AreaSanriku Coast

Kodanohama Beach

小田の浜海水浴場 | Kodanohama Beach

Swimming and standup paddleboarding on Oshima Island

Photo by Nishant Annu

Photo by Laura Egan

  • Kodanohama Beach is a beautiful beach located on Kesennuma’s Oshima Island. It is ranked one of the ten best swimming beaches in Japan. While not large, the pristine white sand and calm waters are sure to wash away the weariness of the everyday.

    The beach is open for swimming from mid-July to mid-August with lifeguards on duty between 9:00 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily. There are showers, toilets and food stalls available. Oshima Paddle Club offers stand-up paddleboard (SUP) lessons here in summer.

    To get to Kodanohama, rent a bicycle from the Oshima Tourist Information Center (a short walk from the ferry terminal) and take a leisurely ten-minute bike ride to the beach, or take the Miyako Bus from the ferry terminal (6 min., 150 yen).

    WEBSITEhttp://kesennuma-kanko.jp/%E5%B0%8F%E7%94%B0%E3%81%AE%E6%B5%9C%E6%B5%B7%E6%B0%B4%E6%B5%B4%E5%A0%B4/

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  • AreaSanriku Coast

Details

ADDRESS

Nakayama, Kesennuma-shi, Miyagi-ken 988-0622

ACCESS BY PUBLIC TRANSIT

40-min. by ferry from Kesennuma Ace Port (エースポート), followed by a 6-min. bus ride, 10-min. bike ride, or walk.

Board Oshima Kisen (大島汽船) ferry bound for Oshima Uranohama Port (浦ノ浜港, timetable here). From Uranohama Port, catch Oshima Line (大島線) line bus, rent a bicycle, or walk.

ADMISSION

Free

LANGUAGES

Japanese only

HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE

No

HOURS

Mid-July–mid-August: 9:00–16:00. Please see upcoming schedule on website [Japanese].

RESERVATION

Required for SUP. Contact Kesennuma Tourism & Convention Bureau link [email protected] for details.

CLOSED DAYS

None mid-July–mid-August See upcoming schedule on website [Japanese].

PHONE

0226-28-3000

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