What is the best swimming beach near Belize City?

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#7
Tallahassee , FL
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The nearest "beach" to Belize City is a 20 minute cab ride. "Cucumber Beach is part of Old Belize. It's a manmade beach primarily for locals but if all you want is some sand between you toes and some salt water to take a dip in with a bar nearby, it will fit the bill.

http://www.oldbelize.com/

And there are a coupel of You Tube vids out there if you google them under "Cucumber Beach Belize".
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Originally posted by All About the Journey
Do we want to go to San Pedro or Caye Caulker and how do we get there? How far is it and how long of a water taxi ride is it? How would I schedule this? Can anyone help me. We are on the Dream January 4th.
Here's the water taxi schedules.
http://www.ccwatertaxi.com/

http://www.belizewatertaxi.com/

The water taxis leave from two places just a couple of blocks from the tender pier and just a few blocks further up past the swing bridge.

You might wish to make reservations but you can probably just buy tickets there.
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#11
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We are leaving heading out Sunday on Carnival Magic and want to take water taxi to Caye Caulker. I see schedule posted. Looking for feedback on the trip since ship doesn't offer excursion to here.
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I have stayed on Caye Caulker for a land vacation. It is a laid-back village, no paved roads, no autos. You can walk whereever you want or you can rent golf carts. There is a lot of seagrass in the water near the water taxi dock and pretty much everywhere else except at "The Spit", which is a fair walk from the taxi dock. Anyone can point you the way. Water is very calm there and shallow a long way out, very good for children. However, the water taxi ride is at least 45 minutes and can be very rough. No shade on the taxis I saw, tho' that might have changed. I would be a bit leery of trying to do this on my own, tho' I know some people do so.
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We were in Belize Apr 2011 and did a tour. this time, we would like to hang out and eat some lobster some where close to the port or go to a beach. Any suggestions
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#14
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There are no beaches near Belize City except for Cucumber beach, about 20 minute taxi ride away. Have never been there but have read this is a man-made beach used mostly by locals. No RCI excursions to beaches currently. Island Marketing offers a private excursion to Goff's Cay which is very small, but I have read several positive reviews.