The water at Shimizu’s small boat harbor is normally calm, except for waves caused by an occasional personal water craft. The reason? Miho Peninsula encircles the harbor like a natural breakwater. This promontory is worth a visit. Hagoromo Park features Miho-no-Matsubara, a legendary 4.5 mile coastal grove of 30,000 pine trees listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Nearby is Miho, the best of several shrines on the headland. Also among the 9.5 miles of scenic shoreline is Masaki Beach, a great place to spend a summer day.