Introducing Sakimotobu Beach you can swim with fish safely for beginners or even small children with video

Introducing Sakimotobu Beach you can swim with fish safely for beginners or even small children with video
If you are coming to Okinawa at a great price, you’d like to swim with fish on a beautiful beach. But you are not good at swimming, you hesitate a bit if you are with a small child. I would like to introduce to you such as Sakimotobu Beach. Even beginners who are not good at swimming or with small 3 year old children can swim with tropical fish safely and fun. In fact at Sakimotobu Beach My son who was 3 years old and my late 60’s father and mother can swim safely. I will introduce the situation with videos.

Sakamotobu Beach is a beach facing 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. It is perfect for swimming in the sea.

Please see how my three-year-old son and grandpa grandma are swimming

Well then, please first look at the actual videos than words. 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. Last time I introduced the videos that swam a little off the coast. This time I will show you how safe they are swimming in children and elderly people.

At the time, my 3 year old son, daughter of elementary school first grader, my father in the latter half of 60 ‘s were having fun swimming with tropical fish. My 3 year old son was swimming while keeping a diaper (laugh). Even a small child can put a life jacket on, he can swim safely. Many tropical fish are swimming around children. Small children can also experience the wonder of the natural sea of Okinawa. I was very happy as a parent.

Next, please see how they were swimming in a different place. It seems that my 3 year old son has gotten bored a bit because he had no underwater glasses. But this year he has gotten a little bigger, so I’m thinking of putting underwater glasses and swimming with me.

It is my son who swims happily, but actually he was scared at the beginning and it was hard to get into the ocean. Still my sister did not allow such him (laugh). My son was already screaming and I did not know what he was saying. Still, I take video of my older sister who forcibly brings a crying younger brother.

Even if he cry, it is a small child to stop crying if he get used to it. Now my son is swimming fun too.

About Sakimotobu Beach
Sakimotobu Beach is a natural beach in the Motobu town on the way to the Churaumi Aquarium. There is free parking lot, toilet and shower near, and is perfect beach for swimming. Because the flow of the tide is gentle, even if you are not good at swimming, you can safely swim safely if with small children. A small child can swim with nature fish on a natural beach. You can also teach wonderfulness of nature to the sensitivity of a child. When visiting Okinawa in the summer, please drop in at Sakimotobu beach by all means once again. I think children will be delighted.

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

The place we swam is the area surrounded by the red line

Sakimotobu beach is called common Gorilla chop. There seems to be a large rock where the gorilla seems to be karate chop, so it seems to be called so from a local diver. As the flow of the tide is moderate, it is loved by many divers as a diving spot dive into the sea from the beach.

  • 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 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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