California White Sand Dunes

Named for the nearby off-shore ship wreck, California White Sand Dunes seem to appear as if from no where, rising out of the desert landscape of Aruba in such a way that has been making jaws drop for years. Vacationers who are up for a bit of a trek will enjoy exploring this natural attraction.

Large, rolling sand dunes along the coast of Aruba provide unparallelled desert-style scenery.


Located on the northwestern section of the island of Aruba, 1.3 miles northwest of Tierra Del Sol, California White Sand Dunes happily welcomes customers lodging on this part of the island or nearby. Regardless of whether or not you're staying nearby, you should feel free to stop by to check it out. If you're curious, Palm Beach is to the south.

Set along the far removed northern tip of Aruba, these dunes must be accessed using an All-Terrain Vehicle.

Nearby Restaurants

And, one of the most exciting possibilities while spending a few hours exploring the area could be eating fare at a restaurant within traveling distance of California White Sand Dunes. La Trattoria El Faro Blanco Restaurant, which has a menu full of Italian meals, is also the most convenient option for visitors of this hill. The restaurant is a short distance off, but far-off enough that you may decide to make advance plans for taking advantage of a viable means of transport to get there. The Restaurant at Tierra del Sol and Simply Fish are some of the additional nearby lunch and dinner possibilities. At Simply Fish you and your party will want to test out Aruban fare and enjoy the culture of Aruba.

Nearby Attractions

Other kinds of nearby attractions include California Lighthouse, which is a quarter mile away near Palm Beach. Also, you might think about heading over to 4D Theater, which is another attraction close by.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, the most nearby attractions are in the following table.

Attractions Near California White Sand Dunes
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
California Lighthouse Other Attraction 0.3 mi. (4.8 km) SSE 3.0 mi. North of Palm Beach
4D Theater Other Activities/Excursions 3.4 mi. (0.4 km) S Palm Beach
Caribbean Cinemas - Aruba Megaplex 8 Other Activities/Excursions 3.5 mi. (0.3 km) S Palm Beach
Signature Park -- 3.7 mi. (0.9 km) S The vicinity of Palm Beach
The Butterfly Farm Other Attraction 3.7 mi. (1.0 km) S The vicinity of Palm Beach
Bubali Bird Sanctuary -- 4.1 mi. (1.5 km) S The vicinity of Palm Beach
Noord Mountain Park -- -- -- Sabana Lider
Aruba Aloe Balm Museum Museum 5.4 mi. (2.8 km) S 1.8 mi. North-Northwest of Oranjestad

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Guests are not permitted to drive on the sand dunes, however they may be explored on foot.

Location: Aruba


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