Cucumber Beach

Named for its history as a produce export take-off point, Cucumber Beach is a major tourist destination near Belize City. It is actually a part of the Old Belize Museum and Cucumber Beach Marina facility, so tourists and sailors frequent this destination regularly and it is often crowded.

Positioned in the vicinity of Belize City, Cucumber Beach is on the Northeast coast of Belize. You should consider stopping by regardless of whether you're staying in the immediate vicinity.

Amenities and Ambiance

At 350 feet long, Cucumber Beach is actually one of the few man-made beaches in the Caribbean. The beach itself is spacious, which is great because it often draws a crowd. The shore is lined with coconut trees and palapas for share, and there is a bar and restaurant as well as a gift shop on-site.

One of the most notable features of this beach is the Slippery Conch, a waterslide which drops from a 50 foot platform right into the sea. There is also a 650-foot zip line running across the beach.

also known as Slippery Conch – drops from a 50-foot platform into the lagoon. There is also a 650-foot zip-line that runs across the lagoon and beach. The friendly beach bar serves all your favorite fruity cocktails, plus there are showers and changing facilities.

You won't have to worry about finding a bathroom at Cucumber Beach because there are public restrooms. Showers are provided for visitors, so you can rinse off before heading back to your hotel. It's also good to know that you will have access to umbrellas and chairs, so visitors hoping for some respite from the sun will not be disappointed.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This pleasant stretch of sand known as Cucumber Beach is on the Northeast coast of Belize. It is close to Yarborough Cemetary, which is a short cab ride's distance, and it is one of a few the area's interesting attractions.

Beaches and museums may seem an unlikely combination to some, but at least a few travelers find that museums like Government House/House of Culture (located three and a half miles to the east) offer rare insight into Caribbean life and a new way to experience Belize's culture.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Cucumber Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction
Yarborough Cemetary Historical Site 3.2 mi. E --
Government House/House of Culture Museum 3.4 mi. E --
Swing Bridge Historical Site 3.4 mi. E --
Maritime Museum Museum 3.5 mi. E --
Supreme Court Building Historical Site 3.5 mi. E --
Princess Casino Casino 3.6 mi. ENE --
Fine Arts Gallery Art Gallery 3.7 mi. E --
Museum of Belize Museum 3.7 mi. E --
Belizean Handicraft Market Place Art Gallery 3.8 mi. E --
Baron Bliss Memorial & Fort George Lighthouse Historical Site 3.8 mi. E --
Memorial Park Park 3.8 mi. E --

Cities and Towns

Those visiting Cucumber Beach who are looking for further attractions might consider heading to Belize City, since it's not far away and is a particularly bustling part of Belize. From the beach, Belize City is just up the road, about three and a half miles (six kilometers).

Hotels

The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. There aren't many large hotels nearby, but it's sometimes enjoyed by visitors from some of the area's smaller options.

Because the beach is in a pretty popular vacation spot, it usually isn't much of a challenge to find just the right type of hotel close-by. For those wanting to book a place that's on or near the ocean, the table that follows lists the options closest to Cucumber Beach.

Accommodations near Cucumber Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
D' Nest 1.9 mi. NE B & B
Best Western Belize Biltmore Plaza 2.2 mi. NNE Hotel
The Red Hut Inn 2.3 mi. NNE Motel
Gulf Hotel 2.4 mi. NE Hotel
Villa Boscardi 2.5 mi. NE B & B
Golden Tree Hotel 2.7 mi. NE Hotel
Siesta Inn -- -- Hotel
Diamond Motel -- -- Motel
The Bakadeer Inn 3.2 mi. ENE Hotel
Bachelor Inn 3.3 mi. NE Hotel

Food

If you're on the beach and start to get the munchies, don't worry, you'll have many local dishes to choose from at nearby establishments. One of the nearest restaurants is The Garden Cafe and Courtyard. The restaurant offers a menu of eclectic food. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat as it's just a little ways away.

Nearby dining options are shown in the table below.

Restaurants near Cucumber Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
The Garden Cafe and Courtyard (501) 223-2302 Eclectic Very Casual 2.2 mi. NNE
The Victorian Room Restaurant (501) 223-2302 Eclectic Informal 2.2 mi. NNE
88 Kitchen (501) 227-8888 Chinese -- -- --
Arctic Cold (501) 223-4318 -- -- -- --
Atlantic Restaurant (501) 223-0356 -- -- -- --
Bird's Island Restaurant (501) 207-6500 -- -- -- --
Blue Bird Ice Cream Palour (501) 227-3918 -- -- -- --
C&P's Deli (501) 223-3789 -- -- -- --
Celebrity Restaurant (501) 223-7272 -- -- -- --
Chap's Bar and Grill (501) 223-1299 Bar and grill -- -- --
Everyday Gourmet Restaurant (501) 223-2066 -- -- -- --
Excellent Diner -- -- -- -- --

Other Beaches

There are plenty of beautiful beach locations to choose from in Belize, so perhaps you can explore more than one.

Of course, Belize has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but Cucumber Beach is both a beautiful natural attraction, and a fun hangout spot.

 

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