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. 

Pick Your Ideal Beach

You will find several beaches to consider in and around the area. Snorkeling is an option at several locations, for visitors who are so inclined. Just click on specific beach names to get additional information concerning that particular location.

Surfside Beach

A beach that offers snorkeling 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 snorkelers 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.

The beaches in and around Oranjestad are summarized in the table below.

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

Of course, there are a nice selection of kinds attractions available. To read a more complete discussion of other attractions, read this page.


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