Beaches in Belize
Belize offers an infinite number of beaches for tourist enjoyment. The coastline has a length of over 386 km with a never-ending variety of gorgeous beaches for any possible taste. These beaches invite travelers to a wide variety of activities and make traveling to Belize a unforgettable experience.
Belize borders the Caribbean Sea to its East and has more than 200 islands (Cayes) that count to its territory. The mainland as well as the islands boast beautiful, warm beaches ideal for swimming, diving, snorkeling, sea kayaking, fishing, surfing and many other water sports.
The beaches on the islands are pleasing its visitors with excellent tourism infrastructure and a very laid-back atmosphere. The blue water that surrounds them is an attraction of its own and the world class diving attracts lovers of this sport from all over the world.
The beaches on the mainland are not less attractive with some being difficult to get to. Some areas along the coastline are protected by national parks and wildlife refuges, which have slowed development and deforestation in the area.
Some of the best beaches on the mainland are in Placencia but Dangriga and Hopkins are the other go-to towns if you want to enjoy mainland beaches. Even though Ambergris Caye is the biggest island and has some amazing beaches within easy access, Caye Caulker has nothing to envy; with a more easy-going ambience, less tourists and development Caye Caulker has beautiful beaches, like the areas of Koko King and Lazy Lizard Bar.