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.

Located in the heart of Eagle Beach, in the same area as Oranjestad, this beach is on the North West coast of Aruba. You should think about stopping by even if you are not staying nearby. While Aruba has beaches that are more secluded than Eagle Beach, it has just the right amount of private-feel to appeal to couples and families alike.

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 on-site could come in handy, even if you plan to have lunch elsewhere. You may also have the option to try local specialties from one of the mobile vendors who operate at or near this spot.

One obvious convenience is this beach's picnic facilities, where you can park your belongings for the afternoon, or set up a quick lunch.

For your convenience, restrooms are available at Eagle Beach. It's also good to know that you will have access to chairs and umbrellas here, so visitors hoping for a break from the hot sun will not go leave unhappy. You'll find the waters off-shore to be of good snorkeling quality, so purchase or rent some equipment if you want 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.

Still, make sure you be sensitive to the fact that even if there exists a few conveniences present while at Eagle Beach, it can be found within an area commonly frequented by travelers. If you would rather stay free of busy-beaches and crowded shores, it is a smart motivator to plan your visit out against other visitors, for example arriving earlier in the day. If you do not, it's possible you may risk all those comforts being unavailable.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Eagle Beach is on Aruba's North West coast; it will be near other attractions like Glitz Casino, which is a quarter mile to the northeast.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't run out of ways to stay busy. The attractions closest 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

Those visiting Eagle Beach who are looking for a little additional excitement might think about heading to Palm Beach, which is not far away and is a particularly busy area of Aruba.

Hotels

The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on when you visit, and how full nearby hotel rooms are. You can generally expect to see a fair amount of other guests who are staying close by.

You'll find a reasonably varied selection of lodgings a car ride away. Some of the closest choices are 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
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

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 Caribbean Brasserie is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant has both Caribbean and Dutch dishes on the menu. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab since it's not far off the beach at all.

The following table lists dining options near this beach.

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

Eagle Beach isn't the only beach worth checking out in Aruba.

If the active mood at Eagle Beach is what you're looking for, you'll want to consider also visiting Boca Catalina, another destination with a good amount of excitement. It is located four miles to the north. If you're looking for something a little more private, you might find what you want at Manchebo Beach. You'll find it only a short distance away.

Another location you may want to try is Surfside Beach, located three and a half miles away.

Aruba has plenty to offer its visitors, and paying a visit to Eagle Beach is just one way you can spend your afternoon.

 

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