One of the best coral reefs in the world, Furuzamami Beach.
Furuzamami Beach is located in Zamami. The water is extremely clear and was given a two-star rating by the Michelin Green Guide. It is just 1 hour by high speed boat from Okinawa to Zamami and so because it is easy to visit it is very popular. Snorkeling in particular is very popular. There are various tropical fish swimming around the reefs from April until October, and even families can enjoy it because you do not need to swim far to see it. There are rentals for floats and life jackets which are recommended.
During the swimming period the beach house is available for use. You can also use a banana boat, flippers, wet suits, or floats for various aquatic sports. There is a shower you can use for a small fee.
To get to Furuzamami Beach you need to use one of the two boats that go there, the Zamami Ferry or the Queen Zamami. On the high speed Queen Zamami, it is 3140 yen for adults for a one way trip and 5970 for a round trip. Children one way 1570 and 2990 round trip. The Queen Zamami is about a 50 minute ride. By the ferry, it is 2120yen one-way and 4030 round trip for adults, and 1060/2020 for children, and it takes about 1h30m to get there. During summer the ferries are very crowded so be careful because you may need to reserve in advance. After you get to Zamami you can take one of the buses that run 7 times per day, or walk 30 minutes there. When you are staying at an inn or renting from a shop there are services to see you on and off the island.
Description: Furuzamami Beach
|Sights||Furuzamami Beach (古座間味ビーチ（慶良間諸島）)|
Zamami, Shimajiri District, Okinawa Prefecture 901-3402
|Phone / Fax||Phone: 098-987-2277 / Fax: 098-987-2277|
|Admission Fee||Free admission|
Spring (March - May)Summer (June - August) Autumn (September - November)
|Recommended target||Family Couples Groups Infant & Toddler (ages 0-6) Child (ages 7-17) Adult (ages 20+) Single traveller|
Map: Furuzamami Beach