on June 14, 2009
We stopped at Baby Beach for a little under an hour. Baby Beach is on the Southwestern tip of Aruba. It is a great calm area that was very swallow to wade in. I liked the beach because it was warm and I could walk far out without getting too wet. (We were on a tour, so I didn’t want to get my suit wet. I hate being in a bus with wet clothes.) Some people in our group snorkeled in a certain part of the beach that had lots of fun fish, but I chose not to as I was being a wimp and didn’t want to get too wet. We did meet a person who told us that she had gotten pulled out into the sea one time at Baby Beach. So be careful if you snorkel, as it’s easy to go out those couple of feet too far. We went to baby Beach on a Tuesday, and it was not very busy, which we liked. I would probably not go back on the weekend. It’s located where more locals live, so I would feel like I was imposing. My husband was a little disappointed as he felt uncomfortable leaving our things laying on the beach. We didn’t have any problems, but met a couple who were in the water and watched a stray dog (there are several in the area) urinate on their bags. They were good sports, and laughed it off -- what can you do when you’re out in the water but watch it happen. The seagulls at Baby Beach were fun to watch, if not slightly creepy. They are very used to people, and it was interesting to watch them hover over people. There were several pile of rocks, which is common in Aruba, a supposed mark of fishermen trying to return to a lucky fishing spot. Baby Beach is a public beach, so there is not a fee to enter. There is, however, a fee to use the restrooms. So be ready to pay fifty cents to relieve yourself. There are also 2 snack shops at the Beach. We bought 2 beers at the Baby Beach snack bar, and it was $6 for 2 beers. The second snack bar was Big Mama’s Grill. Two beers were $7. We didn’t get any food at either place, however, as we got our beers at Big Mama’s, there was a person who was proclaiming that the meal they just ate was one of the best meals they ever ate. Baby Beach was a great stop in Aruba. I’d recommend that anyone who visits Aruba stop by Baby Beach, just be aware of where you are, and avoid going too far out. Enjoy!
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