We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Catalan Bay, Gibraltar

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 166 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 70
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Picturesque

This was a stop on our small group tour from the cruise ship. Colorful. Water was calm the day we were there fairly early on a Sunday morning. Boats were colorful. Probably a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
KCsew
,
Winter Haven, Florida
Add Photo Write a Review

166 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
73 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

A nice beach, with cafes on the small promenade shame about the concrete jungle and waste land nearby

Was this review helpful? Yes
Horsham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Nice sandy beach with lifeguards. Safe for swimming. Good range of bars & eateries. Stefanios provide a wide range of superb ice cream. Bus routes 4 & 8 serve the bay on a regular basis. It's on the East, so the Sun gets hidden by the Rock relatively early in the evening. So best to do your beach bits in... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

A fantastic beach with truly amazing ocean views. There are bars and restaurants in close proximity of the beach. A picturesque little fishing village.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Powys
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This is a very friendly area and a lovely sandy beach. One side has been roped off with buoys for children and there's plenty of variety in terms of places to eat. There's also a little shop selling flip-flops, parasols, chairs and buckets & spades etc. There are two toilets/wash facilities with beach attendants at either end of the bay.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Visited the hotel in the bay for a cocktail on balcony. Cocktails £9.50 but worth it for the peaceful ambience of the hotel. Lovely bar and restaurant. Will return.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Winter Haven, Florida
Level Contributor
162 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This was a stop on our small group tour from the cruise ship. Colorful. Water was calm the day we were there fairly early on a Sunday morning. Boats were colorful. Probably a little too quiet, small to actually stay here.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Swindon
Level Contributor
22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Lovely beach with clean clear water and lifeguards to ensure your safety. Various cafes and restaurants provide a good range of basic food all set in a lovely old "Italian" fishing village which was originally inhabited by refugees from Genoa in the early 1800's. A true gem in Gibraltar and easily and cheaply reached by local bus at £5.24 for... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cumbria
Level Contributor
40 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Catalan Bay is on the quieter, eastern side of the Rock of Gibraltar. While Catalan Bay and most of the eastern side of Gibraltar has had some development since the late 1990s it retains much of its special character, charm history and environment. Throughout history Catalan Bay has been different from most of the rest of Gibraltar and this unique... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

total relaxation wonderful weather and just fantastic place to visit can`t wait to come back to Gibraltar

Was this review helpful? Yes
UK
Level Contributor
35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Very clean and pretty, with colourful buildings and a charming beach. Well worth a visit.Good safe swimming.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Catalan Bay also viewed

Gibraltar, Europe
Gibraltar, Europe
 

Been to Catalan Bay? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Catalan Bay

Address: Address: Catalan Bay, Gibraltar
Location: Europe  >  Gibraltar

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Catalan Bay staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?