The barrier reef along the beach is spectacular and many would claim that it is a lot more enjoyable to view than the biggest one of its kind in Australia. The beach runs for about 16 miles and visitors will have no difficulty finding a secluded spot if they so wish.
The local area is broken up into three main locations; Placencia Village, Maya Beach, and Seine Bight. The local population is made up of about 500 people who are of Creole decent; visitors of course greatly increase the local population.
You should have no problem finding plenty to do at Placencia beach. The main attractions are snorkeling and diving. If you snorkel you will be able to see much of the wildlife on the reef including some exotic fish that are special to this area. There are hundreds of different species of fish here including; grunts, parrot fish, trumpet fish, butterfly fish, and needle fish. You should also get to spot some lobsters and turtles. It will be possible to visit many great snorkeling sites from the beach but visitors may want to consider a boat trip as well. The peninsula is home to an impressive cave network and many of these make ideal locations for a bit of snorkeling.
If visitors want to get closer to the marine life then they will have no problem signing up for a diving tour. Those visitors who have never previously been on a Scuba dive can sign up for a course here; there are a few places offering PADI Open Water Certification which is recognized around the world.
Sailing is another popular option and you will be able to either hire a boat or be taken out for a trip to some of the local delights. Those people who enjoy walking will find the beach offers plenty of opportunity; with 16 miles of coast line there should be enough to see and enjoy during an evening stroll.