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.

Situated on the western outskirts of Seroe Colarado, in the same vicinity as Santu Patia, You should consider stopping by regardless of whether you are staying in the immediate vicinity. Though Rodgers Beach is not a particularly quiet beach, it's also not overwhelmed by crowds, as many of the other beaches in Aruba are. So while you may not have the whole beach to yourself, you'll rarely be disturbed by crowds of beachgoers, should you decide to take a romantic walk.

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.

Even if you plan to dine elsewhere, the snack bar on-site could come in handy.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. Luckily, umbrellas and chairs are available for guests hoping for a break from the hot sun. Fortunately, the water here is clear enough for snorkeling, so grab your gear if you want to check out what lies beneath the surface.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Visitors will find this beach on the West coast of Aruba; the area hosts attractions such as Seroe Colorado Lighthouse, which is a mile away.

If you're intrigued by Aruba's history, some of the nearby attractions offer a historical perspective of the country. For example, you might enjoy a visit to Balashi Gold Mill Ruins, which is seven and a half miles to the northwest.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never get bored. The closest attractions are found in the following table.

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 region of None to Rodgers Beach is Santu Patia. It should be noted that Santu Patia is not overly developed, and it makes for a nice, quiet day trip for visitors hoping to get a taste of the local scene.

Hotels

The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how many people have booked rooms nearby. This spot is not near many large hotels, but you may encounter visitors from smaller lodgings in the area.

While there aren't many 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

It's no problem if you start to get the munchies while hanging out at Rodgers Beach; you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. One of the nearest restaurants is Rum Reef. You can find it a quarter mile away.

The following table lists places to eat near this beach.

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

None has several beautiful beaches, so Rodgers Beach is just one of your options.

If the vibrant atmosphere of Rodgers Beach has you wanting more of the same, think about also visiting Baby Beach, a beach with a similar ambiance. You'll find it 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. If you'd rather try a more private, less popular location, Mangel Halto may be a good choice. You'll find it six and a half miles away.

Another location you may want to try is Saventa Beach, located three and a half miles away.

Aruba has a lot to offer its visitors, but Rodgers Beach is both a relaxing, sunny hangout and a stunning natural feature.

 

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