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 Seroe Colarado, in the vicinity of Santu Patia, You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. 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 necessarily be busy with crowds of people. Instead, you will generally find quite a number of places to throw down your towel.

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.

There is also a concession stand available.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. Fortunately, chairs and umbrellas will be available for use to guests hoping for a shaded area to relax. The water in the area is of good snorkeling quality, so grab some equipment if you want to do some underwater exploration.

What's Nearby

Attractions

You'll find this beach on Aruba's West coast. It's located near Seroe Colorado Lighthouse, which is situated a mile to the east, and it is one of a number of favorite destinations in the area.

If you're interested in mixing some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you should plan a trip to San Nicolas Community Museum, a lovely museum found two miles to the northwest, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there will be more options available in Aruba. The following table includes the closest attractions.

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
Aruba Vacation Waterpark Amusement/Theme Park 9.8 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

Cities and Towns

The nearest region in None to Rodgers Beach is Santu Patia. Keep in mind that Santu Patia is certainly not a bustling region, but it will be a nice day out for those who want to see more of the area.

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but it's often visited by guests staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

Though you'll find very few hotels nearby, the nearest 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 plenty of places to dine, without having to go too far. One of the nearest restaurants is Rum Reef. You can find it a quarter mile away.

The table below provides a list of restaurants closest to 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

Vacationers searching for the perfect beach in Aruba will have lots of options besides Rodgers Beach.

If the active mood at Rodgers Beach is what you're looking for, think about also visiting Baby Beach, another location where you'll find fun and action. 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 it's solitude and tranquility you're seeking, Mangel Halto is a location secluded from lots of tourists and buildings. You'll find it six and a half miles away.

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

Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see in Aruba; then again, taking a swim at Rodgers Beach is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.

 

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