Okuma Beach Review
Cost: Free entrance to DOD
Cabanas for rent (call early,
these book quicker than the cabins & camping!!!).
Reservations now available online!
Log cabins for rent -
air-conditioned, with bunkbeds
- pitch your tent
right next to the beach with showers and bathrooms
divided into two sections - a family area and a
singles area (much smaller, private beach located by
singles camping area - though a bit on the rocky
Playground for younger
children with adjacent large grassy field & play
beaches - one with watersports equipment (boats,
jetskis, kayaks for rent) and oriented towards
families; other beach oriented towards couples &
on-site serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
internet available at Waverunner Lounge
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Okuma Beach & Recreation Center is a 135-acre jointly run MWR facility located on the
north side of the island, about two hours away from Kadena Air Base and Camp
Foster. The resort at Okuma sits on a small peninsula (see map & picture
below) with beaches on either side.
Okuma Beach is well-kept
and has fantastic views
from both shores. Probably the best aspect of Okuma is the access and
availability of watersports - including snorkeling, jet skiing, parasailing,
paddle boats, glass-bottom boat rides, water skiing, sunset cruises, boat scuba
diving, and more. All of the equipment can be rented at Okuma for quite
reasonable rates, so if you are short on space you do not need to worry about
packing all of your gear. You will find the boathouse located on the south
beach, centrally located across from the cabins and next to the camping and
playground (see map below)
Cabins and camping have set
rates. Cabana room rates are priced by rank. There are two bedroom
and 1 bedroom (two bedroom suite has 2 full-size beds and a double-size sleeper
Shoppette has sports equipment, DVDs, and board games
available for checkout. Note - this shoppette is minimal in size and
limited in groceries - basic necessities only and more snack-oriented than
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EXPRESSWAY METHOD (1:15
- 1:45 minutes -
SHORTER, but also about
$15 extra roundtrip)
Forewarning - don't forget to bring Japanese YEN!!!
- Head out Kadena's gate 2, making a right turn at the 2nd light. This
ramp joins route 23.
- Merge to your right lane. At the first light, just after the McDonalds, turn right (entrance to expressway!).
- Take the "Nago" ramp and stay on the expressway until it ends (just south of
Nago city). Pay your appropriate fee. Thank yourself for skipping 45
lights and crazy traffic on Hwy 58. Follow signs towards Nago
city. Follow remaining directions as noted below.
Highway 58 Method (1:45-2:15 minutes -
lots of lights, more
traffic, but $15 roundtrip
Head north on Hwy 58 to Nago City.
- At the Hwy 449 and Hwy 58 intersection in Nago, you will merge to the right in order to stay on Hwy 58.
(intersection marked by baseball field on left & "BEST" appliance store on the right corner.
- Continue north on Hwy 58 for another 25 km.
- Look for a "JAL Okuma" billboard on the left (white sign with blue writing). Turn left at the sign.
Continue for 2 km. You will pass through the "JAL Okuma" resort just before reaching the Okuma gate.
Map of Okuma Beach &