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Catalan Bay

Address: Catalan Bay, Gibraltar
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Ranked #23 of 43 things to do in Gibraltar
Type: Bodies of water, Beaches, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
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Type: Bodies of water, Beaches, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Liked the bay, crashing waves, sat having a coffee. Loved the Church of Our Lady of Sorrows. Would be great to return here in summer. Walked up to the Caleta Hotel for a drink on their terrace, very relaxing hour.

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Lovely beach, clear and clean water, safe environment for the kids, plenty of restaurants in the summer and all in all, a great place to spend time. Top tips are to get there early (Gibralterians will head out early to position towels, chairs etc to claim a good spot and then disappear till later), bring a picnic and a small... More 

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Somerset
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

If you are going here after being recommended it for a seafood lunch in January. Don't go unless you have a picnic. Everything is shut. The only thing open is the large hotel which is very busy with a chess tournament and you are rushed through to make room for contestants x

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Gibraltar
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

It's a must see. You can walk there from the town centre in about 30 - 40 minutes but you can take the bus marked "Both Worlds" or "Catalan Bay". You will not be disappointed by the view of the colourful houses above the bay and the bay itself. In the Winter a nice place to catch some winter sun.... More 

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Gibraltar
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

My favourite place in the world!! I love to come here on summer at 8am and read a book... super peaceful! Spectacular views and a very interesting Llanito landmark! Cool water activities introduced. Absolutely love it!!

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
44 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Loved that Gibraltar can actually have sandy beaches given its location in the straits. The Caleta Hotel is situated here (recommended for a stay) but you could go to their award winning Italian restaurant which I can vouch has a lovely ambiance! there are a few other restaurants nearby but all in all it is very quiet in the winter... More 

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Sant Feliu de Guíxols, Catalonia, Spain
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Great to be in a place which bears and name and pays homage to the Catalan people, whose noble seamen were the ones that made it possible for British infantry to come ashore and take Gibraltar from the clutches of the Borbon kingdom that was to cause Spain so much disrutpion and cruel governance for so many centuries. Catalans, Brits... More 

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

A lovely beach and great views from the bottom of the rock. Very quite as it was out of season. There are some nice beach cafes where we had snacks. The downside is that there is a top of some sort next to the beach. Worth a visit.

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London, England
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
15 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Paid a visit to Catalan when staying in central Gibraltar. The No. 4 bus takes you there in about 20 minutes. Off season when we went so it was quiet and peaceful. I would imagine that the lovely sandy beach gets pretty crowded in the height of the season. Sat and had a delicious coffee at Stefano's which has a... More 

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Newport, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Catalan bay is on the East side of Gibraltar and about a couple of miles or so from the main town. There is a clean sandy beach and there are cafes and restaurants along the small prom. The Caleta Hotel dominates the bay and no doubt would provide a comfortable and convenient, albeit maybe fairly expensive place to stay. The... More 

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