Ara Beach is a secluded white sand beach on the the western shore of Kumejima’s penninsula. Access to the beach is via several twisting back roads that lead south from the main road. Drive past the Sugar Factory and you will see markers pointing you south and east, over a small river and up into the mountains before decending again to the parking area before the beach.
There are limited restroom facilities. You’ll find a wide stretch of remote island beach with spectacular views of the Ara mountains. This beach is only partially protected by outer coral reefs so there is a higher surf. If you time things well, you might even spot the ferries on their way between Kumejima and Naha.