Hopkins Beach

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Hopkins Beach offers golden brown sand and crystal clear waters for excellent swimming. The beach is located in close proximity to a developed area that features local businesses and restaurants.

Located near the heart of Hopkins, Hopkins Beach is on the South East coast of Belize. You might think about stopping by whether or not you are staying in the vicinity. Many of the other beaches in Belize are known for being quite secluded, offering beautiful backdrops and few disturbances. This atmosphere is blissful to some, but those who like to keep active will find there's much more variety at Hopkins Beach.

How to Access The Beach
The beach is accessible from a newly paved road off the Southern Highway. Visitors can enter via foot or nearby parking spots, though there are few lots specifically dedicated to beach parking, so be sure to check with local lot owners.

Amenities and Ambiance

Hopkins Beach extends on the east coast of Belize and faces Commerce Bight and the Caribbean Sea. Sandy beaches and palm trees make for an excellent sunbathing location, while the beautiful waters remain calm and shallow for swimmers and snorkelers alike.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

Since Hopkins Beach can be located in a major tourist area, you might need to hunt to get a spot!

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the South East coast of Belize. It is close to Tribal Arts, which is one attraction in the area.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table includes the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Hopkins Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction
Tribal Arts Art Gallery 0.7 mi. S --

Cities and Towns

Hopkins Beach is near Dangriga, so you can explore the city as part of your day at the beach. Hopkins Beach visitors looking for other interesting places to see should think about heading over to Dangriga, which is in the vicinity and is an active, busy area. From the coast, Dangriga isn't out of reach at eight miles (13 kilometers) away.


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. There aren't many major hotels nearby, but you may meet visitors staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

Beach-goers seeking a room not far from Hopkins Beach won't have a tough time, as there are plenty of accommodations to pick from in the vicinity. You will find the closest lodging options by perusing what's shown in the following table.

Accommodations near Hopkins Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
All Seasons Guesthouse 0.0 mi. ENE Hotel
Funky Dodo Backpackers Hostel 0.1 mi. SSW Hostel
Coconut Row Guest House -- -- Guest house
Windschief Cabanas 0.3 mi. SSE Cottages
Darangilau Guest House -- -- Guest house
Blue Horizon Lodge -- -- Lodge
Hopkins Inn 0.7 mi. SSE Cottages
Kismet Inn 0.8 mi. N Hostel
Tipple Tree Beya 0.8 mi. SSE Hotel
Belizean Dreams 0.9 mi. NNW Resort


It's no problem if you start to get the munchies while hanging out at Hopkins Beach; there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. One of the nearest places to eat is Chef Rob’s Gourmet Café. The restaurant has eclectic food. They're also renowned for their seafood.

Nearby restaurant options are listed in the following table.

Restaurants near Hopkins Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Chef Rob’s Gourmet Café (501) 670-0445 Eclectic Informal 0.0 mi. N
Therese's Home Cooking (501) 523-7020 Belizean Very Casual -- --
Tyson's Diner (501) 523-7017 Belizean -- 0.4 mi. NNW
Innie’s Restaurant (501) 503-7333 African, Belizean Informal 0.6 mi. SSE
Watering Hole (501) 614-8686 Belizean -- 0.6 mi. SSE
Sunnyside Up (501) 664-1410 Belizean Very Casual 0.7 mi. S
Love on the Rocks -- Fusion Informal 0.9 mi. SSE
Iris's Place (501) 523-7019 Belizean Very Casual -- --
Singanga Restaurant (844) 235-4930 Caribbean, Fusion Informal 1.6 mi. SSE
Jaguar Reef Lodge Restaurant (501) 533-7040 International Informal 1.8 mi. SSE
The Barracuda Bar and Grill (501) 523-7259 Mediterranean Informal 2.4 mi. SE

Other Beaches

Belize has several beautiful beaches, so Hopkins Beach is not your only option.

You may also enjoy Sittee Marina Beach, located not a great distance away, which means a short cab ride can take you where you want to go.

Of course, Belize has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but visiting Hopkins Beach or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in Belize even more memorable.


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