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California Lighthouse, Noord

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#1 of 13 in Historic Sites in Aruba
Stop by California Lighthouse for a slice of local history and arguably the finest views in this island nation. Named after an ill-fated ship that wrecked here in 1891, the stone lighthouse looks over the coastline and treats visitors to unobstructed views of sandy beaches and nearby golf courses. The surrounding area offers opportunities for dune surfing, while a nearby restaurant ensures no one goes hungry or thirsty. If you time your visit with early evening, you'll see a giant orange sun gently dropping into the sea. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to California Lighthouse by using our Noord trip planner .
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  • We had rented a car for a day and travelled around the island which does not take so many hours. Are you still out there and go, it's nice to go up to the lighthouse. Nice but not something extraordinary.
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  • Must see while you are here! This has been redone within the last few years it's a neat place to see. Take the time to go to the top to view the island, Stop at the restaurant for a meal or a cold dri...  more »
  • It is a nice view. Stop by for a few minutes to snap some photos and get an appreciation for Aruba before development. It really is a desert island! Arashi Beach is nearby and worth a visit, particula...  more »
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  • This ole lighthouse in my opinion is one of the most majestic in the world! Sunrise or sunsets are beautiful there too! One of the best things about Aruba is you can rent four wheelers or dirt bikes or motorcycles and ride them from one end of the island to the other! I would highly recommend coming to Aruba and seeing for yourself! It’s a great place to vacation!
  • We visited during our UTV excursion with Carnival Sunshine Cruise in February. Very beautiful. It was really packed when we visited. But it was beautiful
  • Pretty cool lighthouse. Not what you expect on an island. Definitely check it out.
  • Good landmark with a sweeping views of land and ocean. Nice restaurant nearby. If you like fresh coconut water then there is a cart which serves it at a reasonable price. You will need to shell out $10 per person to go to the top of the lighthouse.
  • Beautiful views. Lighthouse is open to the public. There are also venders outside selling their wares.
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