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.  

The Area's Beaches

There are a handful of beaches to enjoy in and around the area. You can click on specific names for more information concerning that particular stretch of sand.

South Placencia 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).

A second alternative 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.

The beaches in and around Placencia are summarized below.

Beaches In and Around Placencia
Name Location Coast
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

If you are looking for a wider range of attractions beyond what's offered on this page, you can think about other possibilities. For a more comprehensive look at other attractions, use this link.


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