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Araha Beach

Spend a relaxing day at the seaside on gorgeous Okinawa Beach, complete with a shipwreck playground, several picnic pavilions, a safe swimming zone and quiet walking trails.

Chatan’s Araha Beach in Okinawa is a wonderful place for sunset strolls or a fun-filled day at the beach with the kids. This popular beach has a wide sandy shore, exciting playgrounds and plenty of scenic areas to play beach sports. Swim in the gentle waves, relax on the shore with a picnic, walk along the water or rent a boat and explore the coastline.

Pack your beach gear and snacks and enjoy a day at the seaside. The roped-off and patrolled swimming area makes Araha Beach a great spot for safely playing in the waves. Relax with a book or take a stroll along the soft sands of the shoreline, enjoying views of the East China Sea. Let kids climb and play in the extensive playground, themed as a wrecked pirate ship. The exciting pirate ship has nets to climb, a lookout tower, wooden bridges, a slide and a zip line. There is also a smaller playground for younger children.

Rent a Jet Ski or small boat to explore the stunning aquamarine waters. You can also rent a pavilion and use the beach’s barbecue facilities. Grill lunch or spread out a picnic on the pavilion’s tables. A shopping strip located behind the beach offers several dining and shopping options. Treat yourself to a shaved ice, sweetened with adzuki beans and syrup.

Get moving with a fun-filled sports activity. Head to the basketball and volleyball courts for some exercise. A scenic walking trail follows the shoreline to Chatan Park, and is a popular trail for joggers and locals walking dogs. The beach is within easy walking distance of the American Village and Hamby Town. Restrooms are also available near the shoreline.

Araha Beach is open daily and free to access. The beach is located in Chatan, Okinawa. Reach this pretty beach area within 40 minutes by car from Naha Airport. Limited parking is available near the shore. Find additional parking in a lot near the adjacent canal. The nearest bus station is in downtown Chatan. Return to the beach at least one evening to watch a gorgeous sunset.


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Vessel Hotel Campana Okinawa ¥10,342
Vessel Hotel Campana Okinawa

Vessel Hotel Campana Okinawa

9-22 Mihama, Chatan Cho, Nakagami-gun, Chatan, Okinawa-ken
     
    3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Mihama, this hotel is steps from Depot Island, American Village, and Sunset Beach. Chatan Park and Araha Beach are also within 1 mi (2 km).

    Lequ Okinawa Chatan Spa & Resort ¥13,137
    Lequ Okinawa Chatan Spa & Resort

    Lequ Okinawa Chatan Spa & Resort

    34-2 Mihama, Chatan, Okinawa
       
      3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Mihama, this spa hotel is steps from Akara Gallery and American Village. Sunset Beach and Chatan Park are also within 10 minutes.

      Beach Front Tower MIHAMA byDSH ¥5,372
      Beach Front Tower MIHAMA byDSH

      Beach Front Tower MIHAMA byDSH

      1-13-6 Chatan, Chatan, Okinawa
         
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in the heart of Chatan, this beach hotel is within a 15-minute walk of American Village and Chatan Park. Sunset Beach and Araha Beach are also within 2 mi (3 km).

        Araha Resort ARAPANA ¥3,636
        Araha Resort ARAPANA

        Araha Resort ARAPANA

        2-16-7, Chatan, Okinawa
           
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Chatan, this beachfront hotel is in a regional park and within 1 mi (2 km) of US Naval Hospital Okinawa, American Village, and Chatan Park. Araha Beach and Sunset Beach are also within 2 mi (3 km).

          Beachside Condominium ¥9,091
          Beachside Condominium

          Beachside Condominium

          37303, Nakagamigun, Chatan, Okinawa
             
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated on the boardwalk, this condo building is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from American Village and within 3 mi (5 km) of Sunset Beach and Okinawa Convention Center. Kokusai Dori and Shurijo Castle are also within 9 mi (15 km).

            Ocean View Araha 201 ¥5,005
            Ocean View Araha 201

            Ocean View Araha 201

            2-15-5 Chatan, Nakagami, Chatan, Okinawa
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated in Chatan, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of US Naval Hospital Okinawa, American Village, and Chatan Park. Araha Beach and Sunset Beach are also within 2 mi (3 km).

              Ocean View Araha 303 ¥7,091
              Ocean View Araha 303

              Ocean View Araha 303

              2-15-5 303 Chatan, Chatan, Okinawa
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in Chatan, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of US Naval Hospital Okinawa, American Village, and Chatan Park. Araha Beach and Sunset Beach are also within 2 mi (3 km).

                Ocean View Araha 205 ¥6,813
                Ocean View Araha 205

                Ocean View Araha 205

                2-15-5 205 Chatan, Chatan, Okinawa
                   
                  2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in Chatan, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of US Naval Hospital Okinawa, American Village, and Chatan Park. Araha Beach and Sunset Beach are also within 2 mi (3 km).