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You won’t find a bad beaches anywhere along Aruba’s leeward side. All are the public, clean, and easy accessible. Many are outfitted with lounge chairs, tables, and shade umbrellas intended for use by guests of the nearby resorts. Others have no facilities, but offer more privacy.

Palm Beach  is lined with luxurious high-rise resorts that offer watersports equipment, chairs, and shade huts for guests. Mature palm trees provide additional shade, and the sand is groomed daily. The water is calm and excellent for swimming, but motorized water toys and crowds of people make this a busy, noisy area.

 

Eagle Beach  is directly south of Palm Beach, but a rocky outcrop separates the two and prevents foot travel between them. Low-rise hotels and time-share resorts occupy the area, but the beach is wider that at Palm, so it is less crowded, quieter and more laidback.

 

Monchebo Beach  is a continuation of Eagle, just to the south, and offers the widest unspoiled stretch of soft white sand on Aruba. Because of the beach curves outward into the sea, the surf can be stronger than an Eagle or Palm. No motorized watersports are allowed, so the beach is quite and uncrowded.

 

Arashi, Boca Catalina  and   Malmok Beaches, near the California Lighthouse, are all part of the Arashi Underwater Park. Calm water, gentle currents, shallow reefs, and superb visibility make them popular swimming and snorkeling sites. There are a few shade huts at Arashi but no other facilities. Snorkelers spot large elk horn coral, sponges, and schools of colorful fish six to 30 feet below the water’s surface. Steady winds at Malmok draw windsurfers.

 

Hadikurari Beach, directly south of Malmok, is also called Fisherman’s Huts, and is well-known for terrific windsurfing. The Hi-Winds Pro-Am Windsurfing Competition is held here each June, but colorful sails and accomplished surfers entertain spectators year-round. Shade huts and picnic tables are provided for public use. The water is clear and shallow enough to be good for swimming and snorkeling, but access is a bit hard on bare feet because of rocks near the water’s edge.

 

Baby Beach  sits in a lovely lagoon at the island’s southern tip, and, as its name implies, it is an ideal swimming beach for children. The water here is shallow and calm.



 
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