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Aruba Beaches Guide

The 6 Best Beaches In Aruba

Last Updated on July 17, 2024 ⋅ Written by Vanessa Howard ⋅ Edited by Laura Schulthies

Aruba Beaches
Best Beaches In Aruba

Welcome to Aruba

Located in the South of the Caribbean Sea, Aruba is the perfect escape for both couples and families. Aruba has award-winning restaurants, relaxing spas, luxury resorts and, of course, beautiful white-sand beaches with turquoise waters. The Caribbean waters are always clear, making it great for snorkeling and seeing tropical fish and other marine life.  Here are our choices for the best beaches in Aruba!

Located in the South of the Caribbean Sea, Aruba is the perfect escape for both couples and families. Aruba has award-winning restaurants, relaxing spas, luxury resorts and, of course, beautiful white-sand beaches with turquoise waters. The Caribbean waters are always clear, making it great for snorkeling and seeing tropical fish and other marine life.  Here are our choices for the best beaches in Aruba!

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The Best Aruba Beaches

Palm Beach

Noord

Palm Beach is one of the most iconic beaches in Aruba, with its white sand and turquoise waters. The oceanfront is lined with high-rise hotels, palm trees, and tropical beach huts. Visitors love Palm Beach for its liveliness and water sports. Beachgoers can enjoy windsurfing classes, snorkeling, paddle boarding, and tubing on the two mile long stretch of sand. After a few hours at the beach, visitors can enjoy a meal at one of the restaurants or relaxation time at one of the luxury spas. This beach is great for couples or families.

Beach Amenities: Paid Restrooms On Bugaloe Pier, De Palm Pier Offers Public Restrooms for $1, Public Parking at Signature Park, Public Palapas and Cabanas, Rentable Umbrellas and Beach Chairs.

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Eagle Beach

Noord

Eagle Beach is a bit south of the resort area and has been voted as one of the best beaches in the world. The white sand beach offers watersports such as snorkeling, wind sailing, and jet skiing.  The beach is also perfect for families as the waters are shallow and the waves are small. Many travelers are drawn to Eagle beach for its clear waters and shaded beach huts. If visitors come during the right time, they may even find some sea turtle nests.

Beach Amenities: Ample Public Parking, Public Palapas and Cabanas, Public Restrooms Available for $1, Rentable Beach Chairs and Umbrellas.

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Arashi Beach

Noord

Arashi Beach is North of Malmok beach and has some of the best snorkeling in the Caribbean. Under the gentle waves, visitors can admire colorful fish and other marine life. The beach is usually separated by snorkelers to the left and swimmers and bodyboarders to the right. An on-site beach shack is situated on the powdery soft sand and offers snacks and drinks to visitors. Arashi Beach is great for couples, families, and those wanting a relaxing beach day. Arashi Beach is very accessible with plenty of parking nearby, but make sure to get there early to grab a spot under one of the shaded beach huts.

Beach Amenities: Ample Public Parking, Public Restrooms and Public Showers at Beach Shack ($1 for non customers), Rentable Chairs and Umbrellas, Public Palapas and Cabanas.

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Baby Beach

San Nicolas

Baby Beach is perfect for the whole family. The crescent-shaped white sand beach has calm shallow waters, which is great for swimming and hanging out with the little ones. Snorkelers can enjoy the designated snorkeling area. Baby Beach has huts dispersed along the turquoise water, perfect for keeping cool. Visitors can enjoy snacks at the Baby Beach Snack Shack Bar or can sit down for a meal at the Rum Reef Grill.  Baby Beach is located at the Southern tip of Aruba near San Nicolas and makes for a perfectly quiet and relaxing day.

Beach Amenities: Paid Restrooms Available At Big Mama’s Restaurant, Public Parking, Rentable Chairs and Umbrellas, Public Cabanas and Palapas.

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Boca Catalina Beach in Aruba
Boca Catalina Beach in Aruba

Boca Catalina Cove

Noord

Boca Catalina Cove at Malmok Beach offers some of the most beautiful sunsets in Aruba. This relatively private beach has calm waters, which is great for swimming and snorkeling. Many tour boats will stop off at Boca Catalina to snorkel and spot the colorful fish. The pebbled sand beaches are often lined with sailboats but are for the most part less crowded than other Aruba beaches. Guests can find plenty of parking along the road and can enjoy a day relaxing by the sea, swimming near the calm shore, and soaking up the Aruba sunshine.

Beach Amenities: Small Public Parking Area, Public Palapas and Cabanas.

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Flamingo Beach

Oranjestad

One of the most unique beaches you’ll find in Aruba is Flamingo Beach. This is an adult only private beach, (children are permitted from 9 am – 10 am) on Renaissance Island, and is exclusively owned by the Renaissance Wind Creek Aruba Resort. On this dreamy beach, you can watch as a handful of pink flamingos wander the powdery white sands and turquoise waters of the Caribbean. To visit Flamingo Beach you’ll need to buy a day pass or stay at the Renaissance Wind Creek Aruba Resort. Day passes are $130 USD and include water taxi rides as well as a $25 USD food credit. 

Beach Amenities:  Entrance Fee/Day Pass, Public Restrooms, Public Beach Chairs, Umbrellas, Hammocks, and Towels, Rentable Watersport Equipment.

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