Located just southeast of the aforementioned beaches, Turneffe Atoll is one of three islets of the Belize Barrier Reef (the other two are Glover’s Reef and Lighthouse Reef). Officially a Marine Reserve, this area is home to endangered marine species, and seeing Sting Rays, colorful corals and large fish is a daily occurrence. There is ample snorkeling and catch-and-release sport fishing to be had, as well.
Explore the mangroves around the island for a truly remarkable experience.
With its sugar-white beaches, vast coastline, and a community of sea life that will leave you enthralled, Silk Caye (a/k/a Queen Caye) is one of the best beaches in Belize. It is a diving and snorkeling paradise, holding ancient rings of corals that have been in existence before man walked the Earth.
See natural aquatic formations such as Staghorn, Hawksbill turtles, and the occasional Whale Shark. There are no accommodations here, so make it a point to visit this amazing beach on a day trip. Or better yet, rent a boat and learn how to sail for the ultimate beach adventure.
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Of the nearly 200 cayes in Belize, Sapodilla is known as among the most picturesque. A mere 40 miles east of Punta Gorda, it forms the southernmost group of cayes that make up the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef.
This is a protected marine reserve as well as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, being home to more than 14 mangrove and sand cayes. Your snorkeling and diving time will be punctuated with crystal-clear waters that give shelter to wildlife such as dolphins, sea turtles, Manta Rays, and whale sharks.
The list above are just a few of the best beaches in Belize, but with so much coastline it’s impossible to go to Belize and not stumble across an amazing beach for a day of pure rest and relaxation!