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Baby Beach, San Nicolas

4.3
#1 of 16 in Nature in Aruba
#Reef, #Beach, #Must See
Baby Beach provides a blissful setting suitable for kids, as well as inexperienced snorkelers and swimmers. Within a calm lagoon, the shallow waters and gentle waves allow you to wade out far from shore and still touch the bottom. A number of snack kiosks and rustic huts complete the authentic Aruban setting. This makes a good alternative to the busier beaches near popular hotels, and several outfits offer snorkeling gear and beach beds for rent. Plan to visit Baby Beach during your San Nicolas vacation using our convenient San Nicolas online vacation planner .
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  • My wife and I have visited Aruba 10 times and baby beach is a twice a week worth while trip water is cleaner and clearer than eagle or palm beach and it’s always fun swimming with sea turtles..  more »
  • It was a nice beach with good snorkeling. Try getting there early as we encountered a large tour group stop and the good snorkeling area suddenly became way too crowded (for us anyway). For just hangi...  more »
  • The beach is at the bottom of the island and requires either a car, tour bus or motorized vehicle but is oh so worth it. Crystal blue water that is knee high and eventually waist high for approximatel...  more »
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  • It's nice because the water is quite shallow for quite a ways. Make sure you get there nice and early to secure a nice spot at one of the free little straw huts. There is a company there that rents out beach chairs for $8 each in the mornings. They will not haggle, so keep that in mind. Bring your own meals/snacks/drinks if possible, as everything is tourist priced. It can get very windy in the winter months. Also keep in mind that busloads of tourists get dropped off so you'll be competing with them for spots.
  • Amazing beach. *Practically, you have to have a rental car to get here. Lovely shallow water for swimming. Popular beach, when I went the water was too churned up for snorkeling. Some free shade is available, or umbrellas and cabanas for rent. Lots of parking, but you may have to walk. Another beach is nearby, on the other side of the peninsula. Three food options, two on the beach and one between Baby Beach and the next one. There are some signs to find it but we still had to ask for directions. Worth the drive. Amazing!
  • Big parking lots ring this bustling beach with a beach bar. It gets less crowded the farther away from the restaurant you go, we pulled our car right up to the edge near Jads Dive Center and walked right into the water for some pretty good snorkeling. Be careful of the rip tide and waves breaking over the rocks, but that's where you'll see the most fish tucked under the rocky shelves. Pretty navigable if you're careful and keep your eye out for breaks in coral to pass through.
  • Took our baby here. Very fun to go in the water with him. It was very gentle so we didn't have to worry about waves banging up on us.
  • A fun place for kids and grownups. Shallow and steady water with a variety of fish and turtles to watch closely. You can rent cabanas for $40 per day and beach chairs for $10. Snorkeling gear for $10. Pelicans are also in the game hunting for fish.
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