Rodgers Beach

Snorkeling along the coral reef is a popular past time at Rodger's Beach, but for a little more excitement, there is also live entertainment. Shower facilities and a quaint bar and grill can also be found nearby.

Located on the western outskirts of Seroe Colarado, near Santu Patia, You might want even if you aren't staying nearby. You'll find the area around the beach to be somewhat urbanized, but this does not, in fact, mean beach to be rather congested, the beach itself will be overcrowded. Instead, you will generally find yourself with plenty of room to stretch out.

How to Access The Beach
You can get here by car or taxi - there is a large parking lot available.

Amenities and Ambiance

South of San Nicolas, on Aruba's eastern tip, lies Rodger's Beach. This inviting beach is a soft white strip that leads into shallow aqua waters, which are protected by a colorful coral reef. Sea grape and palapas are scattered on the beach to provide shade, and bright fishing boats populate the waters off the coast. Smoke from a nearby oil refinery can be seen from the beach and while this may take a little getting used to, it certainly doesn't keep locals away from gorgeous Rodger's Beach.

Lots of visitors here find that the on-site snack bar is just fine for lunch.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun. Luckily, umbrellas and chairs are available for guests hoping for some respite from the sun. The water here is of good snorkeling quality, so bring along some equipment if you want to see the underwater world.

What's Nearby

Attractions

The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on the West coast of Aruba. It is near some interesting sites like Seroe Colorado Lighthouse, which is situated a mile to the east, and it is among the local attractions.

If you want to learn more about the history of Aruba, there are nearby attractions where you can learn about their culture and traditions. For instance, nearby is Balashi Gold Mill Ruins, which is seven and a half miles away.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, the following table shows the closest options.

Activities and Attractions Near Rodgers Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Seroe Colorado Lighthouse Lighthouse 1.0 mi. E Aruba
San Nicolas Community Museum Museum 1.9 mi. NW Aruba
Aruba Golf Club Golf Course 2.2 mi. N Aruba
Aruba Model Train Museum Museum 2.2 mi. NW Aruba
Aruba International Raceway Park Auto Racetracks 3.1 mi. NNW Aruba
Balashi Gold Mill Ruins Historical Site 7.4 mi. NW Aruba
Donkey Sanctuary Aruba Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 9.1 mi. NW Aruba
Parkietenbos Paintball Field Paint Ball Excursion Operator 9.3 mi. NW Aruba
African Art Boutique Art Gallery 10.8 mi. NW Aruba
Aruba Ostrich Adventures Zoo 10.8 mi. NW Aruba
Bushiribana Historical Site 11.2 mi. NW Aruba
Trinidad Stadium Sporting Event Venue 11.4 mi. NW Aruba

Cities and Towns

The nearest area in None to Rodgers Beach is Santu Patia. It should be noted that Santu Patia is certainly not a bustling region, but it makes for a nice, quiet day trip for guests wishing to get a better feel for the area.

Hotels

The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how full nearby hotel rooms are. There are not many large hotels nearby, but it can attract guests from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Though you'll find very few hotels within driving distance, the closest ones are shown in the table below.

Accommodations near Rodgers Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Club Arias 4.6 mi. WNW B & B
Cunucu Arubiano 9.1 mi. NW Lodge

Food

One of the best ways to round off a laid-back trek to the beach is to walk to a nearby restaurant, where you can try foods you've never heard of before, within just a few miles of this shoreline. One of the closest places to eat is Rum Reef. You'll find it a quarter mile away.

The following table provides a list of nearby dining options.

Restaurants near Rodgers Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Rum Reef (297) 584-2569 Bar and grill -- 0.3 mi. S
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 1.8 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 -- -- -- 2.9 mi. NW
Subway Cura Cabai (297) 584-4388 American Very Casual -- --
Old Man and the Sea (297) 584-3434 Caribbean, International Informal 4.3 mi. WNW

Other Beaches

Visitors searching for the perfect beach will have plenty of other choices in Aruba besides Rodgers Beach.

You might also enjoy Baby Beach, which is home to plenty of activity. It is located a half mile to the southeast. Families with children will appreciate the shallow waters at Baby Beach. You have to travel to get there, but it's the perfect spot for beginning swimmers and snorkelers. The beach is beautiful and the waters clear and calm, but there aren't many facilities, so be sure to pack everything you might need. However, if you're looking to enjoy a quieter scene, Mangel Halto is a location which doesn't host as many visitors. It is located six and a half miles away.

Vacationers may also want to visit Saventa Beach, located three and a half miles to the west-northwest.

Aruba has a lot to offer its visitors, but Rodgers Beach is both a beautiful natural attraction, and a fun hangout spot.

 

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