Not-So-Secret Beach

Once a local secret, Not-So-Secret beach is growing in popularity. This shallow, white sand beach is still a beautiful way to enjoy Ambergris.

Located on the island of Ambergris Caye, Not-So-Secret Beach is on the West coast of the island, You should think about stopping by even if you are not staying nearby. Belize's beaches are pretty busy for the most part, but Not-So-Secret Beach is less exposed than the others, making it a good choice for travelers who aren't fond of huge throngs of tourists.

How to Access The Beach

Down a bumpy road on the northwest side of the island, past Caye to Paradise, you will find the beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

The rocky shoreline is easily ignored once you reach the crystal clear waters. Abundant with sand bars and dense mangroves, this beach is closer to nature than your average tourist beach. You can rent canoes or kayaks, play cornhole or relax at one of the beach bars from the few businesses on the beach.

You will be able to use a public restroom at Not-So-Secret Beach.

What's Nearby


Travelers will find Not-So-Secret Beach on the West coast of Ambergris Caye; the area hosts attractions such as Captain Morgan's Retreat Casino, which is two and a half miles away.

If you want to mix a little culture with your trip to the beach, you should plan a trip to Ambergris Museum, one of the closest museums, so it would be an easy side trip to take after the beach.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run out of ways to stay busy. The closest attractions are found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Not-So-Secret Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction
Captain Morgan's Retreat Casino Casino 2.5 ESE Ambergris Caye
Island Dog Art Art Gallery 3.7 S Ambergris Caye
Belizean Arts Art Gallery 3.7 S Ambergris Caye
Artesano Art Gallery 3.8 S Ambergris Caye
Isla Bonita Art Gallery Art Gallery 4.0 S Ambergris Caye

Cities and Towns

San Pedro is the closest town and is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization. From Not-So-Secret Beach, San Pedro is a quick trip away, maybe four miles (six and a half kilometers).


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but it's often visited by guests staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

Because the beach is situated in a relatively popular vacation spot, it shouldn't be all that tough to find a hotel nearby that suits your needs. For those wanting to find a place that's on or near the ocean, the table that follows lists the accommodation options closest to Not-So-Secret Beach.

Accommodations near Not-So-Secret Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Belizean Cove Estates 2.4 mi. ESE Villa complex
Bella Vista Guest Homes 2.5 mi. ESE Villa complex
Caribe Island Resort -- -- Villa complex
White Sands Cove Resort 2.5 mi. SE Resort
Cocotal 2.5 mi. SE Cottages
Captain Morgan's Retreat 2.5 mi. ESE Resort
Essenceway 2.5 mi. ESE Resort
Seascape Villas 2.6 mi. ESE Villa complex
Grand Caribe Belize 2.6 mi. SE Resort
Ak'bol Yoga Retreat & Eco Resort 2.7 mi. SE Resort


A trip to the beach isn't complete until you walk to an area restaurant, where you can dive into Belize's specialty dishes, without having to stray too far. One of the closest places to eat is Aurora's Grill. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab since it's only a short distance away.

The following table lists restaurant options near this shoreline.

Restaurants near Not-So-Secret Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Aurora's Grill (501) 629-4176 -- -- 0.0 mi. E
Pirate's Not-So-Secret Beach Bar & Grill (501) 668-2156 Bar and grill Very Casual 0.0 mi. NE
Secret Paradise Beach Bar & Grill (501) 650-2209 Bar and grill Very Casual 0.0 mi. NNE
Wayne's World Bar and Grill (501) 615-2042 Bar and grill Very Casual 0.0 mi. S
Jambel Jerk Pit Restaurant and Bar (501) 226-3515 Jamaican Informal 1.3 mi. NE
El Pescador Restaurant (501) 226-2975 Caribbean Informal 2.4 mi. SE
Mama Caribe (800) 316-4229 Australian, Eclectic, Vegetarian Informal 2.5 mi. ESE
Lazy Croc BBQ (501) 226-4015 American Very Casual 2.5 mi. SE
Aji Tapa Bar and Resturant (501) 226-4047 International Fine Dining 2.6 mi. SE
Cocoblanca Restaurant (501) 226-2846 International Fine Dining 2.7 mi. ESE
O Restaurant (501) 226-4249 Caribbean, Latin American Informal 2.8 mi. E
Legends Burger House (501) 226-2113 American Very Casual 2.9 mi. SSE

Other Beaches

Needless to say, there are other beaches on Ambergris Caye besides Not-So-Secret Beach worth visiting.

Travelers may also want to consider South Beach, located not too far away, which means a short cab ride can take you where you want to go.

Belize offers endless ways to discover its natural beauty, and paying a visit to Not-So-Secret Beach is just one way you can spend your afternoon.


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