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

You'll find a handful of beaches to visit in and around the area. For more detail concerning any one of these beaches you can click on the names of the ones you're interested in.

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).

Another alternative worth considering is Seine Bight Beach. Seine Bight Beach offers four miles of sand, mostly in close proximity to local restaurants and inns. Palm trees and tropical vegetation cover the area leading up to a strip of beach.

View the table just below if you want more information.

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

Bear in mind that you will find other types of attractions. To learn more about other attractions for Placencia, follow this link.


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