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.

Located in the vicinity of Belize City, Cucumber Beach is on the Northeast edge of Belize. You should consider dropping by regardless of whether you're staying very close.

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.

Yes, there are public restrooms at Cucumber Beach. You'll appreciate that showers are available, so you can clean up before leaving. In addition, you'll find umbrellas and chairs, so visitors looking for a relaxing spot in the shade will get their wish.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This spot is on the Northeast coast of Belize; it's located near attractions like Yarborough Cemetary, which is three miles to the east of this spot.

If you're interested in combining a little culture with your trip to the beach, you should plan a trip to Government House/House of Culture, a lovely museum found only a short taxi ride away, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table includes the closest attractions.

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

Cucumber Beach is in the Belize City area, so walking the city is a definite option. Those visiting Cucumber Beach who are seeking other interesting places to see should consider going to Belize City, because it's nearby and is a particularly busy area of Belize. From Cucumber Beach, Belize City is a fairly short distance away, about three and a half miles (six kilometers).

Hotels

Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. There are not many major hotels nearby, but you may encounter visitors staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

Because the beach is situated in a fairly touristed area, it usually isn't that difficult to find exactly the kind of hotel you're looking for nearby. If you and your party are looking to find a place that's near the ocean, the table below shows the accommodation 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

Because restaurants near the beach catch the freshest seafood and the balmiest breezes, don't miss your chance to eat at a nearby restaurant, where you can sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, within a reachable distance. The Garden Cafe and Courtyard is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant serves delicious eclectic cuisine. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes as it's not far off the beach at all.

Nearby restaurant options are listed in the following table.

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

Cucumber Beach isn't the only beach worth checking out in Belize.

Belize offers endless ways to discover its natural beauty, and Cucumber Beach is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.

 

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