The 5 Best Beaches in Belize
In Belize, Life’s a Beach!
Are you looking for the best Belize beaches? When deciding where to go for your Belize vacation, consider this. Are you looking for adventure or a specific sport like scuba diving, fishing, or surfing? Or do you want a beach for sunning during the day and nearby nightlife for after the sun sets? Or maybe you are hoping for an all-inclusive resort package right on the beach. If you are searching for the best beaches in Belize, you really need to do your homework, because oddly enough, in a country with 300 miles of coastline and over 200 islands, there really aren’t nearly as many top beaches in Belize as you would expect.
The reasons for this are many. First of all, well over half of the islands and much of the Belize coast are lined with mangroves, which means there’s no beach at all. Many of the edges of islands and coast are rocky rather than sandy. Also, at 10-mile long Ambergris Caye and 5-mile long Caye Caulker, the most popular island destinations in the country, most of the beaches on both islands are choked with structures, docks, and boat traffic, and the best swimming beaches are private. Some islands are so tiny, that the lodging structures take up all the beach there is.
So what’s a beach bum to do? If you want to do your own exploring digitally, by far the best tool is Google Earth. Even if the resolution is poor, as it is in some areas, you can still spot a beach easily. If the green of beach brush goes up to the edge of the water, you know there’s no beach. You can also visit our Belize islands map to find the location of private Belize cayes.
Of course, you might want to do more than take the satellite view of the situation, and for that we are here to help….