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[Summary] Yamagata Beach Information 2020! Let’s enjoy summer in Shonai

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The sea bathing season has finally begun.

There are 11 beaches in the Shonai area of Yamagata Prefecture, but only seven will be opened this year.
Please check the table below for details, as the opening period and equipment vary depending on the location.

This year beaches will be opened while taking measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Enjoy summer while being careful about your health and safety! !!

1. Kamaiso Beach

Fresh water springs from the sandy beach, a rarity in the world.

Groundwater flowing from Mt. Chokai is springing up, and the iron sand discharged together creates a strange pattern on the beach.

There is a rocky place and a spot where you can enjoy playing on the beach.

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Period: July 17 (Fri.) to August 16 (Sun.)
Parking:
Toilets:
Changing rooms:
Showers:
First aid station:
Lifeguard:
Beach house: 
Access : 25 minutes by car from Sakata Minato IC

Detailed information

Kamaiso Beach

Kamaiso Beach

Fukiura, Yuza Town, Yamagata Prefecture

0234-72-5666 (Yuza Chokai Tourism Association)0234-72-5666 (Yuza Chokai Tourism Association)

2. Nishihama Beach

It features a coastline that stretches straight from north to south with wide white sandy beaches.

Nearby facilities include a campsite, a cottage village, and the day bathing hot spring facility Apon Nishihama.

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Period: July 7 (Fri.) to August 16 (Sun.)
Parking:  〇(cooperation fee of 500 yen)
Toilets:
Changing rooms:
Showers:
First aid station:
Lifeguard:
Beach house:
Access : 20 minutes by car from Sakata Minato IC

Detailed information

Nishihama Beach

Nishihama Beach

Nishihama area, Fukiura, Yuza Town, Yamagata prefecture

0234-72-5666 (Yuza Chokai Tourism Association)0234-72-5666 (Yuza Chokai Tourism Association)

3. Jurizuka Beach

It features a straight coastline and white sand beaches.

Because the sea is shallow here, you can enjoy swimming with small children safely.

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Period: July 19 (Sun.) to August 16 (Sun.)
Parking: 〇(cooperation fee of 500 yen)
Toilets:
Changing rooms:
Showers:
First aid station:
Lifeguard:
Beach house:
Access : About 15 minutes by car from Sakata Minato IC

Detailed information

Jurizuka Beach

Jurizuka Beach

Jurizuka Sugasato, Yuza Town, Yamagata Prefecture

0234-72-5666 (Yuza Chokai Tourist Association)0234-72-5666 (Yuza Chokai Tourist Association)

4. Tobishima Beach

It is the only remote island in Yamagata Prefecture located 39 km northwest of Sakata Port.

Characterized by the transparency and beautiful color of the water, you can see the fish swimming.
Because it is a bay, the waves are gentle and it is easy to swim.

There are many rocky areas, ideal for beach play.

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Period: July 16 (Thu.) to August 19 (Wed.)
Parking:
Toilets:
Changing rooms:
Showers:
First aid station:
Lifeguard:
Beach house:
Access : 75 minutes by liner from Sakata Port

Detailed information

Tobishima Beach

Tobishima Beach

Tobishima Oto, Sakata City, Yamagata Prefecture

090-2025-2495 (Tobishima Tourism Council)090-2025-2495 (Tobishima Tourism Council)

5. Yunohama Beach

It is one of the largest beaches in the prefecture, spreading along the long coast of a hot spring village.

Marine sports such as surfing and sea kayaking are also popular spots.

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Period: July 17 (Fri.) to August 16 (Sun.)
Parking: 〇(cooperation fee 800 yen)
Toilets: 〇(flush)
Changing rooms:
Showers:
First aid station:
Lifeguard:
Beach house:
Access : About 10 minutes by car from Shonai Airport IC

Detailed information

Yunohama Beach

Yunohama Beach

Hamaizumi, Yunohama, Tsuruoka City, Yamagata Prefecture

0235-75-2258 (Yunohama Onsen Tourism Association)0235-75-2258 (Yunohama Onsen Tourism Association)

6. Yura Beach

Yura, where the contrast between the Hakusan Island and the setting sun is beautiful has long beautiful sandy beaches. It is certified as one of Japan’s Best 100 Beaches by Ministry of the Environment.
There are fresh water supply facilities so it is great for camping.

Hakusan Island is said to have been created by a volcanic eruption 30 million years ago.
A 177m red bridge is built from the beach to the island for easy crossing.
A walking path has been maintained and you can easily enjoy fishing at the sea fishing pond on the island.

 

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Period: July 17 (Fri.) to August 16 (Sun.)
Parking: 〇(cooperation fee 800 yen)
Toilets: 〇(flush)
Changing rooms:
Showers:
First aid station:
Lifeguard:
Beach house:
Access : About 15 minutes by car from Tsuruoka IC

Detailed information

Yura Beach

Yura Beach

2-21-1 Yura, Tsuruoka City, Yamagata Prefecture

0235-73-2250 (Yura Onsen Tourism Association)0235-73-2250 (Yura Onsen Tourism Association)

7. Kobato Beach

It is a beach with a good view, and rocks in the swimming area so families with children can enjoy swimming in peace.

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Period: July 23 (Thu.) to August 16 (Sun.)
Parking: 〇(cooperation fee 700 yen)
Toilets: 〇(flush)
Changing rooms:
Showers:
First aid station:
Lifeguard:
Beach house:
Access : About 15 minutes by car from Sanze IC

Detailed information

Kobato Beach

Kobato Beach

Hamada Kobato, Tsuruoka City, Yamagata Prefecture

0235-73-2252(Kobato Tourism Association)0235-73-2252(Kobato Tourism Association)

8. Beaches that will not open in 2020

・Kamo Rainbow Beach
・Miyaumi Beach
・Sanze Beach
・Marine Park Nezugaseki

Swimming at a beach that has not been officially opened yet may be dangerous as the first aid center will not be open and lifeguards will not be on watch.

9. Caution

・Please refrain from swimming if you have a physical condition such as fever, sore throat or cough.
・Take a social distance of about 2 meters and avoid a closed spaces.
・Be sure to take your trash home with you to prevent infection.

10. Summary

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In this article, we have compiled information about beaches in Yamagata Prefecture in 2020.

Please enjoy swimming in the sea while being careful to prevent infection this year.

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