Exploring Japan: Yuigahama Beach, Kamakura – January 25, 2010

It was January, and it was a sunny, windy day.  Perfect day for the beach!  Well, it’s not exactly a popular time to go, but you don’t have to worry about the crowds.  Yuigahama Beach is one of the beaches in Kamakura.  This beach is to the west of Namerigawa River, which is the main river that runs down the centre of the city.  It’s about a 15 minute walk south of Kamakura Station, or you can walk there within 5 minutes from Wadazuka, Yuigahama or Hase stations on the Enoden Line.

It was a very windy day, so across the street from the beach, it felt like a sandstorm.  There were even small dunes forming on the beach.  However, once on the beach, this wasn’t a problem if you’re by the wet sand.  On this day, there were some surfers, but the waves weren’t very big.  There were also a few wind surfers, and they were going very fast.  Enjoy the pictures!

Yuigahama Beach - Kamakura

Sagami Bay from across the street. It's a very windy day!

Yuigahama Beach - Kamakura

Yuigahama Beach is a large, sandy beach. But it was quiet on this day.

Yuigahama Beach - Kamakura

Looking across the Namerigawa River to Zaimokuza Beach. The river separates the beaches.

Yuigahama Beach - Kamakura

Some nice waves at the beach. This is looking west toward Inamuragasaki.

Yuigahama Beach - Kamakura

There are a couple of surfers going out into the smallish waves.

Yuigahama Beach - Kamakura

The sand at the beach. It's wet!

Yuigahama Beach - Kamakura

And now, here's a wave coming in.

Yuigahama Beach - Kamakura

Looking east toward Zushi city.

Yuigahama Beach - Kamakura

The area closed off by blue tarps is a small construction area. Every summer, there are temporary buildings, shops and food stands on the beach.

Yuigahama Beach - Kamakura

It was a windy day, so there were a few windsurfers out.

Yuigahama Beach - Kamakura

Here's a surfer walking along the beach. I have no idea where his surf board was.

I hope you enjoyed the pictures.  In summer, Yuigahama is very crowded with surfers, wind surfers, sunbathers and swimmers.  It’s also very hot.  If you’re interested in going there, here’s a map:

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2 responses to “Exploring Japan: Yuigahama Beach, Kamakura – January 25, 2010

  1. wes

    there are lots of great beaches in Japan and lots of pretty Japanese babes during summer
    http://www.japansugoi.com/wordpress/escape-to-the-beach-this-summer/

  2. Pingback: 2012 in Review | Jay Dee in Japan

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