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.

Situated in Hopkins, Hopkins Beach is on the South East edge of Belize. You should consider stopping by whether or not you're staying nearby. If hustle and bustle isn't your style, you'll appreciate that Belize has plenty of secluded beaches. This atmosphere is not for everyone, though. If you seek a fun and active spot, you're better off trying a beach like Hopkins Beach, with a more upbeat atmosphere.

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.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

Since Hopkins Beach can be located inside a tourist hotspot, many try to show up early.

What's Nearby


Beachgoers will find Hopkins Beach on the South East coast of Belize; this area boasts other attractions such as Tribal Arts, which is one of the closest attractions.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

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

Cities and Towns

Hopkins Beach is very close to Dangriga, so a trip into the city is a definite option. Tourists at Hopkins Beach who are looking for additional places to explore might want to think about making the trip to Dangriga, because it's close-by and is an area full of activity. 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 depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. There aren't many major hotels in the immediate vicinity, but you may see guests from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Because the beach is located in a relatively popular vacation destination, it is not usually all that tough to find just the right type of hotel nearby. For guests wanting to book a place that's near the beach, the table that follows lists the closest options to Hopkins Beach.

Accommodations near Hopkins Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
All Seasons Guesthouse 0.0 mi. ENE Hotel
The 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


When you're starving for a midday meal, this beach has many nearby restaurants, and you don't have to go far from the shore. One of the closest places to eat is Chef Rob’s Gourmet Café. This restaurant serves delicious eclectic food. They're also renowned for their seafood.

The table below provides a list of dining options located 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
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

Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of Belize, and Hopkins Beach is just one option.

You may also enjoy Sittee Marina Beach, which is located reasonably close-by, so a short cab ride can take you where you want to go.

You may find that Hopkins Beach is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions in Belize you might like.


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