Riversdale Beach

Riversdale Beach provides excellent access to the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean sea, as well as a wonderful view of the country's natural vegetation. Unlike the Placencia peninsula to the south, the Riversdale area is fairly undeveloped, offering a far more intimate beachfront setting.

Located in Riversdale, Riversdale Beach is on the South East coast of Belize. You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. The area surrounding the beach is not very crowded, but that is not to say the beach will be boring.

How to Access The Beach

The Riversdale beach is accessible from a dirt road which provides the major entry point for the Placenia peninsula. Thus, it is recommended that visitors have some reliable form of transportation. Parking areas are informally located off of the road and alongside some of the local inns and stores.

Amenities and Ambiance

Riversdale Beach features white, sandy beaches backed by lush, green vegetation. Shallow waters make for excellent swimming and snorkeling, while the presence of palm trees make for ideal hammock spots.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here.

Riversdale Beach offers those who visit a quiet and peaceful environment, due to the fact that the location that surrounds the beach is free of city-life and traffic.

What's Nearby


Travelers will find Riversdale Beach on the South East coast of Belize. It is near Speactarte Art Gallery, which is one of a number of popular spots in the area.

Historical attractions such as World's Narrowest Main Street provide a nice compliment to a soothing day at Riversdale Beach, and provide beachgoers with the opportunity to learn about Belize's past, without having to stray too far from the beach. As a matter of fact, this shoreline is 12 and a half miles from this destination of historical interest.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't run out of things to do. The closest attractions are found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Riversdale Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction
Speactarte Art Gallery Art Gallery 6.5 SSW --
Lola’s Art Art Gallery 8.6 SSW --
Placencia Mangroves Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 11.0 SSW --
Tribal Arts Art Gallery 11.3 N --
Art Affair Gallery Art Gallery 12.5 S --

Cities and Towns

The closest area in Belize to Riversdale Beach is Riversdale. This interesting part of Belize is just a couple hundred yards away, which means it is a good option even if you are somewhat strapped for time. This section in Belize is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life.


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. This spot is not near many large hotels, but it can attract guests from smaller accommodations in the area.

Those hoping to find a room close to the beach will find themselves in luck, as there is no shortage of resorts and hotels to pick from in the immediate vicinity. Find the closest, most convenient hotel booking options by viewing what's shown in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Riversdale Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Lost Reef Resort 0.0 E Resort
The Placencia Hotel and Residence 3.7 SSW Hotel
Maya Beach Hotel 5.6 SSW Hotel


While this coastal destination is not exactly the area's culinary epicenter, you can still satisfy your hunger, especially if you are prepared to venture a little farther away. The closest places to grab a bite to eat is Azure Pool Restaurant, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

Nearby dining options are shown in the table below.

Restaurants near Riversdale Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Azure Pool Restaurant (561) 807-6868 International Very Casual 3.7 mi. SSW
Capriccio (561) 807-6868 Caribbean, Italian Informal 3.7 mi. SSW
Palm Terrace (561) 807-6868 Eclectic Informal 3.7 mi. SSW

Other Beaches

Needless to say, Riversdale Beach isn't the only beach worth visitng in Belize.

Travelers may also want to consider Seine Bight Beach, located eight and a half miles away.

You may find that Riversdale Beach is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.


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