Aerial view of "Secret Beach" on Ambergris Caye
Up until a year or so ago, there was an area 6.5 miles north of San Pedro Town that was referred to as the Secret Beach. Getting there involved traveling on a not-so-great dirt road that, at times, depending on the weather, could be nearly unpassable. For those adventurous souls with sturdy carts and stamina, the drive could take well over an hour from town, but after a bumpy and sometimes harrowing journey, the rewards were great.
Located on the western lagoon side on the island, from the main road one turns into the Mata Grande area, travels through Grand Belizean Estates and ends up at a beach unlike any other on Ambergris. The shore is intermittently lined with lava rock and sandy landings, and the water is clear and calm. The westward view is dotted with small islands, other lagoon shores and in the far distance you can see Leonardo DiCaprio’s Blackadore Caye. The sandy floor, and shallow water makes for great swimming and languishing with water toys.
For many of us islanders, we would envy the stories told by those who ventured to this hidden oasis, and it wasn’t until the main road was paved in March 2015 that the Secret Beach was a secret no longer. Now, especially on the weekends, this area is a top destination for locals and visitors alike, and of course, half the fun is getting there!
Why not load up the golf cart with friends, family and maybe even a cooler stocked with your favorite beverages, and head north for a day of exploring and fun? There are also a great variety of bars and restaurants along the main road that make for fun stops along the way. Heck the entire day can easily be spent on this expedition!
Photograph by Secret Paradise Beach Bar
Click here to comment on this picture.