch videos swimming with tropical fish at Sakamotobu beach actually

Sakamotobu Beach is on the coastline of the motobu peninsula. If you are driving along the coastline from Nago City to Churaumi Aquarium, you will see Sakamotobu Beach. There is a parking lot, a toilet and a shower nearby, and facilities are also in place. Well then, please first look at the actual videos than words.

In the sea, a lot of tropical fish like Roxens tin medi, Ruri suzumeidai, Huedai etc. are swimming right there. Fish are swimming everywhere, you can also see soft corals and table corals. This is the natural beach in Okinawa! It is a really beautiful and transparent blue world. Since I am not a diver, I was taking snapshots with snooking with one hand. So there is a slight camera shake, please understand there. However, the breathing sound and the sound of water as it is actually swimming are intact. The ripple of the waves is beautiful when the weather is nice. You will not get tired of how swimming it is.

The place I began to dive was about 50m away from the coast. This day I came at the time of low tide, the water depth was about 1m in shallow places, the deep place is about 5 to 6 m. As Sakimotobu Beach has a moderate tide flow, Even beginners can safely swim if have a life jacket. You do not have to worry if your legs do not reach you

Then, please watch a video swimming in another place. Natural rocks, coral and tropical fish in Okinawa. I think whether it is difficult to understand the water depth much if it is a moving image, but it is 5 to 6 m in a deep place. Still there is little tide flow, so you can relax and swim. My mother, nearly 70 years old, also was wearing a life jacket and was enjoying swimming. So beginners can swim safely as long as you are wearing a life jacket.

In the end, let you watch a video when I was swimming a little more off the coast. Because white sand is spreading at Sakimotobu Beach, the inside of the sea is very blue! When the sky is sunny, 360 degrees in the ocean reflects the blueness of the sky, all directions are beautiful blue world. If you come to Motobu town, everyone can experience such a beautiful Okinawa sea.

About Sakimotobu Beach

Sakamotobu Beach is a natural beach on the way to the Churaumi Aquarium. There is free parking lot, toilet and shower near, and is perfect for swimming in the sea. The flow of the tide is moderate, and even beginners and small children can safely swim. It is a beautiful beach where you can see the blue clearly and is perfect for swimming with fish. When visiting Okinawa in the summer, please drop in at Sakamotobu beach by all means once again. You can feel the natural sea of Okinawa.

The place I swam is the area surrounded by the red line below. Clear days are really beautiful.

Sakimotobu beach gorilla chop swimming place

  • Address : 905-0225 Motobu Junkansen, Motobu town, Okinawa Japan
  • Parking : free parking
  • Good season : From the beginning of June to the end of September is recommended
  • Depth : 0.5m~4m (It depends on the flow of the tide)
  • Toilet : There is a free toilet in the parking lot
  • Shower : There is a hot water showers near the beach for 100 yen
The toilet and shower at Sakimotobu beach

Sakimotobu Beach (commonly known as Gorilla Chop) is here ↓

Notes on swimming at Sakimotobu Beach

Sakimotobu beach is not a dangerous beach, but it is still a natural beach so there are notes I want to let you know in order to enjoy the sea of Okinawa safely. In order to enjoy the sea of Okinawa safely, please pay attention to the following points.

1. Let's prepare exercise

Your feeling rises in the sea of Okinawa, suddenly swims and your muscles are stuck and convuls. This is not only painful, it is very dangerous because you may drown while you are swimming. In order not to do so, let 's make a preparatory movement properly and enter the sea.

2. Attention to sunburn

The sunlight in Okinawa is quite amazing. The amount of ultraviolet rays is about ten times that of Japan main island! Swimming for 1 or 2 hours will pretty get sunburned. You can not prevent sunblocks alone. You can not be relieved even in a cloudy sky. As you are swimming, you are wet in the water, so you do not notice the burning on the sun. So I'd recommend swimming in clothes like Rush guards. It is stretchy and easy to move, it is perfect for swimming in the sea as it dries quickly. It also serves to prevent scratches. A woman makes it difficult to see the body line.

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3. Attention to scratches and cuts by coral or rocks

Sakimotobu Beach is a natural beach, so coral reefs and rocks are natural as it is. So swimming may cause injuries such as scratches or cuts. Especially because the feet are easy to get hurt, I recommend you to wear Marine shoes and swim. Marine shoes are the best because sandals will take off. Since you can buy it at around 1,000 yen, please prepare for injury prevention.

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4. If not good at swimming and children should wear life jackets

The sea has high tide and low tide, depending on the time, the water depth is different even in the same place. At low tide, the water depth may be 1 m or less, but 2 m or more at high tide. Even at low tide, there are places where legs can not reach depending on the location. Even floating bags are okay, but Life jackets are the best to swim with tropical fish with underwater glasses on.

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5. If you want to shoot underwater videos with smartphones, there are items like this

The underwater videos introduced on this page were taken with a smartphone. I shot a normal smartphone with a Waterproof case. If you have a waterproof case like the picture below, everyone can easily shoot underwater videos. Because it can be used in the sea or in the pool, it is perfect for the summer leisure! However, in the water, the touch panel of the smartphone can not be used at all. This can not be helped. . . . As a precaution, you had better use waterproof tests with tissue before use.

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6. Attention to the flow of the tide

The sea repeats high tide from low tide to low tide from high tide at roughly 12 hour cycle. In the case of low tide from high tide the tide draws, so the water depth gradually becomes shallow. Just as seawater draws, it flows in a direction away from the coast. At high tide from low tide is the reverse flow. Tide forecast.com is good. The link destination is Naha's data, but the time of the tide level does not change so much depending on the location, so you recommend you check in advance.

7. If you want to know more about the beautiful beaches of Okinawa, these books are recommended

I introduce the books that I actualy bought as reference. As for "Okinawa beach great 505", I often admire that he has studied only this much, and many beaches of Okinawa are introduced with photos. "Okinawa Snorkeling Guide" is featured 50 points carefully selected for beginners to enjoy. I also want to swim all seas. I will do my best to make it possible.

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Please be careful, safe and enjoy the Okinawa beach.

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