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Address: Catalan Bay, Gibraltar
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The only village in Gibraltar

Away from the hustle and bustle of busy Gibraltar streets, Catalan Bay was a village cut off from the rest of the rock originally. There is a strong sense of community there and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Farnborough, England, United Kingdom
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Farnborough, England, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Away from the hustle and bustle of busy Gibraltar streets, Catalan Bay was a village cut off from the rest of the rock originally. There is a strong sense of community there and the locals sit and pass the time of day sitting by the wall. The fishing boats go out most days and can be found on the beach.... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited our of season so only ones on the beach. The area is quite run down and there really is not much to do there. There are a couple of bars but that's it. The beach is clean and sandy. Good for a quick visit but don't book there for a day

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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beach area is very popular with the locals and the retaurants are definitely catering for them. The beach itself is a bit run down and not really one that i would like to go on in my trunks. There are a few restaurants up a level from the beach, i ate at one and would not recommend it but... More 

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Thank elian l
Blackpool
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The bay is on the Southern side of the island. To get there you have go through the commercial district past the rubbish dumps and the warehouses. There was one large scruffy looking hotel a couple of expensive restaurants (there was not a priced menu in sight) and a few run down houses. The only building that looked smart and... More 

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Thank Gismo2004
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

The most beautiful part of the Rock! Quiet & peaceful no hustle or bustle it's really lovely I'm so glad we stayed in the Caleta Hotel and not in town

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Thank Lorraine S
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

We were the only ones on the beach for the couple of hours we were there. It is a vert clean, Sandy beach. At peak holiday times you can hire sun lounges and parasol but whilst we were there everything was closed. We caught the bus, numbers 4 and 8 take you right there and the beach is two minutes... More 

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

good choice of beers and a perfect cappuccino. The food was good and sensibly priced. Mobility scooter friendly too, will visit again

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Porth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

A sandy beach which would suit families with young children. Beachcombing can be fun here to see what the tide brings in.

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Thank Janet J
Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

As with everywhere on Gibraltar, Catalan Bay is within walking distance of the town. About 45 minutes should do it although there is a frequent bus service to get you there. Very similar to an Italian fishing village but without the fishing boats. The excellent beach is the 2nd biggest in Gibraltar but the best. However, it falls under the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

If you want to escape being trampled to death in the hustle of main street Gib when a cruise liner is in port, catch a number 4 or 8 bus from the station round to Catalan Bay.Nice beach, quite pubs and peaceful. Watch out for jellyfish if you are taking a dip

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