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California Lighthouse, Noord

(3.1/5 based on 3,200+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Nice view from the area. You had possibility to go up in the lighthouse but we thought that 8 USD for each person, regardless if you were kid or not was too much. There is a possibility to buy some re...  more »
  • We always rent a scooter when in Aruba. And we always make the trek to the California Lighthouse for the view and a fresh coconut drink. From here you can access the rough paths to travel the East sid...  more »
  • I loved being able to see the quiet, tranquil ocean with all of the buildings and on the opposite coast the serene deserted land against the raging waters of the ocean. Hard to believe they are in the...  more »
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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.