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 coast of the island of Curacao, You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. This beach is not just another pleasant piece of the coast, it is one of the more unique and quiet beaches in Curaçao. While Playa Kenepa might be a little harder to reach, it's the best place to take an undisturbed nap on the sand.

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.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

Playa Kenepa grants an angelic and serene escape, since the location that surrounds the beach is far from urbanized.

What's Nearby


This spot is on the North West coast of Curacao; the area hosts attractions such as Landhuis Kenepa Plantation, which is three quarters of a mile to the southeast.

If you want to mix some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you should plan a trip to Tula Museum, a lovely museum found fairly close-by, and might make a nice break from the midday sun.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

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

Playa Kenepa is close to Westpunt, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. Not far away you'll find Westpunt, a city which is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how packed the nearby hotels are. There aren't many large hotels nearby, but you may see visitors staying at the few small lodgings in the area.


Although this location isn't located in the culinary epicenter of the area, you can still find some interesting eateries, particularly if you're prepared to drive or bike a few miles. The closest places to grab a bite to eat is Landhuis Daniel, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

Nearby restaurant options are provided in the following table.

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

Needless to say, Playa Kenepa isn't the only beach worth visitng on Curacao.

Another location you might enjoy is Playa Piskado, found only a short distance away. On the other hand, Playa Jeremi offers a little more opportunity for excitement, and is closer to other popular destinations. You'll find it three quarters of a mile to the south.

Another option worth considering is Playa Santa Cruz, located not too far away, so a quick ride in a taxi is an easy option.

You may find that Playa Kenepa is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.


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