Beaches in Oranjestad

Photo credit: © Erkki Varpa

From central Oranjestad to the north is where you'll find some of the most popular beaches on the island.  Beginning with Druif Beach, you can walk up the coast for about 20 minutes and only encounter sand and shore.  Many of these beaches feature resorts at the edge of the sand, all the way through Eagle Beach which is a popular topless beach and the last that is easily walked to from the center of town. 

The Area's Beaches

You'll find several beaches to consider in and around the area. Snorkeling is available at some of the beaches, if some members of your party are so inclined. For a detailed guide to one particular beach click on the names of the ones you're interested in.

Surfside Beach

One beach with snorkeling is North Renaissance Beach. North Renaissance Beach is simply a point that is jutting out a bit further than the rest of the island, making it surrounded by water on three sides. During low tide, a sand bar will actually let you walk across the water to a very small sand island just north of Renaissance.

Another good option for snorkelers is Druif Beach. Access this beach by car, taxi, or bicycle which is easy to do by heading north from downtown Oranjestad. Plenty of parking is available.

Manchebo Beach: Located in front of several small hotels, Manchebo Beach is Aruba's largest beach and one of the island's only topless beaches. A wide stretch of white sand leads down to the choppy ocean and the area is peaceful and tranquil.

Look through the chart below to learn more.

Beaches In and Around Oranjestad
Name Location Coast
Andicuri 5.0 mi. East of Central Oranjestad North East
De Palm Island 4.3 mi. Southeast of Central Oranjestad South
Druif Beach 2.2 mi. West-Northwest of Central Oranjestad West
Eagle Beach Eagle Beach, 3.0 mi. Northwest of Central Oranjestad North West
Hadicurari Beach The vicinity of Palm Beach, 4.9 mi. North of Central Oranjestad North West
Manchebo Beach Manchebo, 2.7 mi. Northwest of Central Oranjestad West
North Renaissance Beach 1.0 mi. South-Southeast of Downtown Oranjestad East
Palm Beach Palm Beach, 3.9 mi. North-Northwest of Central Oranjestad North West
Renaissance Island 1.4 mi. South-Southeast of Downtown Oranjestad West
Surfside Beach 1.0 mi. Southeast of Downtown Oranjestad West

If you are seeking a wider variety of attractions beyond what's offered in this category, you can look beyond these choices. To see our detailed page about other attractions, go to this page.


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