Last week’s storm and ensuing change in climate were devastating for our beaches. Unlike popular believe it wasn’t the storms themselves that caused the this but rather the change in wind and currents. Add to the equation the rise in water level and the perfect situation was created for this hit.
Affected beaches in Aruba are Baby Beach, Druif Beach and some of Palm Beach. The entrance towards Baby Beach went completely under water. The beach itself suffered from higher water levels leaving puddles of water on the beaches. Palm Beach also has water puddles on the sand making it muddy. Furthermore there are a lot of washed up seaweed.
Palm Beach hit hard during storm
I think the hardest hit was Druif Beach. This beach is where Tamarijn, Divi All Inclusive, Casa del Mar and Aruba Beach Club are located. Near these hotels big parts of the beaches were washed away. Thanks to coral and other rocks underneath the sand there is still some beach left. It’s going to take nature way too long to fix this up so I’m guessing people will need to step up and offer nature a hand and on these beaches.
Water and mud at Palm Beach
Bad weather on its way
Piers closed until further notice
Water damage at some De Palm Pier
No swimmers at Palm Beach
A lot of water on Palm Beach, near Occidental
Boats were taken out of the water as precaution
People still tried to enjoy the sun at Palm Beach
Update: New pictures added from VisitAruba.com.