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Address: Noord, Aruba
Description: 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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Nice place to visit, but only for a few hours

I wanted to check out every bit of Aruba while I was there, so we went to the California lighthouse, and the golf/country club. We walked briefly around the lighthouse (no formal... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
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Reston, Virginia
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Paxinos, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

these are nice dune to visit. you can drive up to the end and the loneliness of this area makes it get for a quiet wave crashing couple hours. I would not swim here or get in the water since the waves and currents are very bad. just relax on the sand or rocks and rest. Take water and food... More 

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Reston, Virginia
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24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I wanted to check out every bit of Aruba while I was there, so we went to the California lighthouse, and the golf/country club. We walked briefly around the lighthouse (no formal tour) and had lunch at the country club. Very interesting environment when compared to the rest of the island. It was a fun few hours, took some beautiful... More 

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Palmer, Alaska
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49 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We had no problems in our rental car and enjoyed getting out and checking our these dunes. Just don't drive on them, the locals won't appreciate it.

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wash dc
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167 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

As you approach the California lighthouse pull off the road and hike this remarkable landscape. In succession you will pass through scruffy desert terrain, shockingly white sand dunes, rough coral beds, and coastal rocks with chaotic surf. The dunes are decorated with the designs left by lizard tracks and wind. This area is much better for hiking than the national... More 

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Montreal
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We got stuck on the trails with a small jeep...in 14 inches of sand....thank you to the 4 guys on four wheels that lifted us out!

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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

There isn't technically anything to do on the dunes, other than to see the dunes, but for us, that was plenty. We were on our way to see the lighthouse, so we stopped and wandered around for about an hour. I'm a photographer, so we did a photo shoot there, and climbed some rocks and explored a bit. They're very... More 

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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138 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

California Sand Dunes Arashi Beach Aruba Saw these on 3 August 2013. They are adjacent of the California Lighthouse. You actually pass them before getting to the lighthouse. They are the northern tip of the island. Always a beautiful site to see. I live in the Carolinas in the USA and I think I like these also. Plenty of desert... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

This area is beautiful. Wonderful views of the California light house, views of the Rocky coast are amazing. You can drive around the area just not on the dunes. Well worth a couple hours to visit and take in the views. If you like to get away from the crowds and visit natural beauty this is a good place. I... More 

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Hyde Park, Vermont
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9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2011

beautiful views, no driving allowed. Something to not miss when you don't visit the lighthouse.

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