Baby Beach, San Nicolas, Aruba – Cruise Travel
Experiencing Baby Beach in Aruba was amazing! I was a little scared of something dark and mysterious in the clearest of Caribbean waters. Back on the ship for pizza, music, comedy, etc.
Aruba is an island and a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the mid-south of the Caribbean Sea, about 29 kilometres north of the Venezuelan peninsula of Paraguaná and 80 kilometres northwest of Curaçao. It measures 32 kilometres long from its northwestern to its southeastern end and 10 kilometres across at its widest point.
San Nicolas is 19 kilometres southeast of Oranjestad, and is Aruba’s second largest city.
Baby Beach, officially known as Klein Lagoen, is a shallow, sheltered man-altered lagoon located near Mangle Cora in Seroe Colorado (formerly Roode Berg), on the south-east end of the island of Aruba. It is frequented by locals and tourists. It is named Baby Beach as the water is so calm it is safe for very small children. Because of the calm water, snorkeling at this beach is safe for children and others new to snorkeling.
The beach is popular mostly due to the lack of waves and the shallow water. The Valero oil refinery is within sight of Baby Beach. However, because of the direction of local currents, Baby Beach has clean, clear water.
The water level is generally waist high on the inside but towards the inlet, it deepens significantly. Marine life in the lagoon includes barracuda, squid, parrot fish, blowfish, angelfish, eels, and many other small fish. The range of most of these animals is limited to the inlet.
At the beach there is a small snack stand, and chairs and umbrellas for rent. Four-wheel-drive cars, for driving around the beach, are also available to rent.
Public nudity is illegal on Aruba. Topless sunbathing is tolerated on beaches in resort areas, though not on resort grounds.