Baby Beach

Photo credit: © Joe Sanders
 

Swimming and snorkeling in the shallow, calm waters are the major draws for this Aruban destination, as the water surrounding the coral only ever reaches five feet in depth. The beach remains very quiet except on days when there are cruise ship excursions here.

Located on the southern edge of Seroe Colarado, near Lagoville, You might want to drop by even if you are not staying very close. Couples and families who want to have more of the beach to themselves should venture a little farther from the city, and a little closer to Baby Beach.

How to Access The Beach
Accessible by taxi or car, Baby Beach is located on the southeastern tip of Aruba. There are parking opportunities along Baby Beach road.

Amenities and Ambiance

Powdery white sands surround warm water which is limited to depths of five feet by rock breakwaters. A few beach huts and grape trees dot the beach and provide shade from the sun.

There is also a concession stand available. You may also have the option to buy food from one of the mobile vendors who typically operate along this coastline.

Yes, there are public restrooms at Baby Beach. You will also have access to umbrellas and chairs, so visitors hoping for relief from the sultry island sun will get their wish. The water in the area is clear enough for snorkeling, so bring along some equipment if you're wanting to check out the underwater sites. Gentle waves and shallow waters make Baby Beach a popular destination for families with children. On weekends, you're likely to encounter a few locals hanging out on the beach, as well.

Hidden away, Baby Beach and its choice of conveniences will likely be a hit for visitors looking to get away from the crowded shores, as it happens to be found within a peaceful area. With this in mind, failing to acquire an open amenity while at the beach is something that you will not have to do when arriving at the beach, regardless of what the time is when you get there.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Positioned on Aruba's South coast; it's located near attractions like Seroe Colorado Lighthouse, which is three quarters of a mile away.

If you want to mix some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you may want to consider visiting San Nicolas Community Museum. This museum is located two and a half miles away, so it would be an easy side trip to take after some time in the sun.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't run out of things to do. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Baby Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Seroe Colorado Lighthouse Lighthouse 0.7 mi. ENE Aruba
San Nicolas Community Museum Museum 2.4 mi. NW Aruba
Aruba Golf Club Golf Course 2.5 mi. N Aruba
Aruba Model Train Museum Museum 2.7 mi. NW Aruba
Aruba International Raceway Park Auto Racetracks 3.5 mi. NNW Aruba
Balashi Gold Mill Ruins Historical Site 7.9 mi. NW Aruba
Donkey Sanctuary Aruba Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 9.5 mi. NW Aruba
Parkietenbos Paintball Field Paint Ball Excursion Operator 9.7 mi. NW Aruba
African Art Boutique Art Gallery 11.3 mi. NW Aruba
Aruba Ostrich Adventures Zoo 11.3 mi. NW Aruba
Bushiribana Historical Site 11.6 mi. NW Aruba
Trinidad Stadium Sporting Event Venue 11.9 mi. NW Aruba

Cities and Towns

The closest region of None to Baby Beach is Santu Patia. Keep in mind that Oranjestad isn't very urbanized, so for those wishing to get a taste of local life, this section of Aruba might make for a rather pleasant day trip.

Hotels

How many other people you encounter at Baby Beach will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. The area is not home to many major hotels, but it can appeal to visitors from some of the area's smaller options.

Though vacationers will find only a few places to stay in the surrounding areas, those options closest to the beach are shown in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Baby Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Club Arias 5.1 mi. WNW B & B
Cunucu Arubiano 9.6 mi. NW Lodge

Food

A trip to the beach isn't complete until you enjoy a meal at a local restaurant, where you'll be able to try foods you've never heard of before, without having to stray too far. One of the nearest restaurants is Rum Reef. It is located a quarter mile away.

The table below provides a list of dining options near this beach.

Restaurants near Baby Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Rum Reef (297) 584-2569 Bar and grill -- 0.3 mi. W
Astoria Bar & Restaurant (297) 584-5132 Chinese Informal -- --
Chesterfield Restaurant (297) 584-5109 -- -- -- --
Charlie's Restaurant and Bar (297) 584-5086 Caribbean, International Very Casual 2.2 mi. NW
Amazing (297) 584-3131 -- -- -- --
El Gallo Rojo (297) 584-8212 Café -- -- --
Mundo Nobo Restaurant (297) 584-9045 -- -- -- --
Pension Antilliana (297) 584-7139 -- -- -- --
The Pitstop Restaurant (297) 584-5334 Asian, Chinese -- -- --
Ling Nam Bar And Restaurant -- -- -- 3.4 mi. NW
Subway Cura Cabai (297) 584-4388 American Very Casual -- --
Old Man and the Sea (297) 584-3434 Caribbean, International Informal 4.8 mi. WNW

Other Beaches

Visitors searching for the perfect beach in Aruba will have lots of options besides Baby Beach.

You might also enjoy Rodgers Beach, located just a short distance away. If you're looking for a more active beach scene, you might find that Bachelor's Beach is just right. It's located a mile and a half to the north-northeast.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Saventa Beach, which is located four miles away.

Aruba offers endless ways to discover its natural beauty, and Baby Beach is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.

 

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