California LighthouseBuilt between 1914 and 1916 on an octagonal base, this stone, double-lens lighthouse is Aruba’s marquee landmark. Standing tall at 98 feet, it’s the highest structure on the island and offers the best views in its respective area. It gets its name from the SS California, a British steamship that sank in nearby waters in 1891 and now functions as a fantastic dive site. Adjacent to the lighthouse, visitors will find a beloved Italian restaurant and the California White Sand Dunes, a hot spot for dune surfing.
California Lighthouse on Aruba
Standing 30 meters (98 feet), this double-lens lighthouse offers the best vistas of the northern section of the island. The stone landmark was constructed from 1914 to 1916 and named for the ship California, which wrecked offshore in 1891. Adjacent is a popular spot for Italian, La Trattoria el Faro Blanco, and an area called California White Sand Dunes, a hotspot for dune surfing.