Beaches on Ambergris Caye

Photo credit: © S. Fisher

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. 

Which Beaches Are Available?

There are a good group of beaches to visit on the island. You can click on the name of each beach to get additional information about that particular stretch of sand.

Ambergris Caye Southeast

Debbie's Beach: Finding Debbie' sBeach is not too hard, as there is only one main road on the Ambergris Cay. Taking the road north out of San Pedro, the road is located a little after Ak'bol Yoga Retreat and should be the third right after that.

Another place 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.

Take a moment to read the following table for more information.

Beaches On Ambergris Caye
Name Location Coast
Ambergris Caye Southeast 2.5 mi. South West of Central San Pedro South West
Bermuda Beach 1.5 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro South-Southwest
Debbie's Beach 3.2 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro East
Tortuga Beach 1.4 mi. South-Southwest of Central San Pedro South-Southwest

If you are seeking a wider range of attractions beyond what's offered in this category, you can consider other locations. To read a more detailed discussion of other attractions, go to this page.


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