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California Lighthouse, Noord

3.6
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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  • Beautiful view, and you get a good workout in too, had to take at least 4 breaks in between. Very tight as well, wife didn’t go due to claustrophobia, but she loved the pictures. Highly recommend.  more »
  • We've been going to Aruba for years, however haven't climbed the lighthouse until this year. Very windy and a bit scary but super cool. The stairs are VERY narrow, your foot barely fits on some of...  more »
  • We stopped here at the backend of an ATV Tour. It’s a cool spot since it overlooks Palm Beach and if you want, you can climb to the top of the California Lighthouse to enjoy the view!  more »
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  • If you've got a car and some time to spare, it's definitely worth a drive up here. It's got the best views in the island, especially when you go into the lighthouse. I wouldn't say it's a must see though.
  • Pretty views. Nice stop on our tour. Only down side..they charge $1 to use the bathroom. I understand it is only a buck but I just dont think you should have to pay to use the restroom in a tourist spot.
  • Awesome lighthouse. Great for pictures. The blue sky really sets of the lighthouse. Cost to go up $5 drinks available at the stand in the parking lot.
  • The experience could have been replaced with a picture. If you climb to the top, you get a bird's eye view through a gridded fence. Though at the base there was a stand selling coconuts and smoothies - big win.
  • Beautiful view. There are shipwrecks that can be seen with the naked eye. If you want to go up the lighthouse, be ready to pay $5 per person. There is a restaurant close by, be ready to pay $1 to use their restaurant.

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