Zaimokuza Beach


●Opening period : 7/1 ~ 8/31 (2018)
●Opening hours : 9 am – 5 pm


One of the most important features of Kamakura City is its coastline, located to the south of the city.
There are 5 beaches spanning the 7 km long coast: Zaimokuza Beach, Yuigahama Beach, Inamuragasaki Beach, Shichirigahama Beach, and Koshigoe Beach.

Among these beaches, Zaimokuza Beach is particularly long and shallow, with gentle waves. Because of this, it can get crowded with tourists who come to swim every year. We carry out “cleaning and maintenance activities,” “safety and security operations,” and “secondhand smoke prevention measures.”
During beach season, the staff from every beach shop in the beach area clean the beach in the early morning every day.

In addition, it is our aim to keep the beach safe and secure. To ensure the safety of beach visitors there are lifeguards who can perform monitoring/rescue within swimming zones, police on patrol from the nearest police station, and surveillance cameras installed along the coast. Through our efforts, and with the cooperation of the local residents, we stand as a united body dedicated to the safety and security of beach visitors.

Features


Cleaning and maintenance activities for the beach

Every day during beach season, the staff from every beach shop in the beach area clean the beach twice a day: once in the early morning and once in the evening.

Additionally, when a typhoon passes or high waves come, we devote ourselves wholeheartedly to engage in quick recovery efforts such as restoration of land features and removal of debris.


Safety and security operations
  

The safety of beach visitors is our highest priority. In order to keep our beach safe and secure there are highly-trained lifeguards who carry out monitoring/rescue within swimming zones, police on patrol from the nearest police station, surveillance cameras installed along the coast, and a communication network used by beach shops.


Secondhand smoke prevention measures
  

Smoking on the beach is prohibited in accordance with the “Kanagawa Prefecture Ordinance on Beaches, etc.” Kanagawa Prefecture is one of the first prefectures in Japan to adopt a strict anti-smoking ordinance such as this.
When you smoke, please use one of the designated smoking areas near a shop.


About Using Beach Shops

→ Drinking alcohol on the beach is prohibited. However, drinking alcohol is permitted inside the beach shops (cash on delivery).

→ A beach shop is a restaurant, therefore in general bringing in outside food or drinks is prohibited.

About Showers & Lockers & Resting

– Showers and lockers are available for a fee in each beach shop.
– You can use the beach shop tables and chairs to rest by paying the following fee.
– Flat fee in each shop: shower & locker
Adult 1500 yen
Child 800 yen

→ It is also possible to use a beach shop for just eating and drinking

Beach Chair & Parasol

– Flat fee in each shop:
Chair 1000 yen
Parasol 1500 yen

We kindly ask for your cooperation so that everyone can enjoy the beach.

Regulations of Kamakura Beach

reglation

  • 【Cover tattoos】
    If you have tattoos on your body, we kindly ask that you cover them up because the beach is a public place.
    Tattoos are still seen as taboo in Japan, so there are some people (including children) who might be scared of people who have tattoos.
    Thank you for your cooperation.
  • 【Do not drink alcohol】
    Although drinking alcohol on the beach can be fun, there are reasons why it is not allowed here.
    One of those reasons is that the beach is a public place. A drunk person might trouble other people by being noisy, falling over, or vomiting. Therefore, it is prohibited to drink alcohol on the beach.
    Please drink alcohol inside a beach shop.
  • 【Mute your speaker or use your headphones】
    There are people who prefer listening to the sound of waves on the beach instead of music.
    Using a speaker, a boombox, or a smartphone on the beach is prohibited because the beach is a public place.
    Please listen to the sound of waves and enjoy your time.
  • 【Do not light fires on the beach】
    Many children come and play on the beach during beach season.
    Making a fire for a BBQ can be dangerous when there are children present.
    Therefore, beach BBQs are prohibited.
    There are various services for BBQs prepared at each beach shop, so please enjoy a BBQ at any beach shop.
  • 【Do not litter】
    Trash cans are placed in several places on the coast.
    Please place all trash in designated places.
    We kindly ask for your cooperation in helping keep the beach clean.
  • 【Keep animals out of the water】
    During the beach season, many tourists come and play on the beach.
    However, some people are afraid of animals.
    Bringing an animal into the water is prohibited during the period(9 am – 5 pm) of the beach.
    However, it is possible to bring an animal into the water outside the opening hours.
  • 【Smoke in the designated areas】
    In Kanagawa Prefecture, it is prohibited to smoke on the beach in places other than designated smoking areas.
    There are several smoking areas on the coast, please use the smoking areas.
  • 【Do not use dangerous equipment】
    It is prohibited to use dangerous sports equipment (surfboards, baseballs, baseball bats, frisbees, etc.) during opening hours (9 am – 5 pm) of the beach because they might hit or hurt other people.
    However, sports equipment can be used outside the opening hours.
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