Beaches in Placencia

Photo credit: © Chabil Mar Villas

Placencia is home to what are known as the only “real” beaches in Belize.  The waters here are clear enough to swim, and although there is sea grass, it is far enough out that it doesn't often interfere with swimming.  Additionally, there aren't piers blocking the shore and making it difficult for swimmers to enjoy a long stretch of activity.  Speaking of the shore, here, the sand is golden and soft, so shoes are not necessary for a leisurely stroll.  

Beach Choices In The Area

There are a small variety of beaches to consider visiting in and around the area. Click on individual beach names for more detail concerning that section of the coast.

South Placencia Peninsula Beach

Maya Beach: As Maya Beach is located east of the main road running down the Placencia peninsula and is easily accessible from the road. Since the area is relatively undeveloped, it is recommended that visitors travel by car, though taxis are willing to drive from the larger Placencia Village (about seven miles away).

Another alternative for beach-goers to consider is Seine Bight Beach. Seine Bight is located on the northern end of the Placencia peninsula. The area offers secluded swimming spots and boasts over four miles of sandy beaches and crystal clear water.

The following table has more details on the beaches found in and around the area.

Beaches In and Around Placencia
Name Location Coast
Maya Beach 6.7 mi. North of Central Placencia South East
Seine Bight Beach Seine Bight Village, Central Placencia South East
Sittee Marina Beach 2.3 mi. South-Southeast of Central Hopkins South East
South Placencia Peninsula Beach 0.5 mi. South of Central Placencia South East

If you want to learn about a wider selection of points of interest beyond this category, you should consider other locations. For a more detailed look at other attractions, read this article.


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