1. Sawata Beach
Outdoor Activities

Sawata Beach

The convenient location is the reason for its popularity!

Sawata Beach is just a 2-minute walk from the Kawaharada's Shopping Street. Nestled in Mano Bay, the beach is shallow and the waters are calm. It is conveniently located in the central area of Sado with an easy access to other parts in Sado, and attracts many beachgoers during the high season. There is a range of restaurants and accommodation within walking distance, so this area can be a perfect base for sightseeing in Sado. There is a free campsite, Kubota Campround, in an adjoining pine grove.

Facility Basic Information

Kawaharada Honmachi, Sado, Niigata 952-1314
Transport Access
Ryotsu Port Approx 35 minutes by car
Nearest bus stop
Kawaharada Honmachi (Honsen [Main Line]) Approx. 5 minutes on foot from bus stop

(free of charge)



Official Bathing Season
July 15st, 2023 (Sat.) - August 20th, 2023 (Sun.)
Period of Lifeguard Cover
9:00 to 16:30
[Public Toilet]
<Beach hut> Men: 2 urinals, 2 Japanese-style toilets / Women: 3 Japanese-style toilets
<Parking lot> Men: 4 urinals, 1 Japanese-style toilet, 1 Western-style toilet / Women: 3 Japanese-style toilets, 2 Western-style toilets / 1 toilet equipped with a wall-mounted baby chair
[Changing Room] 1 room each for men and women
[Shower Room] 1 water shower, 1 hot shower *Hot shower is coin-operated. (200JPY/3 minutes).
Sand / Swimming area sectioned off with concrete blocks / Lifeguard on duty during the daytime
Beach Huts



Available to buy


Chinese ramen noodles, curry with rice, stir-fried noodles, rice balls, beef bowl, grilled squid, boiled green "edamame" soybeans, shaved ice, draft beer, ice cream, drinks, alcoholic beverages, sandals, etc.

Beach Equipment Hire


Swim rings, straw mat, beach parasol, swimming goggles *rental service available at the beach hut (for a charge)

Ajoining Campsite


Kubota Campsite

Nearby Spots

Stores where you can eat and drink nearby