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California Dunes

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Address: Noord, Aruba
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Large rolling sand dunes located along the isolated northwestern tip of...

Large rolling sand dunes located along the isolated northwestern tip of Aruba, which create spectacular scenery and a chance to explore by four-wheel drive.

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Beautiful, worth the drive

I spent a couple of hours exploring the lighthouse and the dunes. The dunes are restricted to non-motorized vehicles but you can drive on the marked roads in the area. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 December 2016
Gary C
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Montgomery, Texas
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275 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stumbled upon the dunes while visiting the lighthouse and had the best day driving ourselves down the sand paths. We meandered for hours, stopping at the beaches, hiking up the mountains, and taking it'll in. It's a great way to spend the day. Get a map and a car and go explore!

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Albany, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was incredibly fun to beat up our rental Jeep on these dunes. Situated below the California Lighthouse, the California dunes roll along the coast on the northern shore of the island. Really a must-see attraction when you visit the island.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

I spent a couple of hours exploring the lighthouse and the dunes. The dunes are restricted to non-motorized vehicles but you can drive on the marked roads in the area. The contrast between the rocky beaches and turbulent water on the east side vs the groomed sandy beaches and flat water in the hotel zone is spectacular.

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Thank Gary C
Elkton, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

I would recommend renting a vehicle to,explore the whole island, prefer a jeep since you can go close to all the beaches. This place is beautiful, private and a beautiful place to relax, and enjoy!

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Morris County, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

If you are traveling to Aruba, you must go and check this side of the island out! We took a UTV out her and it was a great experience! Please do yourself a favor and check this out if you are traveling to Aruba!

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Peabody, Massachusetts
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131 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

This is beautiful to drive to to enjoy the scenery!! You can get great photos from here. :) The waves crashing on the shoreline make for excellent pictures.

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Plano, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

We pulled over and started following trails until we finally, and I do mean finally, arrived at the shore. There are plenty of trails and some lead to the shore faster than others. As we meandered through the area we saw tons of lizard trails in the sand, an area that was clearly some sort of informal animal cemetery, little... More 

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Curacao
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

It is not often that we can walk in the dunes. We enjoyed it very much! Don't forget to take your water with you and leave only foot prints.

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Trinidad
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474 reviews
292 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

The California dunes are definite must visit. . Lots of long dusty road but fun.. walk with lots of water and sunscreen. Many rock formations when passing by on your way to the gold mine.. rocks on top of each other. Just wondered what this was about...looks interesting!! Still wondering what they mean. I even built a rock formation myself... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

Awesome fun with UTV tour - drifting through the dunes was awesome. Easy to get to by car as well. Must see if at Lighthouse.

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