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Arashi Beach

Arashi Beach

Noord

The Basics

Arashi Beach features a few huts for shade, some picnic tables, and soft white sand as far as the eye can see. Arashi is a destination beach for scuba divers, as it is the final resting spot of the WWII German freighterAntilla. Other popular water sports include windsurfing, which makes for a good show from the shore even if you aren’t participating.

Island tours via bus, Segway, or ATV frequently make a quick stop at Arashi, along with other nearby highlights such as the California Lighthouse, Arikok National Park, and the Casibari rock formation. You can book beach-focused guided tours, which typically stop at the nearby Boca Catalina, Malmok Beach, Baby Beach, and the Natural Bridge. Most Aruba island snorkeling and scuba diving tours via boat make stops off Arashi to check out the SSAntilla shipwreck, along with the Natural Pool.

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Aruba Island Sightseeing Tour Plus Arashi Beach Visit
Aruba Island Sightseeing Tour Plus Arashi Beach Visit
star-4.5
$51.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Must do tour
URI our tour guide was top notch! He aimed to please, was very informative and made us feel like family.
Maria_F, Sep 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Aruba

star-5
James!! We love you
Madison_M, Jan 2022
Beach & Cave Island Tour
James was our tour guide for the day and he was amazing! He was able to give the guide in multiple languages and even turned around to get my glasses that fell out of the window (my fault). He was kind enough to show us local bars and hotspots after the tour. 100% recommend :)
star-5
Fun on the Island Toue
Sharon_J, Sep 2021
Beach & Cave Island Tour
I had a great time in the cave and at baby beach...the Johnson Crew had a great day! The food was good and fulfilling!
star-5
A MUST SEE TOUR!!
Wanda_F, Jul 2021
Aruba Island Sightseeing Tour Plus Arashi Beach Visit
Hi, Wendell did an awesome job, as our host. He has charisma, he is also multi lingual, and he was patient and knowledgeable. He was totally at our disposal. A Must see tour, for sure. Bring money to grab a bite at the Arashi Beach, if you have time! I'm going back to spend some time at Arashi Beach, while I am here! See you there! Thanks, Wendell. Enjoyed your company!
star-5
This was my favorite thing I did
Cameron_S, Mar 2021
Aruba Island Sightseeing Tour Plus Arashi Beach Visit
URI is the best guide you guys have. He was kind and took me everywhere. I would highly recommend this tour. I’m hoping to book it again upon my return!!!
star-5
Great Tour
Nicole_S, Jan 2021
Beach & Cave Island Tour
Wonderful Experience, Victor was great, very informative and funny. Lunch and Drinks are included in the tour.
star-5
Awesome
Alanna_C, Nov 2020
Beach & Cave Island Tour
It was a group of eight, we had a great time with our tour guide Victor. The rum punch got better at every stop.
star-5
Highly recommended
howie466, Jan 2020
Aruba Island Sightseeing Tour Plus Arashi Beach Visit
We had an amazing tour with Clifford. We were able to see many highlights of Aruba, and can’t wait to return.
star-4
Fun tour.
Amiee_W, Feb 2020
Beach & Cave Island Tour
Fun tour. Baby beach was wonderful but would be even better with snorkeling equipment. Lunch was very tasty and filling.
star-4
Everything was good but didn't go to Arashi Beach
Nahid_S, Jul 2019
Beach & Cave Island Tour
Tour guide James was awesome and very funny and friendly. We did all of those things they mentioned in the list, except for Arashi beach. I was actually looking forward to that.
star-4
See Aruba away from the resorts
Robert_D, Feb 2020
Beach & Cave Island Tour
Fun music on the bus. Great tour guide/driver. Rum punch was not so delicious but cold soda and water were available. Great local place for lunch stop. Very fun tour.
star-5
GREAT TOUR
ELEONOR_E, Jun 2019
Aruba Island Sightseeing Tour Plus Arashi Beach Visit
The tour was very good, the tour guide was very knowledge about Aruba, I was very pleased. Thanks y.
star-5
A most do
Salvador C, Nov 2019
Beach & Cave Island Tour
This tour was amazing, guides were friendly and knowledgeable of they're history, I do definitely recommend this activity!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The only amenity here is the Arashi Beach Shack, serving snacks and drinks, located right off the parking lot.

  • Bring your own snorkeling gear for safe, independent snorkeling right off the beach.

  • Gentle currents and a shallow approach make Arashi a safe option for families with small kids.

  • There are no restrooms on-site.

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How to Get There

Arashi is located in Noord, on the border of the Palm Beach residential area and just north of Malmok Beach. Most travelers stop here on the way to the California Lighthouse, and both destinations can be reached via L.G. Smith Boulevard. The beach has a large parking area, and the Arubus stops there as well.

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When to Get There

The crowd density on the beach depends on the season (January to March is most crowded), the snorkeling and diving conditions of the day, and the occupancy of the few small hotels nearby. Due to its western location, Arashi is a great place to watch the sunset.

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The SS*Antilla*

Sunk off the coast of Aruba in 1939, the German SSAntilla ship was intentionally scuttled by its crew when Germany invaded the Netherlands. It is now home to sponges, coral, hawksbill turtles, and lobsters. One of the Caribbean’s largest wrecks, theAntilla lies in about 60 feet (18 meters) of water and is even visible above the surface at times.

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