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 middle of Hopkins, Hopkins Beach is on the South East coast of Belize. You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. Active couples and families who enjoy immersing themselves in the city's busy thoroughfares may never want to leave 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, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

Keep in mind that the region in which Hopkins Beach is located is rather congested, so show up early.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the South East coast of Belize. It is near some interesting sites like Tribal Arts, which is a local attraction.

Beaches are 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 Hopkins Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction
Tribal Arts Art Gallery 0.7 mi. S --

Cities and Towns

Hopkins Beach visitors looking for further attractions might want to think about heading over to Dangriga, since it's in the vicinity and is an area full of activity. From the coast, Dangriga is a car ride off, about eight miles (13 kilometers) away.


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how many people have booked nearby hotels. The area is not home to many major hotels, but it can appeal to visitors staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

Because this beach is in a relatively popular vacation area, it typically isn't a great challenge to find just the right type of hotel close-by. For visitors hoping to find a place that's near the ocean, the table below shows the accommodation options closest to Hopkins Beach.

Accommodations near Hopkins Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
All Seasons Guesthouse 0.0 mi. ENE Hotel
Funky Dodo Backpackers Hostel 0.0 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 Cottages
Belizean Dreams 0.9 mi. NNW Resort


Don't worry if your stomach starts rumbling while sunbathing at Hopkins Beach; you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. One of the closest restaurants is Chef Rob’s Gourmet Café. This restaurant serves eclectic food. They have become well-known, however, because of their seafood.

The following table provides a list of dining options near this beach.

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
Innies Restaurant (501) 503-7333 Belizean Informal 0.6 mi. SSE
Watering Hole (501) 614-8686 Belizean -- 0.6 mi. SSE
Iris' 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 -- --
Hamanasi Restaurant (501) 533-7073 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

Of course, there are more fantastic beaches besides Hopkins Beach in Belize.

Vacationers may also want to visit Sittee Marina Beach, located three miles away.

There are plenty of natural wonders to behold in Belize, and Hopkins Beach is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.


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