When we are traveling, we sometimes encounter surprisingly beautiful scenery at unexpected times.
As I drove from Ise City in Mie Prefecture to Wakayama Prefecture, I saw the blue sea on my left and decided to take a detour.
I parked my car at a place that looked like a beach in a small fishing port town, and saw a sign that said “Atashika Coastal Park.
In this article, I will tell you about our stop at Atashika Beach in Mie Prefecture.
- About Atashika Beach in Mie Prefecture
- Strolling along the sandy beach at Atashika Beach
- Summary of Atashika Beach
About Atashika Beach in Mie Prefecture
A beach with a white sandy beach in a shallow cove
In Kumano City, Mie Prefecture, there is a shallow bay called Atashika Bay.
In the inlet of the bay, there is a white sandy beach called Atashika Beach. In the photo above, the place where the white boats are anchored is Shinglu Fishing Port, and the beach is in the foreground.
The fishing port is also a popular fishing spot.
This is what Atashika Beach is like
I took a video from one end of the beach to the other, so please take a look.
The shallow water in the cove has calm waves and is crystal clear.
Atashika Beach selected as one of the best 100 pleasant beaches
The Atashika Beach has been selected as one of the 100 best pleasant beaches.
It was selected by the Ministry of the Environment based on the keywords of “beautiful, clean, peaceful, relaxing, gentle, and fulfilling”.
In Mie Prefecture, the Oza Shirahama Beach in Shima-cho, Ise City was also selected as one of the best 100 pleasant beaches.
Access & Parking to Atashika Beach
|Access||From Ise City in Mie Prefecture, drive for one and a half hours on the Kumano-Otaka Road to reach the Atashika Coast. It takes about an hour to get to Nachikatsuura City in Wakayama Prefecture from Atashika Beach.|
|Parking||Paid parking available (1,000 yen per day listed on the official website)|
Strolling along the sandy beach at Atashika Beach
Stop by on a sunny day when the waves are calm
From the parking lot of Shinglu Beach, cross the bridge to the beach.
The beach at Shinglu Beach was very clean, with no trash. I wonder if the people of the town are cleaning the beach.
I never get tired of watching the waves rise and fall. The beach is so clear and beautiful that you will want to swim and snorkel on a sunny day.
Beaches where you can camp
You can set up a tent and camp on the beach at Atashika Beach (there is a charge for bringing your own tent).
You can also bring a pop-up tent and take a nap while listening to the sound of the waves.
Summary of Atashika Beach
Relaxing on the quiet shores of the Pacific Ocean while listening to the sound of waves
I’m not used to seeing the ocean, so just hearing the word “ocean” makes me excited. Atashika Beach was a heavenly place that I unexpectedly encountered.
If you are driving through Kumano City in Mie Prefecture, why not stop by at Atashika Beach?
Other sightseeing spots in the area
At the southern tip of the Kii Peninsula, where Atashik Beach is located, there are scenic spots such as Hashiguiiwa, Shiomisaki and Tagonoura.