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.

Set in Riversdale, Riversdale Beach is on the South East coast of Belize. You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying very close. Travelers who make a stop at this beach will be able to escape the city's bustle without missing the chance to do a little people watching.

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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

If you usually enjoy sunny days which offer an angelic place to escape, then you should enjoy Riversdale Beach; it is found within a more natural sector of Belize.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the South East coast of Belize. It is close to Speactarte Art Gallery, which is one of a number of attractions close-by.

If you're interested in mixing some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you may want to consider visiting Gulisi Garifuna Museum. It's located relatively close to Riversdale Beach, so it would be an easy side trip to take after some time in the sun.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there will be more options available in Belize. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

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 nearest part of Belize to Riversdale Beach is Riversdale. This location is only a couple hundred yards away, which means a trip here doesn't have to take all day. This part of Belize is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do.


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. This spot is not near many large hotels, but it's sometimes enjoyed by guests staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

Since the beach is situated in a relatively popular vacation destination, it is not usually that tough to find just the right kind of hotel nearby. If you and your party are hoping to get a place that's near the water, the table that follows shows the accommodation options closest to Riversdale Beach.

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


Though this location isn't located in the culinary epicenter of the area, you'll still have some choices, especially if you're willing to drive a bit. 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.

The table below provides a list of restaurant options near this shoreline.

Restaurants near Riversdale Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Azure Pool Restaurant (501) 533-4117 International Very Casual 3.7 mi. SSW
Capriccio (501) 533-4117 Caribbean, Italian Informal 3.7 mi. SSW
Palm Terrace (501) 533-4117 Eclectic Informal 3.7 mi. SSW

Other Beaches

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

Travelers may also want to consider Seine Bight Beach, which is located eight and a half miles to the south-southwest.

While the area offers plenty of picturesque views and exciting attractions, visiting Riversdale Beach or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in Belize even more memorable.


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