Pottery Beach

6 Chome-9-1 Nishiuraga
Yokosuka-shi, Kanagawa-ken
35.232349, 139.728348

Thanks to a Facebook Japan adventure group I discovered this gem of a beach tucked away just around the peninsula from Yokosuka. The members raved about the pottery and shells they collected from the shore and I was excited to see if it really was as great as they said.

We took Avia and PopPop on our first excursion there.

There is an old Japanese lighthouse tucked between the two beaches. The original lighthouse was built in 1648 and was Japan's first all-night lighthouse. Whale oil was used for the light and it could be seen for 7.2 km . Since originally built, this lighthouse was lit every day, not ever missing one day, for over 220 years. The original one has destroyed in the Great Kanto earthquake of 1923, and the current one was rebuilt in 1988.

The beach provides a beautiful quiet view of Tokyo Bay.

There are plenty of shells and pottery pieces to keep one beach combing for hours.

The water is clear.

Nice and shallow for the kiddos to swim.

They had their buckets out and collected as much as they could before a thunderstorm had us packing.

Avia washed and organized her finds.

An impressive collection for a quick walk on the beach!

Now I just have to find the perfect project for my pieces.

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