Baron Bliss Memorial & Fort George Lighthouse

This light hosue serves as a memorial to who some consider to be Belize's greatest benefactor, Baron Bliss. Oddly, Baron Bliss never actually visited the mainland of Belize, but rather spent the last years of his life in a yacht fishing off the coast. When he died, as per his will, his massive fortune was donated to Belize, under the condition that he would be buried by a lighthouse. The wealth has been used to build schools, universities, cultural centers, and his own lighthouse.


The tall lighthouse has a red base and a bleach white top, standing as a beacon both day and night.

Staying Close

Baron Bliss Memorial & Fort George Lighthouse is located in Fort George, so guests staying in this part of Belize will have the benefit of easy access to this historic attraction for the duration of their trip. If you wish to find a place within easy reach of this historical site, you'll find a fair number of nearby accommodations to choose from.

Hotels near Baron Bliss Memorial & Fort George Lighthouse
Hotel Type Distance Direction
The Great House Guest house 0.1 mi. (0.3 km) N
Radisson Fort George Hotel & Marina Hotel 0.2 mi. (0.3 km) N
Seaside Guest House Guest house 0.3 mi. (0.4 km) W
Chateau Caribbean Hotel 0.3 mi. (0.3 km) N
Renaissance Tower Hotel 0.3 mi. (0.2 km) WNW
The Caribbean Palms Inn Hotel 0.4 mi. (0.4 km) W
Sea Breeze Guest House Guest house 0.4 mi. (0.2 km) NNW

Location and What's Nearby

If outdoor pursuits are also on your Belize vacation checklist, visit Cucumber Beach, the beach closest to this historical site.


Contact Information

Location: Fort Street, Fort George, Belize


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