South Placencia Beach

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South Placencia provides a beautiful beach spot off the east coast of the country. The area is a popular location for visitors and locals alike, containing many smaller resorts and restaurants steps away from the white, sandy beaches. The turquoise sea is shallow and perfect for swimming and snorkeling.

Positioned in the heart of Placencia, South Placencia Beach is on the South East coast of Belize. You might think about stopping by regardless of whether you are staying particularly close by. Although South Placencia Beach is not the most hidden spot in Belize, it has the right combination of charm and personality to attract small crowds.

How to Access The Beach
Beaches are easily accessible from the road, particularly since the peninsula is fairly narrow. If you are thinking about visiting from a more distant location, there is an airport nearby, which acts as a major transportation hub for the southern half of the country. This means that buses, shuttles, and taxis are available to transport guests to any of the local beaches.

Amenities and Ambiance

South Placencia is located on a peninsula on the southern half of the country and features 16 miles of white, sandy beaches. Most of the beaches provide scattered palm trees and converge with the crystal clear waters from the Caribbean sea. The shallow water means that almost every spot is a perfect for snorkeling.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

Since South Placencia Beach is of course found inside an area popular for visitors., many try to show up early.

What's Nearby


Travelers will find South Placencia Beach on the South East coast of Belize; the area is home to other attractions such as Art Affair Gallery, which is one of the closest attractions.

If you want to discover more interesting facts about the history of Belize, there are lots of sites which offer a historic look at the nation. For instance, nearby is World's Narrowest Main Street, which is a few hundred yards to the south-southeast.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run out of ways to stay busy. Attractions close to this beach can be found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near South Placencia Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction
Art Affair Gallery Art Gallery 0.0 NNE --
World's Narrowest Main Street Historical Site 0.2 SSE --
Art n Soul Art Gallery 0.2 S --
Placencia Mangroves Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 1.6 N --
Lola’s Art Art Gallery 4.2 N --

Cities and Towns

South Placencia Beach is in the Placencia area, so exploring the city is a convenient option. The city of Placencia is close-by and is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on when you visit, and how packed the nearby hotels are. There aren't many major hotels nearby, but it can appeal to guests from the few small lodgings in the area.

Beach-goers trying to find a place to stay near the beach shouldn't have a difficult time, as there are lots of hotels to pick from in the area. You will find the closest and most convenient booking options by viewing those shown in the following table.

Accommodations near South Placencia Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Manatee Inn 0.0 mi. SSE Hotel
Evan's Place 0.1 mi. SE Guest house
Cozy Corner Hotel 0.1 mi. SE Hotel
Coconut Cottage 0.1 mi. NNW Cottages
Seaspray Hotel 0.1 mi. N Hotel
Bull's Beach Cabanas 0.1 mi. N Cottages
Eloise's Guesthouse 0.1 mi. S Guest house
Macovy Blues Guesthouse 0.1 mi. W Guest house
Rum Point Inn 0.1 mi. SE Hotel
HFC Lodge 0.1 mi. SSE Lodge


If you're looking for a place to eat after, or even during, your visit to the beach, you'll have many local dishes to choose from at nearby establishments. One of the nearest restaurants is Cozy Corner Restaurant. The restaurant offers a menu of Caribbean cuisine. They're perhaps most famous, though, for their seafood. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab since it's just a little ways away.

Nearby restaurants are listed in the following table.

Restaurants near South Placencia Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Cozy Corner Restaurant (501) 523-3540 Caribbean Very Casual 0.1 mi. SE
DeTatch Seafood and Grill (501) 523-3148 Caribbean Very Casual 0.1 mi. N
DeTach (501) 503-3385 Caribbean Very Casual -- --
Dragonfly Moon (501) 523-5662 Asian Fusion Informal 0.1 mi. S
Omar’s (501) 523-3236 Creole Very Casual -- --
Trattoria Placencia (501) 623-3394 Italian Informal 0.1 mi. SE
Daisy's Ice Cream (501) 503-3281 -- Very Casual 0.1 mi. WNW
2 Can B Sweet -- American Very Casual 0.1 mi. SSE
French Connection (501) 523-3656 French, Fusion Very Casual -- --
Tommy's Chinese Restaurant -- Chinese Informal 0.2 mi. S
La Dolce Vita (501) 523-3115 Italian Fine Dining 0.2 mi. S
Rumfish Y Vino (501) 523-3293 Belizean Informal 0.2 mi. S

Other Beaches

Belize has many beaches, so South Placencia Beach is just one of your options.

You may also want to try Maya Beach, which is in a pretty active location. It is located six miles to the north.

You might also want to visit Seine Bight Beach, which is located not too far away, which means a short cab ride is an easy option.

There are plenty of natural wonders to behold in Belize, and paying a visit to South Placencia Beach is just one way you can spend your afternoon.


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