Eagle Beach

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Recently noted as one of the Top 10 Beaches in the World by Trip Advisor, Eagle Beach is a well-loved family beach where picnics and camping are commonplace. Water sports are popular on Eagle Beach and rental equipment and organized water activities are available to visitors. Visitors can glimpse an underwater paradise by taking advantage of snorkeling opportunities here -- the crystal blue waters make for world class conditions.

Positioned in the heart of Eagle Beach, in the same area as Oranjestad, this beach is on the North West coast of Aruba. You might want regardless of whether you're staying in the immediate vicinity. The beaches found throughout Aruba are usually fairly quiet, but Eagle Beach is decidedly different.

How to Access The Beach

There are a number of parking areas off J.E. Irausquin Blvd. and there are multiple public bus stops with direct access to the beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

Eagle Beach is a wide expanse of pristine white sand that stretches along Aruba's coast for miles, hugging gentle waters with small waves. The beach is easily accessible and lined with hotels directly across the street.

Many visitors find themselves ordering a drink or snack from the concessions here, even if they move off-site for lunch. Sometimes, visitors will be able to purchase food from one of the local vendors who are typically found at this location.

Picnic tables are on-site——great for full-fledged lunches or afternoon snacks.

You will be able to use a public restroom at Eagle Beach. You will also have access to chairs and umbrellas, so visitors looking for a shaded area to relax will not be disappointed. Fortunately, the water here is fit for snorkeling, so grab some gear if you've been hoping to get in some underwater exploration. Eagle Beach is popular among tourists and there's plenty to do on the beach, so get ready to mingle, or just stake out a spot of your own. The area is designed to cater to tourists, so hospitality and first class service are the standard here.

Remember to take into account that Eagle Beach's location is is a much-visited area, meaning you may find many people vying for the use of the same amenities.

What's Nearby


This spot is on Aruba's North West coast. It is near some interesting sites like Glitz Casino, which is only a short distance away. Visitors will have the option to take a taxi or to walk, and it is among the favorite local destinations.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't run out of things to do. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Eagle Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Glitz Casino Casino 0.2 mi. NE Aruba
The Links at Divi Aruba Golf Course Golf Course 1.0 mi. S Aruba
Excelsior Casino Casino 1.1 mi. S Aruba
Bushiri Karting Speedway Go-Cart Raceways and Rentals 1.1 mi. SE Aruba

Cities and Towns

Guests visiting Eagle Beach who are hoping to find some additional excitement will want to consider heading to Palm Beach, since it's not far away and is an especially active area of Aruba.


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how many people have booked nearby hotels. You can typically expect to encounter a fair number of other guests who are staying close by.

You'll find a decent amount of lodgings a car ride away. Some of the closest options have been displayed in the following list.

Accommodations near Eagle Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
La Cabana Beach Resort 0.2 mi. NE Hotel
Mvc Eagle Beach 0.4 mi. SSW Hotel
Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort 0.6 mi. SW Resort
Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa 0.7 mi. SW Resort
Divi Aruba Beach Resort 0.8 mi. S Resort
Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort 1.0 mi. S Resort
Divi Tamarijn Aruba 1.1 mi. S Resort
Divi Dutch Village 1.2 mi. S Resort


If the heat at the beach has you craving a cool cocktail and a bite to eat, you'll have plenty of places to dine, without having to go too far. Tulip Restaurant is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant has both Caribbean and Dutch cuisines. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab as it's just a little ways away.

The following table provides a list of restaurant options near this shoreline.

Restaurants near Eagle Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Tulip Restaurant (297) 587-0110 Caribbean, Dutch, International Informal 0.0 mi. SSE
Carambola Restaurant (297) 587-6695 Caribbean, International Fine Dining 0.1 mi. ENE
The Islander Grill (297) 587-9000 American, Caribbean, International Very Casual 0.2 mi. NE
Las Ramblas (297) 520-1100 ext. 6154 International, Spanish Very Casual 0.3 mi. NE
Passions on the Beach Restaurant (297) 527-112 Caribbean, Contemporary Informal 0.3 mi. NNE
Screaming Eagle (297) 587-8021 French, International Fine Dining 0.3 mi. SSW
Zuzuroh (297) 587-2725 Greek, Italian, Mediterranean Very Casual 0.3 mi. SSW
Mango's Restaurant (297) 527-1125 American, International Informal 0.3 mi. NE
Taco Bell Eagle Beach (297) 588-0225 Mexican Very Casual 0.4 mi. ESE
Pizza Hut Oranjestad (297) 582-1818 Italian Very Casual 0.5 mi. SE
Hollywood Smokehouse (297) 733-3650 American Very Casual 0.5 mi. SE
The Pirate's Nest Restaurant (297) 583-1100 ext. 114 American Very Casual 0.6 mi. SW

Other Beaches

Aruba has many nice beaches, so Eagle Beach is not your only option.

Another location you might enjoy is Boca Catalina, where there's usually lots of activity. You'll find it four miles to the north. If you're looking for a more secluded beach experience, you might find what you want at Manchebo Beach. You'll find it just a short distance away.

You might also want to visit Surfside Beach, located not too far away, so a quick ride in a taxi can take you where you want to go.

Eagle Beach could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.


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