Beaches in Belize

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If you are planning a trip to Belize it is good to know a little bit about the beaches. Belize City beaches are one of a kind if you know what area to go to. Most of the beaches in Belize aren't ideal for swimming or sunbathing because of the mangrove forest that grows on the shoreline. Do not let this discourage you from visiting the beautiful country of Belize. There are several areas that are perfect for swimming and sunbathing.

Placencia Peninsula

The Placencia Peninsula has some of the best beaches in all of Belize. You will find large sections of beach that have been cleared and offer nothing but sand and warm water. You will often find this area of Belize crowded with other beach goers. The Placencia Peninsula is a great area to sunbath, swim, snorkel or any other water sport you have in mind.

Cave Caulker

Cave Caulker is one of the more popular beaches in Belize because that is where a lot of hotels are located. The hotels clear the section in front of the resort to offer beach access to their guests. While the beaches aren't as large as the ones in Placencia Peninsula you will still find room to sunbath and swim. The waters are clear, warm and normally calm here.

The Cayes

The Cayes are probably one of the best places to find picturesque beaches. The Cayes are a group of 200 islands located in the Belize territory. The Cayes offers something for everyone! You will find snorkeling, swimming, sunbathing, fishing, diving, surfing, kayaking and any other water sport you can imagine at the Cayes.

Ambergris Caye

Ambergris Caye offers the clearest water in all of the Caribbean. The snorkeling and diving at Ambergris Caye is superb. If you want to see the underwater paradise while in Belize this is an area that should not be missed. You will find beautiful friendly fish to swim with and other amazing sea life.

Important Information

Prior to booking your trip to Belize City make sure you look into the beach access at your resort. Some resorts will list that they are a beach front property but that doesn't always mean they have beach access. Some beaches in Belize are owned by the Government or National Parks. Some beaches are not accessible due to the overgrown forest on the shoreline. The resort should be able to offer you pictures of the beach that the resort is located on.

May 05, 2010 new by kristi_p

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