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 think about stopping by regardless of whether you are staying particularly close by. The area surrounding the beach isn't overflowing with tourists, but that doesn't mean you won't find a fair amount of excitements at this beach.

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, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

If you tend to go for shores that grant a relaxing enclave, then a good choice for you is Riversdale Beach; it is hidden away within a less urban part of the region.

What's Nearby


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

If you want to mix a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you should plan a trip to Gulisi Garifuna Museum. This museum is relatively near Riversdale Beach, so it would be an easy side trip to take after some time in the sun.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never get bored. The following table contains a list of the closest attractions.

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 in Belize to Riversdale Beach is Riversdale. This destination is just a couple hundred yards away, so it shouldn't take too long to make a visit. Riversdale is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas.


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. There aren't many large hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it's sometimes enjoyed by guests from smaller accommodations in the area.

Because the beach is located in a relatively popular vacation area, it usually isn't all that tough to find just the right kind of hotel close-by. For guests wanting to find a place that's on or near the ocean, the table that follows shows the accommodations 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


Although the area surrounding Riversdale Beach isn't exactly a culinary hot spot, you can still find some interesting eateries, particularly if you're prepared to drive a bit. Azure Pool Restaurant is one of the closest eateries, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

Restaurants closest to this beach are provided in the following table.

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

Visitors searching for the perfect beach will have other options if Riversdale Beach doesn't suit their tastes.

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

There's plenty to see and do in Belize, and Riversdale Beach is just one of the many options.


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