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.

Situated in the heart of Eagle Beach, close to Oranjestad, this beach is on the North West coast of Aruba. You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying very close. If hustle and bustle isn't your style, you'll appreciate that beaches here are generally pretty quiet. This atmosphere is not for everyone, though. If you seek a fun and active spot, you're much more likely to visit Eagle Beach, which has a wider range of amenities nearby.

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.

The concession stand located here is another lunchtime alternative. If available, you could also order lunch from one of the local vendors who typically set up at this spot.

One obvious convenience is this beach's picnic facilities, so your food won't get sandy.

You will be able to use a public restroom at Eagle Beach. Additionally, you will have access to umbrellas and chairs, so visitors hoping for some respite from the sun will get their wish. The water in the area is clear enough for snorkeling, so bring your gear if you are looking to do 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.

Eagle Beach as well as its assortment of conveniences are found within an area popular for visitors. If you seek to avoid the crowds, it should be a smart cause to make plans and beat the crowds, like showing up earlier when it is a little cooler. If you do not, you may find the amenities becoming overwhelmed.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This pleasant stretch of sand known as Eagle Beach is on the North West coast of Aruba. It's located near Glitz Casino, which is only a short distance away, so tourists could take a cab or probably walk to this attraction, and it is one of a few favorite destinations in the area.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's even more to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

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

Those visiting Eagle Beach who are seeking other interesting places to see might want to think about going to Palm Beach, because it's close-by and is an especially active area of Aruba.

Hotels

The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how full the nearby hotels are. You can typically expect to see a fair amount of visitors from lodgings in the area.

There is a decent variety of hotels and resorts to pick from in the area around Eagle Beach. The most convenient of which have been listed below.

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
Costa Linda Beach Resort 0.5 mi. SSW Hotel
Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort 0.6 mi. SW Resort
Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa 0.7 mi. SW Resort
Casa Del Mar Resort 0.8 mi. SSW Resort
Divi Aruba All Inclusive 0.8 mi. S Resort
Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort 0.9 mi. S Resort
Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort 1.0 mi. S Resort
Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive 1.2 mi. S Resort

Food

A trip to the beach isn't complete until you try a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to dive into Aruba's specialty dishes, within just a few miles of this shoreline. One of the closest restaurants is Tulip Caribbean Brasserie. This restaurant offers both Caribbean and Dutch menu items. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk since it's not far off the beach at all.

A few nearby dining options are listed in the following table.

Restaurants near Eagle Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Tulip Caribbean Brasserie (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
Island Breeze Coffee -- American Very Casual 0.5 mi. SSW

Other Beaches

There are plenty of beautiful beach locations to choose from in Aruba, so perhaps you can explore more than one.

If the vibrant atmosphere of Eagle Beach is one of the features you love, consider checking out Boca Catalina, a spot with the same type of electricity. You'll find it four miles to the north. If it's solitude and tranquility you're seeking, Manchebo Beach is a location which doesn't host as many visitors. It is located not far off the beach at all.

You may also want to consider Surfside Beach, located three and a half miles away.

While Aruba has many alluring attractions, Eagle Beach is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.

 

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