List of islands of Belize

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A map of Belize.
Main article: Geography of Belize

The country of Belize has roughly 386 km of coastline, and has many coral reefs, cays, and islands in the Caribbean Sea. Most of these form the Belize Barrier Reef, the longest in the western hemisphere stemming approximately 322 km (200 mi). The reef and its islands have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996.

The following is a list of oceanic islands of Belize, arranged according to region but all of which are in the Caribbean Sea. Most of the islands variate in spelling between "cay" and "caye", and also use the Spanish "cayo". River islands have not been listed.

Table of Islands[edit]

Nr. 1) Island Capital Area
(km²)
Population
(Census 2012 official)
District
1000 Ambergris Group San Pedro 76.8 13400 Inner Islands
1001 Ambergris Caye, in the far northeast, is the largest island in the country. The Other Cays Are: San Pedro 64 13380 Inner Islands
1002 Blackadore Caye (Cayo Negro) North Point village 0.43 10 Inner Islands
1003 Cayo Bracilete Cayo Bracilete 2.2 0 Inner Islands
1004 Cayo Cangrejo Cayo Cangrejo 1.8 0 Inner Islands
1005 Cayo Deer North Deer cay 7.3 0 Inner Islands
1006 Cayo Espanto APrivateIsland resort 0.02 5 Inner Islands
1007 Cayo savannah Savannah resort 0.11 0 Inner Islands
1008 More Islands Cayo Mosquito, Cayo frances, cayo Iguana, cayo Rosario, cayo romero, cayo Tostado 0.94 0 Inner Islands
1100 Caye Caulker (also spelled Corker) Caye Caulker 4.5 1500 Inner Islands
1200 Caye Chapel Caye Chapel 1.2 40 Inner Islands
1300 Drowned Cays Spanish Loockout village 20.2 15 Inner Islands
1301 Goff's Caye Goff's Caye 0.13 1 Inner Islands
1302 Robinson Point Cays Robinson resort 1.25 0 Inner Islands
1303 Spanish Loockout Cays Spanish Loockout village 0.8 10 Inner Islands
1304 Water cay Water cay resort 2.6 4 Inner Islands
1305 More Shag cay, turtle cay, 15.43 0 Inner Islands
1400 Hen and Chicken Cays Hen cay 4.72 2 Inner Islands
1500 Hick's Cayes Saint George's Caye 19.5 45 Inner Islands
1501 Long Cay, not to be confused with the other island further southeast Long Cay 0.9 5 Inner Islands
1502 Saint George's Caye, the sight of an historic colonial battle Saint George's village 0.47 25 Inner Islands
1503 More Hick’s Cayes ? 18.3 15 Inner Islands
1600 Middle Long Cays Middle Long Cay 4.97 2 Inner Islands
1601 Middle Long Cay Middle Long Cay 3.51 2 Inner Islands
1602 More Middle Long Cays 1.46 0 Inner Islands
1700 Pelican cay Range Northeast Cay 3.48 10 Inner Islands
1701 Bugle cay Bugle cay 0.07 3 Inner Islands
1702 Harvest Cay Harvest Cay 0.55 0 Inner Islands
1703 Lagoon Cay 0.1 0 Inner Islands
1704 Lark cay Lark Cay 0.06 0 Inner Islands
1705 Laughing Bird Caye Laughing Bird Caye 0.01 0 Inner Islands
1706 Long coco Cay Long coco Cay 0.19 0 Inner Islands
1707 Northeast Cay Blue Horizon lodge 0.13 6 Inner Islands
1708 Pelican cay Pelican Cay 0.04 0 Inner Islands
1709 Placencia cay Placencia Cay 0.28 2 Inner Islands
1710 Rendezvous Caye (southern) Rendezvous Caye (southern) 0.1 0 Inner Islands
1711 More Islands Little water cay,Peter Douglas Caye, Saddle Caye, Secret cay, quamina, Cat, Crawl, Bakers, Wippari, cary, Gladden, Moho, Spit, Silk, Hatchet, Morisson, West Silk, Scipio, colson 1.95 0 Inner Islands
1800 Punta Gorda Cays Moho Cay resort 5.19 0 Inner Islands
1801 Moho cays Moho cay resort 5 10 Inner Islands
1802 snake Cays East snake 0.09 0 Inner Islands
1803 Wild Cane Cay Wild Cane Cay 0.1 0 Inner Islands
1900 Sapodilla Cay Group Sapodilla Cay 0.43 7 Inner Islands
1901 Hunting Cay Half Moon Beach 0.08 5 Inner Islands
1902 Ranguana Cay Ranguana Cay 0.08 0 Inner Islands
1903 Sapodilla Cay Sapodilla cay 0.07 2 Inner Islands
1904 Frank's Cay 0.03 0 Inner Islands
1905 More South cay, Lime cay, Nicholas Cay, North Spot, red Rock, Tom Owen's Cay, Seal Cays 0.17 0 Inner Islands
2000 Tobacco Cayes Tobacco village 7.6 56 Inner Islands
2001 Bird Island Bird Island 0.94 0 Inner Islands
2002 Carrie Bow Cay Carrie Bow Marine Field Station 0.01 6 Inner Islands
2003 Coco Plum cay Coco Plum cay resort 0.1 5 Inner Islands
2004 Cross Cay 0.5 0 Inner Islands
2005 Man-O-War Cay 0.49 0 Inner Islands
2006 Other Colombus Cay, Sandfly cay, Barbecue Cay, Dream Cay, Hutson cay, Garbutt’s Cay, WeeWee Cay, Bread and Butter Cays, Spruce Cay 1.25 0 Inner Islands
2007 Portofino cay Portofino cay resort 0.04 0 Inner Islands
2008 Ragged Cay Ragged cay 0.62 5 Inner Islands
2009 South Water Caye South water village 0.07 10 Inner Islands
2010 Southern Long Caye Southern Long Caye resort 3 5 Inner Islands
2011 Stewart Caye Stewart cay 0.5 0 Inner Islands
2012 Thatch Cay Thatch cay resort 0.05 5 Inner Islands
2013 Tobacco Caye Tobacco village 0.03 20 Inner Islands
3000 Glover's Reef Middle Cay village 0.4 40 Outer Islands
3001 Little cay Manta Resort 0.07 9 Outer Islands
3002 Long Cay Slick Rock resort 0.06 10 Outer Islands
3003 Middle Cay Middle Cay village 0.06 14 Outer Islands
3004 Southwest Cay Marisol resort 0.08 4 Outer Islands
3005 Amounme Point Cay Amounme Point Cay 0.07 0 Outer Islands
4000 Lighthouse Reef Half Moon Caye 7.31 30 Outer Islands
4001 Half Moon Caye Half Moon Caye 0.19 15 Outer Islands
4002 Long Caye Calypso beach 3 5 Outer Islands
4003 Northern Caye Northern cay resort 4 6 Outer Islands
4004 Sandbore Caye Sandbore Caye 0.04 4 Outer Islands
4005 More Saddle caye 0.08 0 Outer Islands
5000 Turneffe Atoll Harry Jones point village 116 300 Outer Islands
5001 Baby Roach Cay Baby Roach Cay 0.04 5 Outer Islands
5002 Blackbird Cay Harry Jones village 20 160 Outer Islands
5003 Calabash Cay Grand Bogue village 20 50 Outer Islands
5004 Caye Bokel Turneffe Island lodge 0.6 25 Outer Islands
5005 Crawl Caye 0.19 0 Outer Islands
5006 Crayfish Cay North Crayfish Cay 0.08 0 Outer Islands
5007 Cross Cay North point 0.3 5 Outer Islands
5008 Douglas Cay Barracuda Beach 65 35 Outer Islands
5009 Maugher Caye lighthouse point 0.04 0 Outer Islands
5010 Pelican cay (south) Gales Point village 5 10 Outer Islands
5011 More Deadman's Cay, Cockroach cay, Dog Flea Cay, Pelican (north), Grassy, Soldier, coco Tree, Western four, Baloon 13.29 0 Outer Islands
5012 Shag cay Shag Cay 6 2 Outer Islands
5013 Three Corner Caye Three Corner Caye 0.26 0 Outer Islands
  Belize Islands San Pedro 272.3 15457  

1) The Islands number relates to the 2012 island numbering program made by Belize gov. for Real estate purposes.

Ambergris group[edit]

The beach at San Pedro, on Ambergris Caye.

Central groups[edit]

This group of islands form an arch around the capital city's coastline.

Southern groups[edit]

Gradually heading in a line southward, the cays decrease in size before reaching the coast of Honduras. and finally, towards the coast of Punta Gorda are some more islands.

Turneffe Atoll[edit]

The Turneffe Atoll is situated in the central Barrier Reef system, between the Inner Channel and Lighthouse Reef, and is 30 miles (48 km) long and 10 miles (16 km) wide. It is made up of a number of large cayes, such as Blackbird Caye, which surround a central lagoon. Smaller surrounding islands include:

Lighthouse Reef[edit]

The Lighthouse Reef's most famous site is the Great Blue Hole, located at its centre.

The Lighthouse Reef system is a sunken atoll, and consists of four islands:

Glover's Reef[edit]

The Glover's Reef system is mostly submerged, with a few tiny islands. see list above.

Islands in rivers and lakes[edit]

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