Enoshima Southern Coast is a coast where the reefs spread which only some
local people familiar with the island knows. At low tide, you can walk
the reef along the cliff, and able to enjoy completely different seascape
from the rest of the island.
Whether walking the embankment from the lighthouse or walking from Shotenjima Park on the sidewalk between the parking lot and vacant lot, a rough cliff appears in front of you.
If you go to end of the sea embankment, there is a small way down to the seaside.
When you go down the way to the seaside, you will arrive at rocky coast
that has rough mountain surface approaching behind.
You can go to this coast only at low tide. The reef sinks in the sea, so
please do not enter during high tide.
First of all, please be careful you do not get too close to the cliff.
The cliffs are very fragile because of erosion by wind and waves for long
years and in fact, the rocks may fall sometimes. There are cave-like holes
in some places on the cliff, but please do not enter.
For your safety, don't enter into inside (mountainside) of wirerope.
The reef in the area have many sharp rocks, and the sea is complicated
and intricate, so the feet are very unstable. It is better to free both
your hands when walking here. But even families with small children can
walk down to here and see them.
You can walk through the reef with huge rocks along the cliff as if you
This area is located just under Kamegaoka Square on the top of Enoshima
Between the reefs, there are places where the sea enters deep into the
inland. In the surrounding area, there many places which are pooled when
the tide is drawn, and there may be fish, shellfish etc.
Walking for a while, you will reach the place where the sea entering deep
into the inland. Here is the foot of Yama-futatsu valley, and it is a place
that became like a deep valley when the east side and the west side originally
were separate islands, contacted each other.
It seems it will be possible to walk further ahead of the reef, but
it is unable to go to the direction for Enoshima Iwaya Caves. Because there
is a place where the sea is deeply entering into the inland and
can not cross the sea.
The coast is also one of the good place to see the beautiful sunset
over the sea at dusk. If the sky is clear, you can see the black emerge
shape of Mount Fuji is lit by setting sun.
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