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California Lighthouse, Noord

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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. Put California Lighthouse and other Noord attractions into our Noord travel itinerary planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • This is a light house that reminded me of a lighthouse. Worth a visit at sunset if you nip in the bar in the restaurant opposite.  more »
  • The Lighthouse itself has an interesting history since it takes its name from a shipwreck. It's also a great location for its view of the coastline--you can see for miles! Good spot to take some photo...  more »
  • Wonderful views of the wonderful beaches of Aruba. A peaceful place but unfortunately for many tourists.
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  • Short drive from Divi Golf Resort. Wasn't able to go inside, it is still undergoing some type of restoration, but the view from the restaurant was ok. Glad we didn't pay for a tour. The drive up, and the company made the experience a wonderful one!
  • Awesome place to watch the sunset. Unfortunately it was under renovation in February when I visited. Still a remarkable landmark and must see place. Easy sorry drive from palm beach and Oranhestad. Did not visit the restaurant. There was a food truck on weekends
  • Short drive. Good view and a great place to see the sunset.
  • It's a great drive, and watch out for all the jeeps. I always go there.
  • As of April 2016. Still under renovation. Can NOT go into the lighthouse. There is nothing to really see here. Not a good view of the island at all. Also the food trucks is a better option than the US$40 a pasta plate restuarant that barely ever has customers. A cheesy not-worth-your-time lighthouse.