Pics: Aruba Beaches Clobbered

Last week’s storm and ensuing change in climate were devastating for our beaches. Unlike popular believe it wasn’t the storms themselves that caused the this but rather the change in wind and currents. Add to the equation the rise in water level and the perfect situation was created for this hit.

Affected beaches in Aruba are Baby Beach, Druif Beach and some of Palm Beach. The entrance towards Baby Beach went completely under water. The beach itself suffered from higher water levels leaving puddles of water on the beaches. Palm Beach also has water puddles on the sand making it muddy. Furthermore there are a lot of washed up seaweed.

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Palm Beach hit hard during storm

I think the hardest hit was Druif Beach. This beach is where Tamarijn, Divi All Inclusive, Casa del Mar and Aruba Beach Club are located. Near these hotels big parts of the beaches were washed away. Thanks to coral and other rocks underneath the sand there is still some beach left. It’s going to take nature way too long to fix this up so I’m guessing people will need to step up and offer nature a hand and on these beaches.

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Water and mud at Palm Beach

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Bad weather on its way

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Piers suffered

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Piers closed until further notice

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Water damage at some De Palm Pier

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Rain coming

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No swimmers at Palm Beach

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A lot of water on Palm Beach, near Occidental

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Boats were taken out of the water as precaution

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People still tried to enjoy the sun at Palm Beach

Update: New pictures added from

Druif Beach near Aruba Beach Club [image by VisitAruba]

Druif Beach hit near Aruba Beach [image by VisitAruba]

By Gabriel

Informing travelers about Aruba since 2007, and trying to provide value to Aruba visitors.

6 replies on “Pics: Aruba Beaches Clobbered”

I didn’t have a chance to go to Druif Beach personally but I’ve added some images taken by VisitAruba (thanks guys) at Druif Beach, by Aruba Beach Club. See for yourself, Druif Beach has been hit hard.

Just wanted to let know how much we appriciate your update columns about Aruba. We have been aruba travelers for 23 years. Own our condo in Palma Real and waiting for our new home to be completed at Oasis.
My wife Sonny wrote an article for your column about a year ago.
With your updates we feel that we are still in Aruba while in the US. You keep us updated on the new changes and events that take place.
Thank you again we appriciate all your columns.

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