Beaches on Ambergris Caye

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The beaches of Ambergris Caye, while swimmable, are not the most appealing beaches you'll ever encounter.  The shores themselves are small, blocked of every view yards by piers for boats to take off from, and the waters themselves are thick with sea grass (known as turtle grass locally).  Meanwhile, the shores are made of coral sand and sandals or water shoes are recommended for a more pleasurable experience. 

Pick Your Ideal Beach

There are a decent selection of beaches to consider visiting on the island. Just click on the name of the beach for a detailed article concerning that particular stretch of sand.

Ambergris Caye Southeast

South Beach: To access South Beach, there is a dirt path off of the main road that cars and other forms of transportation can access. There is also direct access if you are staying at the Royal Caribbean Resort as well as a parking lot for customers of the two bars that are located on that beach.

A second alternative for beach-goers to consider is Ambergris Caye Southeast. The Ambergris Caye's beaches are relatively small even at low tide, making the area difficult to recommend for swimming. Still, in 2014 Fodors ranked it as one of the top 15 beaches in the Caribbean.

The beaches on Ambergris Caye are displayed in the following table.

Beaches On Ambergris Caye
Name Location Coast
Ambergris Caye Southeast 2.5 mi. South West of Central San Pedro South West
Not-So-Secret Beach 4.1 mi. North of Central San Pedro West
South Beach 1.3 mi. South-Southwest of Central San Pedro South-Southwest

Needless to say, there are some other attraction types available too. To find out more about other attractions for Ambergris Caye, go to this article.


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