Trip Planner Caribbean  /  Aruba  /  Noord  /  Historic Sites  /  California Lighthouse

California Lighthouse, Noord

Categories: Lighthouses, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
3.1/5 based on 3,000+ 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.
Create a full itinerary - for free!
going to
read all reviews »
  • Great place to get an overlook of the island! One of the highest places on the island. There is a restaurant also here at this location. 
  • Our guide led us there, the place gives a nice view of the island and from the foodtruck await you to quench your thirst. People are friendly and Nice. For travel photos, it is worth the trip.
    show original
  • I am not sure why this is such an attraction. It's a pretty basic lighthouse but I guess it is due to the lack of many other attractions. And sure it is a nice place. But it is just a lighthouse. Go t...  read more »
  • 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
  • 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.
  • It's a lighthouse and not much else. Views aren't that great. Let's you brag that you went to the northern tip of the island.
Nearby Attractions
Visit for 8​h
Visit for 8​h
Visit for 3​h
Visit for 4​h
Visit for 3​h
Visit for 2​h 30​m
Visit for 3​h