Discover Kobe’s Beaches this Summer 2024

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Kobe, a port city with scenic landscapes of both the mountain and the sea, offers an array of beautiful beaches that are perfect for a relaxing summer getaway.

While some may be close to train stations and adorned with palm trees, others offer unique experiences like sea glass hunting or breathtaking views of iconic landmarks.

In this blog, we’ll show you a list of the best beaches in and around Kobe.

1. Suma Beach

Conveniently located just steps away from JR Suma Station, Suma Beach welcomes visitors with its white sand.

A beach volleyball game with friends or a leisurely stroll along the shoreline are some of the activities you can enjoy in Suma Beach. Nearby amenities include shops for snacks and drinks, as well as restrooms and shower facilities for added convenience.

Towards the east is Suma Seaside Park, where palm trees stand high and facilities such as restaurants, an aquarium, and other places for entertainment are located.

  • TEL: 078-322-5661
  • Address: 1 Chome-9 Wakamiyacho, Suma Ward, Kobe, Hyogo 654-0049
  • Map: Get Directions

2. Azur Maiko

For a picturesque view of the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, head to Azur Maiko Beach. This sandy stretch offers opportunities for beachside barbecues, sea fishing, and even a refreshing dip in the ocean.

As night falls, marvel at the bridge illuminated in a spectrum of rainbow colors, creating a unique ambiance along the shore. Don’t miss the chance to snap a photo with the iconic BE KOBE monument as your backdrop.

3. Shioya Beach

While not ideal for swimming, Shoya Beach is a hidden gem for those seeking solitude and natural beauty. Explore the shoreline to discover unique sea glass in hues of clear, white, and blue.

Although access may require a bit of effort, the tranquil atmosphere and stunning views make it well worth the journey.

  • Address: 1 Chome Shioyacho, Tarumi-ku, Kobe, Hyogo 655-0872
  • Map: Get Directions

4. Okura Beach

Families will delight in the offerings of Okura Beach, where views of the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge and Awaji Island await. Enjoy a day of fun in the sun with facilities such as toilets, shower rooms, and foot washing areas readily available. After a day of seaside adventures, unwind at nearby attractions including a barbecue restaurant and a rejuvenating hot spring facility.

5. Hayashizaki Matsue Beach

With its shallow waters and expansive shoreline, Hayashizaki Matsue Beach is perfect for swimming, fishing, and beachside barbecues. Accessible via a short train ride from Hayashisakimatsuekaigan Station, this family-friendly destination offers ample facilities including toilets, beach houses, and showers for added comfort.

  • TEL: 078-918-5042
  • Address: 3 Chome Hayashisakicho, Akashi, Hyogo 673-0033
  • Map: Get Directions

6. Shio Ashiya Beach

Shio Ashiya Beach offers a spacious sandy expanse for beach volleyball and leisurely strolls. Swimming is prohibited at the beach. Barbecues are prohibited at the beach; however, there’s a designated barbecue area to savor your favorite meat and vegetables. In addition, visitors can enjoy a day of outdoor fun with amenities like playgrounds and dedicated fishing spots. Plus, furry friends are welcome to join in on the fun, making it a great spot for pet owners to enjoy the seaside together.

7. Nishinomiya Beach Resort

Escape the city hustle and bustle at Nishinomiya Beach Resort, located just 20 minutes away from both Kobe and Osaka. Indulge in seaside dining while taking in panoramic views of the ocean, or participate in live events and workshops for a memorable summer experience.

8. Koshien Beach

Nestled amidst lush greenery, Koshien Beach offers a serene escape from the urban life. Take a leisurely stroll along the long sandy shore, where views of the Hanshin Shimanami Kaido Bridge and Mt. Rokko await. Perfect for those seeking tranquility, this beach is a hidden oasis away from the crowds.

Whether you’re craving a day of seaside relaxation or an adventure-filled outing, Kobe’s beaches offer something for everyone. What are you waiting for? Go pack your sunscreen and beach towel and get ready to enjoy your summer this year in Kobe.

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