- 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 17st, 2021 (Sat.) - August 22th, 2021 (Sun.)
- Period of Lifeguard Cover
- 9:00 to 16:30
<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
Established after renovating a 70-year old Japanese-style inn, Hostel Perch is a guest house with a café and a bar. Hostel Perch aims to connect people and offer a pleasant time. It strives to be a space of comfort for men and women of all ages to gather, regardless of where they are from.
Oasis Suwa-no-mori Park Public Restroom
Close to the Kawaharada Honmachi shopping street. There is a shrine nearby.
THE TAIKO BANK Sawata Branch
Located in the arcade of Kawaharada Honmachi Shopping Street in the Sawata area
Restaurant Italian Cuisine French Cuisine
SEISUKE Next Door
SEISUKE Next Door is the sister restaurant of the hidden-gem "Restaurant Seisuke" in Ryotsu. Chef Ozaki produces true excellence whilst keeping a loving eye on Sado. He has set his new stage on the seashore. He now runs the restaurant located within a complex facility standing on Sawata Bathing Beach. Ozaki offers French and Italian cuisine by cooking the delicious blessings from the sea and the mountains of Sado with culinary magic at reasonable prices only available in Sado. Linger over a brilliant breakfast served with special bread and coffee whilst enjoying the sea view. SEISUKE Next Door also provides its own, creative menu items prepared with distinctive ingredients only available in Sado, such as natural wines, cocktails made from wild fruit, Sado-grown chemical- and pesticide-free vegetables, fresh seafood (including oysters and fish caught in the surrounding sea), Sado Beef, and so on.
Located by the sea, Akachochin serves ramen noodles, set meals and rice bowls, as well as DIY yakiniku (grilled meat), all of which enjoy popularity. Many customers find it easy to pop in during their motorcycle tours and drives, as there is a large parking lot available right in front of the restaurant. If you are in the neighborhood, please visit us! We look forward to serving you soon.
Tea House/Coffee Shop Steak and Burger steak Italian Cuisine Japanese-style Curry with Rice Light meal Sweets
The cafe attracts regular customers who seek a place to relax during lunchtime and teatime. The ample selection of food menu including spaghetti, Japanese curry, noodles, set meals, sandwiches, desserts, etc and drinks have established its great reputation. A sizzling home-made burger steak served on an iron plate is especially recommended. Home-grown rice is also popular for its delicious flavour.
Tea House/Coffee Shop Bread Sweets
Petit Doll has a great reputation for its sourdough bread and sweets produced from locally sourced ingredients. Their original sweets made with a focus on Sado-sourced rice powder, dairy produce and fruit are a perfect gift and souvenir to take back home. In particular, "Shima (Island) Cheesecake", an excellent sweet which won the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Prize, and "Okesa Potato", which is made from sweet potatoes grown using reduced chemicals, are classic sweets in Sado. There is also a café corner on site.