1 | Surfside Beach
This is a popular spot for boaters, and with the airport nearby, you'll definitely see some planes coming in and out. Though it's not as quiet as some other beaches in Aruba, the interesting beach vibe and nearby nightclub always makes for good people-watching and a fun time.
This beach is located on the southern outskirts of Oranjestad, a little more than a mile (approximately two kilometers) to the south-southeast of the center of Oranjestad.
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2 | 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.
Found on the southern edge of Oranjestad, this beach is a quarter mile (a half kilometer) from Surfside Beach.
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3 | Renaissance Island
This long, thin strip of 40 acres off Aruba's eastern shore is a private island accessible to those staying at the Renaissance Resort & Casino. $75 will also get you access, and the price includes lunch and use of a beach mat.
This beach is located 0.3 miles (0.6 km) southeast of North Renaissance Beach.
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This interactive map depicts the approximate location of 3 beaches in Oranjestad.
Explore the map by clicking on each point to learn more about individual places, or to zoom in to have a better look at a particular part of the map. A second alternative is to interact with the map by using the following table. If you are interested in a specific place, just click on the colored map dot in the left column, or you can click on the Area/Vicinity in the third column.