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About Oarai’s beach

Guests can enjoy water sports and relax on the beach. The Oarai beach is one of the biggest beaches in Ibaraki.

Swimming area

You can enjoy two types of swimming areas.

Oarai Sun Beach swimming area

Oarai Sun Beach swimming area

Oarai Sun Beach swimming area

This is a well-known beach surrounded by shallow water and covered by a huge sandy shore. In addition to swimming, guests can enjoy water sports such as surfing.

Swimming area opening period From mid-July to mid-August.

Fee

collection period
  • Weekdays: from 6 am to 3 pm.
  • Saturday, Sunday, Holidays: from 5 am to 3 pm.
Rest house on the beach Available
Public
  • Free public shower available during the beach’s open season.

  • Free public bathroom.

Barbeque area is available only when the beach is open.

Rental

(During the open season)

  • Rental boat
  • Rental parasol

Oarai beach

Oarai beach

Oarai beach


There are many great views of the reef from Oarai beach all the way to Heitarohama. Guests can enjoy fishing and playing on the beach.

Beach opening period From: mid-July to mid-August
Rest house on the beach Available

Public

  • Free public shower during the open season of the beach.

  • Free public bathroom.

The general public does not have access to facilities which are owned by local hotels.

Rental

(Available during the open season of the beach)

  • Rental Parasol

Experience Fishing Together

Experience Fishing Together

Let’s go fishing and get a great catch! You can go fishing at the Oarai Sun Beach from the early morning. Net fishing is an old-fashioned method that uses a boat to spread a large net over the sea, which is then dragged to haul in a large number of fish.

Period From: April to October (please contact us for beach opening periods)
Place Oarai sun beach south side
Parking 7,500 cars (50 car spots for disabled parking)
Parking Fee Free (A fee will be charged for parking in the parking lot near Oarai during Golden Week and the beach’s open season.)
Shops

■Fukumasamaru (Japanese only)
Land-line phone:029-266-3015
Mobile phone:090-2539-7096
Fee :from 80,000 yen

■Daisan Hiromaru (Japanese only)
Land-line phone :029-267-6007
Mobile phone:090-4604-2857
Fee:from 80,000 yen
■Zenseimaru (Japanese only)
Land-line phone:029-266-2328
Mobile phone:090-2733-3201
Fee :(under 100 people)  80,000 yen,
         (over 100 people) 100,000 yen.

*The fee will be adjusted depending on the size of the net.

Other notes As large numbers of people will be needed for beach fishing, only groups can be accepted (more than 30 people).

Fishing

There are many fishing spots in Oarai. Visitors can find many kinds of fish in the open sea where the “Oyashio” and “Kuroshio” currents meet. Guests can also enjoy fishing in a pond or a river. Guests can catch freshwater fish at the estuary of the Naka River.

Fishing from rocks along the seacoast

Fishing from rocks along the seacoast

Oarai coast is famous for its rocky shores, which benefits our guests who enjoy fishing.

Place:  On the Oarai coast, etc.

For more information, feel free to contact any fishing shop in Oarai.

Boat Fishing

Boat Fishing

The best time to go boat fishing starts around sunrise, at a distance of 2 to 3 km offshore.

Sometimes, guests can catch big fish swimming in the “Kuroshio” current.

 

Oarai Fishermen’s Association

TEL: 029-266-2165(Japanese only)

Breakwater Fishing

■Oaraikou Uotsurien

  • Oaraiku Uotsurien management office
    TEL:029-266-3776(Japanese only)
  • Ibaraki Prefecture Oarai port office
    TEL:029-267-2700(Japanese only)

URL:http://www.oarai-port.com/fishingpark/(Japanese)
※Closed because of earthquake

River fishing

River fishing

Guests can enjoy fishing at Himuma River all throughout the year. The Hinuma River, which connects Lake Himuma and the sea, is a great place for guests to catch both saltwater and freshwater fish.

■Hinuma river (around Onuki bridge) 

■Naka river (around Kaimon bridge)

For more information, feel free to contact any fishing shop in Oarai.

Water Sports

Oarai is a great place to enjoy water sports, such as surfing.

Period All seasons (please use designated areas for surfing during the swimming season.)
Place Southern side of Oarai Sun Beach, below Oarai Aqua World.
Parking
  • Oarai coast, near Aqua World: 1,100 car spaces.

  • Oarai sun-beach 7,500 car spaces.
Parking Fee

Free (Fees will be charged during the summer holiday seasons.)

Near Oarai sun-beach, a fee will be charged during Golden Week as well.)
Facilities Restrooms, water supply, public showers (available only when the beach is open)
Competitions

ISU Surfing classic / OARAI CUP Surfing and Body boarding.

Camping

Oarai Sun Beach Campsite

Oarai Sun Beach Campsite

Oarai Sun Beach Campsite is surrounded by the sea and natural forest scenery.

Entrance Fee Adults: 300 yen / children: 200 yen
Facility rental fee One car ・ One tent per night
RV / Caravan Parking (with AC power supply): 4,500 yen
Tent site: 2,500 yen
Other facilities Barbeque facilities・shower・rest room
Contact Oarai-machi activity center(Japanese)
029-267-2234(Japanese only)

Oarai Campsite

Oarai Campsite

The Oarai Campsite is a good place to take a walk and relax in a peaceful pine forest. Nearby, there is also a museum which displays collections of artifacts from the Edo and Meiji periods. The Oarai Campsite is a great place to enjoy outdoor activities.

Facility rental fee Adults: 1,300 yen per night
Junior high and high school students: 850 yen per night
Elementary school students and children under 6 years: 600 yen per night

Contact

Oarai camp site(Japanese)
(Oarai Museum of Bakumatsu and Meiji History)
029-267-2276(Japanese only)
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