is one of the best sites for swimming because of its calm surf and sandy bottom. Snorkelers like the Elkhorn coral and sunbathers just enjoy the sight of fishing pelicans on the soft white sand
A little south, we find Boca Catalina. It is great for snorkeling with its shallow water and a lot of fish.The sand is white with some shells and small stones.Be aware of horse manure from some horseback riding tours.
We continue going down south and come to Malmok Beach which also is popular a swimming and snorkeling spotWhite sand, shallow waters and plentiful fish.This beach has no facilities. A German freighter on the seabed not very far attracts many scuba divers.Windsurfers also like this beach because of the steady winds
The real windsurfer’s paradise is a little more southward at Hadicurari or Fishermen’s huts. The Hi-Winds World Challenge Windsurfing Competition is held every year in June. Every day you can watch the many colored boards dancing the waves while relaxing on the white sand. There are picnic tables and shade huts.
Palm Beach is next.Here we find the High Rise Hotels.This is a stretched white sand beach and is great for swimming, sunbathing, sailing, fishing, and snorkeling. The sand is sifted on a daily bases by resorts to ensure a beach as soft as talcum powder.Being in the in center of it all it can get crowded.There are two piers and many waters ports operators which makes it very noisier than the other beaches.
Next is Eagle Beach.The wide beach here stretches as far as the eye can see. The sugar-white sand and gentle surf are ideal for swimmingThere are a couple of bars, and many palapas and chairs maintained by the hotels.Shaded picnic areas are provided for the public, and the beach is popular with tourists and locals alike on weekends
Manchebo Beach also known as Punto Brabo is next the beach from shore to hotels is over 360 ft (110 m).The smaller resorts that occupy this location, next to Eagle Beach, offer beverages and food, and the discreet atmosphere makes Manchebo one of Aruba's only tops-optional beaches. The white-powder sand is spectacular, but the surf is steady and brisk. With no water sports in the area, serenity is guaranteed.
Druif Beach meets Manchebo Beach farther east along the coast.White sand but narrow beaches with rocks and pebbles and a more restless surf.
South of Oranjestad we find the intimate Surfside Beach. Calm water and excellent for swimming.
The beaches of Renaissance Island are restricted to guests of the Renaissance resort.
In the hamlet of Pos Chiquito between Oranjestad and Savaneta, Mangel Halto is a favorite picnic spot. Its white-powder sand and shallow water are additional enticements for Arubian families, especially on weekends.
Rodger's Beach, south of San Nicolas, is initially overwhelmed by the gigantic oil refinery looming on the western horizon. The gentle, protected waters are ideal for swimming. The narrow strip of soft, white-powder sand is popular with locals.Palapas and giant sea grape bushes provide shade. There's also a small bar and grill, an array of colorful fishing boats, and shower facilities
Baby Beach, near Aruba's easternmost tip, is a prime destination for families with young children. Like a great big bathtub, this shallow bowl of warm turquoise water is perfect for inexperienced swimmers, thanks to the protection of rock breakwaters. The water is never deeper than 1.5m (5 ft.), and the powdery sand is friendly to bare feet. Giant sea grape bushes and palapas offer protection from the sun. Facilities are restricted to a refreshment stand and washrooms. On weekends, the beach is very popular with Arubians, who party with music and barbecues.Bring your own towels and snorkeling gear.
Drive north a few minutes to Boca Grandi, a virtually deserted expanse of dramatic sand dunes and sea grasses. The salt air and terrain are reminiscent of Cape Cod, but the aqua, azure, and sapphire waters are unmistakably Caribbean. Only recommended for experienced and strong swimmers
Boca Prins, in Arikok National Park on the north coast.The rough-and-tumble waters here make swimming out of the question. You'll need a car, preferably an all-terrain vehicle, to get here on the rutted dirt roads.Great for a picnic
Dos Playa, a 15-minute walk west along the coast from Boca Prins, is an even more popular picnic spot. With crashing waves and a rugged coast, it too is picturesque but unsuitable for swimming.
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