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. 

Beach Choices In The Area

You'll discover a large selection of beaches to consider visiting in and around the area. Snorkeling is available at some locations, for those who are so inclined. You can click on the name of the beach to read a detailed article concerning that particular stretch of sand.

Surfside Beach

If you are looking for a place to snorkel, a beach where that is an option is North Renaissance Beach. If you find yourself across on Renaissance Island, you can head to the far north for a secluded beach that is perfect for catching some sun and watching the planes take of and land at Queen Beatrix International Airport.

Another top pick for snorkeling fans is Druif Beach. Despite its location near Oranjestad's busy downtown, Druif is surprisingly relaxing and quiet. With no motorized boats being permitted, romantic walks along Druif's power white sandy beaches become increasingly pleasurable.

Manchebo Beach: The water off of Manchebo Beach is too rough for water sports, but that just means fewer crowds, less noise, and more relaxation.

Take a moment to look through the following table for a listing of beaches available in and around the area.

Beaches In and Around Oranjestad
Name Location Coast
Andicuri 5.6 mi. East of Central Oranjestad North East
De Palm Beach 5.2 mi. Southeast of Central Oranjestad South
Druif Beach 1.3 mi. West-Northwest of Central Oranjestad West
Eagle Beach Eagle Beach, 2.1 mi. Northwest of Central Oranjestad North West
Manchebo Beach Manchebo, 1.8 mi. Northwest of Central Oranjestad West
Mangel Halto Pos Chiquito, 6.3 mi. Southeast of Central Oranjestad South
North Renaissance Beach 1.0 mi. South-Southeast of Downtown Oranjestad East
Palm Beach Palm Beach, 3.3 mi. North 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

Keep in mind that Oranjestad includes additional attractions. Click here to check out our guide to other interesting attractions for Oranjestad.


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