Warning: Serious wanderlust may occur if you read any further!!!!
This past weekend, Ben and I uncovered two relatively unknown and “secret” beaches in Okinawa. We were sick and tired of hitting the same stretches of sand so using our ultimate travel guide (aka Instagram) we discovered the tiny beaches below. Oddly enough, the second location was actually the first beach we ever visited on Okinawa. It’s insane that we completely forgot about this hidden gem for over two years! The other beach, the first one listed (sorry for the sequential confusion), is featured in plenty of wanderlust inspiring instgram feeds. I’ve seen the same picture of it posted over and over. However, I’m not sure how many of these people actually explored any further than the cascading stairway and enjoyed the beach below! Besides it’s beautiful blue water and bright green algae (such a stunning contrast) it had an enormous beach cave which Ben enjoyed exploring. I poked my head into it, but I’m a pretty big wimp and was too scared to go in much further - I take all costs possible to avoid bats and cave spiders!!!
For the first time this year Ben and I slipped on our super unsightly but necessary water shoes and waded through the warm East China Sea waters. The wildlife was abundant per usual, we were able to see plenty of corals, sea cucumbers, starfish, sea urchins, fish and crustaceans! This day truly felt like we were on a tropical vacation and I’m really looking forward to more summer days spent like this one.
These two beaches looked outrageously picturesque even at dreaded low tide.... Now that says something! Ben and I are definitely keeping these two beaches in our back pockets for when we’re in the mood to enjoy a bit of paradise. Until next time, thanks for dropping by!
We're Kara and Ben, a Marine Corps family currently stationed in Okinawa, Japan. Enjoy our adventures, travels, photos, thoughts, and life together halfway around the world!
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