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.

Located a half mile south-southeast of downtown Oranjestad, North Renaissance Beach is on the East coast of Aruba. You should think about stopping by whether or not you are staying very close. With its home in much-visited location, North Renaissance Beach should definitely be considered by those seeking plenty of excellent opportunities for exploration.

Amenities and Ambiance

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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location. Luckily, umbrellas and chairs will be offered here for visitors looking for a relaxing spot in the shade. The water here is clear and good for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some equipment if you've been hoping to get in some underwater exploration.

North Renaissance Beach as well as its offerings for comforts are of course found well within an area commonly frequented by travelers. If busy-beaches are not something you want, it's a smart motivator to plan your visit out against other visitors, perhaps arriving for a breakfast picnic and cool swim. If you arrive later, it's possible you may run the risk of all the amenities becoming overcrowded.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on Aruba's East coast; the area is home to other attractions such as Casa di Cultura, which is a half mile to the northeast.

To some, museums and beaches may seem an odd combination, but a quite a few vacationers find that museums like Aruba Numismatic Museum (situated less than a mile to the north) offer rare insight into Caribbean life and help share a different side of Aruba.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near North Renaissance Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Casa di Cultura Dinner Show and Theater 0.4 mi. NE Aruba
Trinidad Stadium Sporting Event Venue 0.8 mi. NE Aruba
Seaport Casino Casino 0.9 mi. NNW Aruba
Aruba Numismatic Museum Museum 0.9 mi. N Aruba
Fort Zoutman Historical Site 0.9 mi. N Aruba
Museo Historico Arubano Museum 0.9 mi. N Aruba
Crystal Casino Casino 1.1 mi. NNW Aruba
National Archaeological Museum Aruba Museum 1.1 mi. NNW Aruba
Alhambra Casino Casino 1.5 mi. NNW Aruba
Parkietenbos Paintball Field Paint Ball Excursion Operator 2.3 mi. ESE Aruba
Aruba Aloe Balm Museum Museum 2.5 mi. N Aruba
Art Studio Insight Art Gallery 3.0 mi. NE Aruba

Cities and Towns

North Renaissance Beach is in the Oranjestad area, so exploring the city is a convenient option. North Renaissance Beach visitors hoping to find other opportunities for exploration will want to think about going to Oranjestad, because it's not far away and is a particularly bustling part of Aruba.


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. You can typically expect to encounter a fair number of vacationers who are staying in the area.

Although you won't find many hotels that are within a short car ride, the ones found nearest to the water are listed in the following table.

Accommodations near North Renaissance Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Surfside Beach Marina Hotel 0.4 mi. NNE Hotel
Talk Of The Town Hotel And Beach Club 0.4 mi. NE Hotel
Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino 0.8 mi. NNW Resort
Wonders Aruba 1.6 mi. N Hotel
Aruba Harmony Apartments 1.9 mi. N Hotel


Even after a restful afternoon at the beach, the day isn't truly complete until you walk to an area restaurant, where you can get a taste of the local fare, without going too far from the coast. One of the nearest restaurants is Nikky Beach Restaurant. The restaurant has a menu featuring American food. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk since it's just a short distance away.

The table below provides a list of dining options near this beach.

Restaurants near North Renaissance Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Nikky Beach Restaurant 582-0153 American -- 0.3 mi. NE
Barefoot Restaurant (297) 588-9824 Aruban, International Informal 0.3 mi. NE
Pinchos Grill & Bar (297) 583-2666 Eclectic, International Informal 0.4 mi. NNE
Moonlight Grill (297) 582-3380 -- -- 0.4 mi. NE
The West Deck (297) 587-2667 Caribbean Very Casual 0.7 mi. N
BLUE (297) 583-6000 International Informal 0.8 mi. NNW
Café de Plaza (297) 583-8826 Eclectic Informal 0.8 mi. NNW
CILO (297) 588-7996 International Informal 0.8 mi. NNW
Papagayo Bar & Grill (297) 583-6000 International Very Casual 0.8 mi. NNW
Solé (297) 583-6000 International Very Casual 0.8 mi. NNW
Café The Plaza (297) 583-8826 Dutch, International Informal 0.8 mi. NNW
Waterfront Crabhouse Restaurant (297) 583-5858 International Informal 0.8 mi. NNW

Other Beaches

Aruba has many beaches, and North Renaissance Beach is just one option.

You may also want to consider Surfside Beach, located a quarter mile to the northeast.

While the area offers plenty of picturesque views and exciting attractions, taking a swim at North Renaissance Beach is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.


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