Popular public beaches
One of the most popular beaches is Tomori Beach, located just near Amami Airport. It is one of the most beautiful beaches on Amami Oshima, known for its white sand and emerald green waters.
Ohama Seaside Park, just outside of Amami City, is known for its majestic sunset views and beautiful swimming spots along the coastline. It is also known as the egg-laying site for loggerhead sea turtles and green sea turtles during the summer months.
Yadoribama Beach, near the southern tip of the island, isn’t accessible by public transportation, but you can get a rental car and drive to it. If you want a nice, quiet beach with a few hotels and calm, clear waters, this is the beach to go to. If you are fond of camping and want to pitch a tent, there is also a nearby campground.
It’s important to note, however, that not all beaches have facilities, and some only have a parking lot and public restrooms. Other beaches have nearby hotels and inns where you can stay.