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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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Beach Front Tower Mihama ¥10,942
Beach Front Tower Mihama

Beach Front Tower Mihama

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

    Situated in Chatan, this beach hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Araha Beach and American Village. Sunset Beach and Aeon Mall Rycom are also within 3 mi (5 km).

    Araha Resort ARAPANA ¥7,636
    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 Araha Beach, American Village, and Sunset Beach. Okinawa Convention Center and Aeon Mall Rycom are also within 3 mi (5 km).

      Beachside Condominium ¥13,636
      Beachside Condominium

      Beachside Condominium

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

        Situated on the boardwalk, this condo building is within a 15-minute walk of American Village and Sunset Beach. Okinawa Convention Center and Kokusai Dori are also within 9 mi (15 km).

        DoubleTree by Hilton Okinawa Chatan Resort ¥17,510
        DoubleTree by Hilton Okinawa Chatan Resort

        DoubleTree by Hilton Okinawa Chatan Resort

        43 Mihama, Chatan, Okinawa
           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          This family-friendly Chatan hotel is located on the waterfront, within a 10-minute walk of American Village and Sunset Beach. Depot Island and American Depot are also within 10 minutes.

          Vessel Hotel Campana Okinawa ¥18,048
          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. American Depot and Terme Villa Churayu are also within 10 minutes.

            Hilton Okinawa Chatan Resort ¥20,995
            Hilton Okinawa Chatan Resort

            Hilton Okinawa Chatan Resort

            40-1 Mihama, Chatan, Okinawa-ken
               
              4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              This family-friendly Chatan hotel is located on the waterfront, within a 10-minute walk of American Village and Sunset Beach. Depot Island and American Depot are also within 10 minutes.

              Hotel Hamby Resort - Hostel ¥3,474
              Hotel Hamby Resort - Hostel

              Hotel Hamby Resort - Hostel

              1-6-4 Chatan, Chatan, Okinawa-ken
                 
                2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated on the riverwalk, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Araha Beach, American Village, and Sunset Beach. Aeon Mall Rycom and Okinawa Convention Center are also within 3 mi (5 km).

                Nachura Casa ¥15,151
                Nachura Casa

                Nachura Casa

                2-18-12, Nakagami-gun, Chatan, Okinawa-ken
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated on the boardwalk, this villa is within a 15-minute walk of Araha Beach and American Village. Sunset Beach and Aeon Mall Rycom are also within 3 mi (5 km).