What are the best Beaches on Ambergris Caye
Wonder where the best beaches in San Pedro can be found? Look no further. Our team has compiled the best beaches on Ambergris Caye for you to visit during your trip to Belize!
Ambergris Caye is known for its friendly people and warm climate. Anywhere you go in Belize, you will have a great time. But, let us give you a few recommendations anyways to ensure you have a great vacation in Belize!
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Best Beaches on Ambergris Caye - North
Secret Beach on Ambergris Caye
Six miles north of Ambergris Caye, you can locate one of the best beaches that is visited by thousands of locals and international travelers every year. The Not-So-Secret beach is a fun destination where there are several popular restaurants and beach bars. The best part is that you could enjoy some sun and nice cold drinks and eat while at a table in the water.
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Beach, Please Enjoy Your Stay
The selected beachfront areas are destinations that are either easy to reach or worth the effort to get to. Although the beaches on Ambergris Caye is not what we are known for, we have some worth visiting! The island is better known for the Belize Barrier Reef with world-class diving, snorkeling, and fishing! Explore all of Ambergris Caye and what San Pedro has to offer. We hope you enjoy the island!
The Sandbar (near Secret Beach)
Just a few minutes away from the marvellous secret beach there is the Sandbar is this amazing turquoise shallow water where you could set out your table right in the middle of the water and play some games. To get there you will need to go by boat ride as there is no open road to that area. Book a tour to Secret Beach with Drift Inn and you’ll get to see it!
Tranquility Bay Beach
If you are wanting some quiet time and a relaxing atmosphere, tranquility bay is the perfect beach for that also the reef is so close that you can easily swim or kayak to the reef to snorkel. This place is far north, so the likelihood of meeting other people on the beach is slim. It is the most peaceful beach on Ambergris Caye. You can take a golf cart, but expect to drive over an hour. Bring your own snacks and beers in a cooler! Arriving to this beach by boat is a nicer option, contact us about planning a boat trip to Northern Ambergris Caye.
Beaches in San Pedro Town
Boca del Rio Beachfront
First, the Boca del Rio beach is where many locals gather every weekend to enjoy the water. It is a really nice place to be with your family and friends. This beach on the weekends is packed with golf carts as locals bask in the sun and take part in sports at the basketball court and the small area for beach soccer. There are covered seating areas and a no open container rule at this beach (not sure how well they uphold that).
Next, the second-best spot would be around our central park. The beach is nice and next to the water taxi, you can watch local children play in the playground and get street food from vendors. The beach along central park is nice and sandy and generally well-kept. You can walk right in and wade out into the Caribbean Sea at your arrival to the island.
Another great aspect to the Central Park location is getting a picture with the sign. To see other locations for great photos in San Pedro click here!
Then, just a mile from the central park isone of the best resorts on the island, Ramon’s Village. Ramon’s is a private resort, but their white sandy beach is open to the public. You can grab lunch or drinks from their restaurant, Mambo, or bar as well. They are welcoming to outside guests.
Finally, for around town, the Palapa Bar (right in front of Drift Inn and over the water) features a wrap around dock with stairs to get into the water. Although this is not a “beach” persay, it is one of the best spots to get into the water in town. They can bring you food and drinks to wherever you’re sitting around the property. If you choose to eat while there – we’d suggest their jalapenos poppers and their fajitas!
Best Beaches on Ambergris Caye - South
Island Wonder Beach Club (Formerly South Beach)
If you are headed south, don’t miss out on Island Wonder. The restaurant is Garifuna, so you’ll get a cultural experience unlike most of what you’ll find around the rest of the island. Check out this blog post to find out more about Garifuna in Belize. In addition to the cultural aspect, the location has a great ambiance. We’ve never seen this location crowded, so this is a lovely beach on Ambergris Caye is kind of a hidden gem south of town. You can soak in the sun, or stay under the bars rooftop to avoid it!
Visiting Belize? Stay at Drift Inn San Pedro
While taking advantage of all the stunning sites and activities Belize has to offer, you need accommodations that provide comfort, convenience, and a community to enjoy it with. This is why Drift Inn is where you need to stay. Our affordable, comfortable rooms all come with handmade Belizean furniture and premium mattresses, private bathrooms, A/C, hot water, and WIFI. Spend your time chilling in our courtyard or wandering the small streets of San Pedro, Belize. The convenience of our location is unparalleled for our price. Stay 100 feet from the beach and walking distance to restaurants, grocery stores, fruit stands, and street food.
Drift Inn is an affordable hotel / hostel with a community of travelers who live to travel and enjoy finding themselves interacting with new people and trying new things. Stay with us as a solo traveler, digital nomad, a friend group looking for a Caribbean adventure, or for a fun getaway for couples. Drift Inn offers opportunities to meet other guests including tours for snorkeling trips, day trips to Secret Beach, the Iguana Sanctuary, dinners, and to see live music. Any tours and excursions can easily be organized by Drift Inn staff, this includes trips to the Blue Hole, golf cart rental, and more!