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Classic Caribbean beach

this is like your classic Caribbean beach you'd see in many commercials, yards and yards of white... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
palmettostateman
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Greenville, North Carolina
via mobile
Not Unless You Enjoy Views of an Oil Refinery

We took a quick little drive over to this beach just to check it out on our way to Baby Beach... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
the-way-2-go
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Lakehurst, New Jersey
via mobile
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Located next to the more popular Baby Beach, this beach is also known for its calm waters.
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good48%
  • Average20%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“oil refinery” (16 reviews)
“baby beach” (45 reviews)
“great beach” (6 reviews)
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San Nicolas, Aruba
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

this is like your classic Caribbean beach you'd see in many commercials, yards and yards of white sand with the clear blue sea right there waiting for you. The beach is nice and relaxing with three or four permanent cabanas. It is fairly crowded on...More

Thank palmettostateman
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

We took a quick little drive over to this beach just to check it out on our way to Baby Beach. While the beach does look nice and the water does look good as well it's not someplace I would personally enjoy because it literally...More

Thank the-way-2-go
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Stopped here after Baby Beach. It's a decent beach, but the refinery ruins the view. Loved the old boats anchored here!

Thank 900barb
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Yes, the oil refinery is to your right. But, you don't have to position yourself to even have the refinery in your line of sight. We just popped by to look at the beach and were happily surprised to see how quiet it was: it...More

Thank Lisa D
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

This is a smaller average beach. And yes the views are not so nice. It's an option if you're in that area of the island. And I do think it's more for locals and they probably appreciate having somewhere to go without so many tourists...More

1  Thank Ana C
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

With Baby Beach so close, I would move over there in a heartbeat. But this beach was sheltered and more private as Baby Beach takes more of the traffic. But still worth a visit.

1  Thank William O
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Not for snorkeling. Only for laid back beach relaxing. More for locals and those that want to get away from the HiRise area. You "Have" to share the cabanas as the beach belongs to all...so if you get invaded by others-too bad. either stay up...More

1  Thank lbingamanPetoskey_MI
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Since we have a rental our mission is to see as many beaches as we can this visit. Haven't seen any turtles or dolphins yet. A few dead boa's, and wild donkeys. Beach is very private, locals

Thank 778ginal
Reviewed 20 January 2017

The water was not real clear. I did see some fish, but nothing worth taking pictures of. It was not crowded and easy to get shade. The water was calm.

Thank MilwaukeeSunseeker2
Reviewed 4 January 2017

If you want a more quiet experience than baby beach go here. Beautiful beach, the only "downside" is the view the refinery but who cares about that if you are sitting in Aruba on the beach :)

1  Thank CasHoefman
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