The beach has been designated a quasi-national park.
Surfing and windsurfing can be enjoyed at Iwaya Beach, and fishing can be enjoyed at the fishing pier.
Plus, Waita Beach has some of the best water in Fukuoka Prefecture and is a known spot where sea turtles lay eggs.
Next door is the “Shioiri no Sato” Fisherman’s Wharf, featuring fresh seafood and vegetables are for sale.
|Address||Shioiri no Sato: 3710 Oaza An-ya, Wakamatsu-ku, Kitakyushu-shi|
Iwaya Beach: Oaza Arige, Wakamatsu-ku, Kitakyushu-shi
Waita Beach: Next to Oaza An-ya, Wakamatsu-ku, Kitakyushu-shi
|Opening hours||Shioiri no Sato: 9:30–16:00; Sat., Sun., and national holidays until 18:00|
Waita Beach http://www.city.kitakyushu.lg.jp/san-kei/file_0494.html
|Closed days||Shioiri no Sato: Tue., year-end/New Year's, Obon holiday|
|Phone number||Shioiri no Sato: +81-93-742-4111|
|Access||Shioiri no Sato: Approx. 20 min. from JR Futajima Sta. to Kitakyushu City Bus Bogafuchi Bus Stop|
Iwaya Beach: Approx. 30 min. from JR Futajima Sta. to Kitakyushu City Bus Iwaya Bus Stop
Waita Beach: Approx. 15 min. from JR Futajima Sta. to Kitakyushu City Bus Waita Bus Stop
Car: Approx. 20 min. from Kitakyushu Urban Expy. Wakato Exit