Snorkelling off the Rocky Coastline

After our visit to the floating aquarium we rode our bikes west along the coastal path that followed just above the waterline. The seashore was lined with rocks and ragged cliffs and the water was both calm and clear. At some point the boys stopped and said that they wanted to go for a dip to refresh and snorkel to explore if they could find some fish. The boys had just entered the water when some curious Japanese boys, a few years older than Jerome, came along the path and joined them in the sea. Unfortunately the rocks were rather uncomfortable to sit on so we eventually moved on after the boys had finished with their snorkelling, which had proven to be rather disappointing anyway.

Japan izu shimoda with kids wild swimming

travel with kids shimoda fishing boat

travel with kids shimoda tokyu hotel

Sandy Little Cove

On the hill ahead we could see an eye sore of a hotel building towering above the bay. We reached the main coastal road again underneath the hotel, luckily there were few cars out and about and we soon reached a little cove. There was a small sandy beach backed by large cliffs.  To get to the beach we had to climb over a harbour wall and a local helped us find the right way down. There were other families around and Jerome immediately played with some of the kids in the water. The

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