Aruba Restaurant & Bar

Welcome to Aruba Restaurant & Bar, serving breakfast*, lunch and dinner all year round.

Located central on Bournemouth Beach, we're the South Coast's Premier Beach Club destination, boasting one of the biggest island bars in Bournemouth, and offering a fun family-oriented restaurant environment.

Step through the doors and you enter a light and airy beach bar and dining space with 360 panoramic views of Bournemouth Beach. Enjoy sitting out on our sun trap balcony, overlooking the pier and the 10 miles stretch of white sandy beach. Order a freshly grinded coffee, or one of our healthy smoothies, to watch the sun rise up from Hengistbury Head in the early morning. Then sit back and relax in the evening with one of our renowned cocktail sundowners, looking out to Old Harry Rocks, one of the most spectacular sunsets along the Dorset coastline.

Always Fresh, Always Local

We pride ourselves on our wide selection of freshly prepared cocktails. The restaurant is headed up by Head Chef Matt Cook, who immersed himself in the methods and techniques of Caribbean cookery to create an A La Carte Menu offering the finest grills, tacos and International cuisine. The menu incorporates popular dishes, from freshly made to order Thai curries and Seafood Paella, to a full range of hand stretched pizzas, NY style Macs, and hand pressed burgers, supplied from our local butchers.

We pride ourselves with our food being freshly made on site, locally sourced and affordable. We offer both laid-back dining and the VIP experience, making us the perfect spot for a romantic dinner, or a special night out. There’s a menu for every occasion - take a look at our menu selection, daily promotions and calendar of events, packed full of offers and exciting entertainment happening throughout the year.

Aruba Weekends

Not surprisingly, the good times roll at the weekend when we host DJ entertainment on Friday and Saturday evenings, creating a fun Beach Club party atmosphere for visitors and locals looking to enjoy cocktails by the beach, and dancing into the early hours of the morning – just recently we were named the ‘best place to party in Bournemouth’ by Cosmopolitan magazine.

A few of our regular DJ's include:


Spinning global beats and commercial grooves, including latin, afro beat, urban & slick house.


A dance floor pleaser, Simon is known for his skilful mixes of chart, dance, fusion & hip hop music.


NYC Disco legend, Jon Coomer is a crowd pleaser and will adapt to any format, from cool urban groove, to soulful vocal funky house music.


Luke has gained a big reputation around the world for his inspiring music sets, mixing club classics and deep rhythms with popular Ibiza anthems and the latest house music.


Find out more:

Address: Pier Approach, Bournemouth BH2 5AA

Telephone: 01202 554211


*In low season we serve breakfasts at weekends only, from Friday - Sunday 9-11am