The next stop the beach itself. We visited a small cove on one of the bays with a great beach. We didn't go swimming due to time (it was actually cool that day too, very windy), but we did get our feet wet combing the beach's tides for shells. We collected a very nice selection. This beach was still in the rural part of Karatsu, and along the road, right next to the beach and the parking lot were a series of shacks that served fresh seaside japanese cuisine. That is where we got a quick pre-lunch snack. The pictures are of me on the seashore, the beach, and then the fresh seafood "snack shacks".