Cool Open Water Swimming Starts and Finishes

Cool Open Water Swimming Starts and Finishes

Ubara Beach in Katsuura, Chiba Prefecture, north of Tokyo, showcases the Ubara Yasaka Shrine [shown above] on its shoreline. With clear water and clean sand is very clean, Ubara Beach is about an hour 40 minutes from central Tokyo.

Similarly just up the eastern coast of Japan is Oarai Sun Beach in Ibaraki Prefecture [shown below].

These are just some of the hundreds of thousands of cool places to ocean swim.

El Arco de Cabo San Lucas is a distinctive rock formation near the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula where the last major professional marathon swim was held in 1984. The race started here where the Pacific Ocean becomes the Gulf of California.

Arch Rock on Anacapa Island that is part of the California Channel Islands is another picturesque location where channel swimmers’ crew often want to capture on their smartphones.

What other outstanding locations are there for ocean swims? Share your favorite locations and tell us why.

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