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 an abundance of beaches to consider visiting in and around the area. Snorkeling is available at some of the beaches, if some of the people in your group are so inclined. You can click on the name of the beach to get additional information about that particular beach.

Surfside Beach

One beach with 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. The sunsets seen from the shores of Druif are some of the most spectacular to be seen on the island, and make the evening one of the best times to dip your toes into its soft, white sand. The water here is calm and clear here making swimming enjoyable and safe.

Manchebo Beach: With ample parking available, Manchebo is easily accessible by car. Public transport is also readily available.

The table below offers a few details concerning the beaches found in and around the area.

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

Luckily, you will find plenty of other attraction types available too. To get more information on other attractions for Oranjestad, navigate to this page.


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