Playa Kenepa

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This beach is certainly one that will take your breath away the moment you step foot on its shores. It is easily one of the most well-known beaches on the island, frequented by both locals and tourist, and for one main reason: it's stunningly beautiful. Bring your camera because Playa Kenepa is begging to be photographed.

Located on the northwestern side of the island of Curacao, You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. Playa Kenepa stands out because it's the ideal location for escaping over-crowded hangouts in the town proper. Many of the other beaches in Curaçao may have the same warm sand and calming breezes as Playa Kenepa, but are usually busier since they're found in the most popular parts of town.

How to Access The Beach

On the scenic road that runs along the west coast, you'll run right into the parking area for this beach which is located in between Logan and Sabana Westpunt.

Amenities and Ambiance

Despite its popularity, it rarely feels overcrowded because it's such a long beach. Divers love it since it offers them a chance to test their skills from the surrounding high rocks. Families love it because the kids can play in the water without having to worry about there being too many dangerous rocks. Sunbathers, beach walkers, and photographers feel the same sort of affection for the place.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

If you find that you favor sunny days that provide a quiet experience, then maybe head on over to Playa Kenepa; it is back within a less urbanized section of Curacao.

What's Nearby


Playa Kenepa is beautiful natural attraction, which you'll find on the North West coast of Curacao. It is near Landhuis Kenepa Plantation, which is found three quarters of a mile away, and it is one of a number of local attractions.

If you're interested in mixing culture with your visit to the beach, you should plan a trip to Tula Museum. This museum is located just a walk or cab ride away, and might make a nice break from the midday sun.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there will be more options available in Curaçao. The following table includes the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Playa Kenepa
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Landhuis Kenepa Plantation Historical Site 0.7 SE Curacao
Tula Museum Museum 0.7 SE Curacao
Savonet Museum Museum 3.0 E Curacao
Landhuis Ascension Museum 8.1 SE Curacao
Holland Casino Casino 17.9 SE Curacao

Cities and Towns

Not far away you'll find Westpunt, a town which is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places.


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how full the nearby hotels are. The area does not have very many large hotels, but you may meet guests from smaller lodgings in the area.


While this coastal destination is not exactly the area's culinary epicenter, you can still find some interesting eateries, especially if you are willing to drive or bike a few miles. One of the closest places to eat is Landhuis Daniel, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

The following table lists dining options near this beach.

Restaurants near Playa Kenepa
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Landhuis Daniel (599-9) 864-8400 Creole, Dutch, French, Mediterranean Informal -- --
Watamula Restaurant (599-9) 839-3600 -- -- -- --
Kalki Beach Bar And Grill (599-9) 839-3600 American Very Casual 1.7 mi. N
Jaanchi's Restaurant (599-9) 864-0126 Caribbean -- -- --

Other Beaches

Vacationers searching for the perfect beach will have plenty of other choices on Curacao besides Playa Kenepa.

Another location you might enjoy is Playa Piskado, found only a short distance away. On the other hand, Playa Jeremi could provide a little more opportunity for excitement, and isn't far from nearby attractions. You'll find it three quarters of a mile to the south.

Another location you may want to try is Playa Santa Cruz, located three miles to the south.

You may find that Playa Kenepa is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.


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