Aruba's most popular attraction is its beaches. The majority of these are located along the western shore of the island north of Oranjestad. They are characterized by clear water, fine sand, and often have either natural or man made shade nearby. All of Aruba's beaches are public. However, chairs and shade huts are often owned by the adjoining hotels.
Perhaps the island's most famous beach is Palm
Beach, (see separate article). It has been called one of the world's 10 best beaches and many of the major resorts border this beach. The beach has been extensively developed with bars and cafes. Sun loungers, umbrellas and water sports equipment are available from the concessions. Nearby are up-scale shops and venues operated by internationally-known brands.
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