We understood when going to Belize (with stops in Placencia, Ambergris Caye, and a jungle lodge near San Ignacio) that one does not go to Belize expecting beaches like Mexico or Hawaii, and the beach was mostly as expected, with heavy sea grass near shore on Ambergris Caye. We choose Placencia for the last stop on our vacation, because it was supposed to have among the nicest beach in Belize, we were expecting some see grass, but also less than on the Caye. I wish I could attach photos here, and may with a hotel review, but not only was the sea grass worse than the Caye, the garbage among the sea grass was really bad, and unappealing. I've been to many third-world beaches with lots of pollution, but this was worse. I may, regrettably, knock a "star" off my otherwise great hotel review for this, as when one goes to a beach hotel (and with "beach" in its name), even in belize, one does have some expectations. I'm not saying I would not return to Placencia, or even that hotel, but I would have no expectations of swimming in the ocean there.