Beaches in Placencia

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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.  

Which Beaches Are Available?

You will find a handful of beaches to enjoy in and around the area. You can click on the name of each beach to get additional information concerning that beach.

South Placencia 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 option that beach-goers can consider is Seine Bight Beach. The beach area is accessible by foot and car, and the narrow nature of the peninsula ensures that it won't be difficult to spot. The area is in close proximity to the airport (Placencia airport), which means that taxis and shuttles will know the area well.

The beaches in and around Placencia are shown in the following chart.

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 1.3 mi. South of Central Placencia South East

Fortunately, you'll be able to find other kinds attractions available. For a more thorough discussion of other attractions, visit this page.


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