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Chirihama Beach Driveway

This famous beach Driveway runs from Imahama Beach to Hakui-gun's Chirihama beach. This beach driveway is 8 km long and has a road-width of 50 m. It's made of tightly compacted fine sand making it firm enough for a pleasant drive along the beach. The particle diameter of the ordinary beach sand granule is about 0.5 mm to 1 mm, while that of the sand on Chirihama Beach is a quarter of the ordinary size and thus very fine. For this reason, the seawater can easily permeate into the sand, which makes sand granules compacted together tightly to form a firm beach and even buses can run on this beach. It makes for a wonderful experience as you enjoy a car-ride on the beach while appreciating the glow of the setting sun. Chirihama beachside is also popular for shallow seawater bathing, seashell gathering and visitors can also enjoy the special delicacies such as Yaki-sazae (grilled turban seashells) and Yaki Hamaguri (grilled clams on the beach which doubles the pleasure.


Chirihama-machi, Hakui City


+81-(0)767-22-1118(Commerce and Tourism Division, Hakui City)


Take a scheduled "Wajima-go" sightseeing bus from Kanazawa station.(10 minutes by TAXI from JR Hakui station)



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