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.
There are a good group of beaches to enjoy in and around the area. You can click on the name of the beach for more information concerning that specific beach.
Maya Beach: Maya Beach provides a simple, isolated way to experience the beaches of Belize. Small, sparse resorts dot the area, but don't detract from the turquoise waters of the Caribbean sea and the soft, white sand.
Another place worth considering 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.
Take a minute to read the following table for more information about your options.
|Maya Beach||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 Beach||0.5 mi. South of Central Placencia||South East|
Fortunately, Placencia has additional attractions. For more information about other attractions, see this page.
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