Belize is home to an infinite number of beaches. With a coastline of over 386 km, and its location in the Caribbean finding a wide variety of gorgeous beaches should be quite easy in Belize. However, it is not so easy to find beach properties in Belize because the Belize barrier reef blocks most of the mineral deposits that is needed to create the sandy beaches that the Caribbean is known for. Furthermore, the Belize coasts are surrounded by swamps of mangroves. With all that being said, Belize still has a few impressive, sandy beaches for its visitors to enjoy.
Belize Mainland Beaches
The best beaches in Belize can be found along the Placencia Peninsula stretch. The 11 mile strip of the Placencia Peninsula is sandwiched between the Lagoon and Caribbean Sea and features gorgeous white sandy beaches. The beaches also have cool clean waters and high surfs due to its distance from the reef. These beaches on the mainland are perfect for diving, swimming, fishing, snorkeling and many other water sports activities.
Belize Caye Beaches
You will also find great beaches on the many Belize Cayes. The beaches on the small islands offer a very laid back atmosphere. The magnificent blue water that surrounds each Caye is an attraction to its self and is one of the main reasons that the Cayes receive most of the visitors to Belize.
On the largest and most popular island of Ambergris Caye, there are many sections of breath taking beaches, particularly in front of the resorts. The north section of Ambergris Caye also features some beautiful beaches that have been naturally cleared. These beaches also provide a bit more privacy and aren’t too close to the resorts.
On Caye Caulker, there are several sections of beach. These beaches on Caye Caulker are small and the surrounding areas are mostly undeveloped and unspoiled. Caye Caulker beaches are ideal for sea kayaking, sport fishing, windsurfing or sailing.
Despite not having lots of beautiful sandy beaches that the Caribbean is known for, the beaches of Belize are still a wonderful and exciting way for you to enjoy the marvels of a fantastic tropical vacation in Belize.