Beaches on the West Side
Powder soft white sand, with some pebbles and stones, and superb swimming / snorkeling in peacefull water. No facilities, but beach huts offer shade. Accessible by car (there's plenty of parking), taxi, or a 10 minute walk from the last bus stop on Malmok.
A popular snorkeling spot, Malmok offers shallow water, tiny bays, some lined with white sand... and plenty of fish. This is the strech of beach in front of the ArubaHouse! Accessible by car or public bus, or for you... by standing up and walking a few feet!!!
Hadicurari (Fisherman's Huts)
White powder sand with some pebbles and stones, and very shallow water. Excellent for boardsailing, Hadikurari is the place of the annual Hi-Winds Pro Am Windsurfing Competion. Accessible by public bus, taxi or car.
Palm Beach (North of Noord)
Stretching from the Wyndham Aruba Beach Resort to the Aruba Marriott Resort, Palm Beach passes by most of the island's high-rise resort hotels. This wide, white sand beach is perfect for sunning, and the calm waters are wonderful for swimming and sailing. Bright tropical fish swim through the clear blue water, so snorkelers will find plenty to observe. If you get tired of sitting on the beach, wander up to the hotels - most of them have ocean-side gardens and their own watertsports centers that are open to the public. Accessible by public bus, taxi or car.
Eagle Beach (South of Noord)
"Travel and Leisure" magazine named this stretch of powdery soft white sand one of the "10 Best Beaches in the World." This public beach offers plenty of parking and shady picnic areas. Swimming is wonderful here, lots of motorized watersports (jet skis, etc) available, and hotels right across the street organize watersports & beach activities.Accessible by public bus, car or taxi.
Manchebo Beach (Punto Brabo)
A tops-optional broad stretch of white powder sand flanked by a steady, brisk surf. Manchebo beach is the largest of Aruba's beaches and is accessible by public bus, taxi or car.
White powder sand, excellent swimming conditions in calm water. Accessible by public bus, taxi or car.
A beach club is located next to this beach. Excellent swimming conditions in calm water. Accessible by public bus, taxi or car.
A 40-acre private tropical retreat with spectacular white sand beaches, secluded coves and protected swimming areas. There are hammocks under shady palm trees and an extensive array of watersports by Red Sail Sports, including snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, waverunners and floatbeds.
Beaches on the East Side
With a white sand beach, surrounded by a rocky coastline, Dos Playa has great waves. Dos Playa is accessible by car. This is where the local surf fanatics go for their extreme surfing experience. Dos Playa is not for the faint of heart. You must be a very good surfer to go here. Stick to the beach if you're not up to it. Although swimming is not forbidden, swimmers are dissuaded from going to Dos Playa.
Mangel Halto (Savaneta)
A favorite place for picnics (local and tourists) with white powder sand, and shallow water. Accessible by public bus, taxi or car.
Rodgers Beach (Sereo Colorado, near Baby Beach)
This soft, white sand beach is located close to Baby Beach on the island's eastern tip. Swimming is excellent here in reef-protected water, and the trade winds will keep beach bunnies cool. Coral formations are popular with snorkelers, and there is usually live entertainment at the water's edge. No facilities. Accessible by taxi or car.
Baby Beach (Sereo Colorado, East of San Nicholas)
This secluded beach gets its name from the calm, shallow turquoise waters that make it perfect for babies - and timid swimmers! This is the beach that the locals frequent on their days off. Snorkelers will also enjoy this area thanks to the coral formations that shield the lagoon. Bring your own towels and any gear that you will need since there are no facilities here, though a snack truck does offer refreshments, and there are some shaded areas for cooling off. A family favorite! Accessible by taxi or car.