2017-04-28 04:36:51

Top 6 Beaches in Okinawa for a Romantic Seaside Photoshoot

A beach photo shoot is a great way to get some beautiful photos and some sun! In this article we share with you our top 6 picks for romantic beach photo shoots in Okinawa.

Photo by Koki Fantasista

Beach weddings and photo shoots never go out of style. And Japan’s Okinawa Prefecture is very popular due to its tropical weather and picturesque beaches. The prefecture actually contains more than 150 islands! That means a lot of beaches! Okinawa also has a pretty consistent climate, which means you can take beautiful pictures all year round! In this article, we picked the top 6 most picturesque beaches from Okinawa's main island to share with you!

Photo by Ayako 


1. Manza Beach


Photo by fotoShisa Photography 

One of the most well-known beaches for its’ picturesque scenery. Manza beach looks almost artificial with its crystal blue waters, paired with Okinawa’s beautiful blue sky.

Access: About 1 hour from Naha Airport by car


2. Emerald Beach


Photo by Koji Nishida Photography 

Named after its' beautiful emerald green waters, Emerald beach provides the perfect picture background. With pure white sand and a beautiful sunny day, the beach scene looks like something out of a painting. The waters at the emerald beach have an ‘AA’ rating, giving it the highest rating from the Ministry of Environment!

Access: About 2 hours from Naha Airport by car


3. Sun Marina Beach

Photo by Nacky Photo 

Another beach with AA rank waters, Sun Marina beach is known for its calm waves. Making for a peaceful setting for your photo shoot. The beach is located in front of the Sun Marina Beach Resort, providing a luxurious feel to the area.

Access:  About 1 hour from Naha airport by car


4. Okuma Beach

Photo by Koki Fantasista

Known as a family friendly beach with tons of fun activities. Okuma beach's AA rank water and beautiful white sand provide another perfect spot for photos!

Access:  About 2 hours from Naha airport by car


5. Nishihara Kira Kira Beach


Photo by サムシングブルーフォトグラフィー

A local favorite, Nishihara Kira Kira Beach is another family friendly beach. Though it is known to be a bit on the smaller side compared to other beaches, it still makes for a lovely photo!

Access:  About 40 minutes from Naha Airport by car


6. Nirai Beach


Photo by photofarm 

The long stretch of beach shore is perfect for photos. Ranked 'AA', the best rank for waters, by the Ministry of the Environment in 2014. Nirai beach is also known for its beautiful sunset! What is more romantic than a sunset photo shoot?

Access:  About 1 hour from Naha Airport by car



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