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Catalan Bay

Catalan Bay, Gibraltar
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Ranked #12 of 29 Attractions in Gibraltar
Type: Bodies of Water, Beaches
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Wellington, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We always pay a visit to this bay, if it's only to wriggle our toes in the sand. We spend a short time here simply relaxing then go on our way. Worth the drive if you have your own car.

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Wethersfield, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Two very snug sandy beaches on the Eastern side provide plenty of sun; lots of sand; safe swimming areas. One very quiet for families or couples alike; the other with bars and cafes busy with a little italy by the sea.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We used our bus day ticket to go to Catalan Bay. And it was definitely worth it, if you like watching monkeys. They were everywhere, sitting on cars, walking the street, climbing up restaurant pergolas etc. Much better than Apes den. The beach looked nice as well.

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Catalan Bay is on the east side of the rock, and is easy access by nos 4 & 8 bus from the town on the west side. Walk down from the bus stop through the housing complex to a wide sandy beach with plenty of facilities - toilets, changing rooms, shops and basic restaurants

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Vancouver, Canada
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134 reviews 134 reviews
85 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We walked nearly the entire country and ended our journey here. It was nice respite. The beach is filled with families, teenagers and couples. You need to buy/bring an umbrella as there aren't any for rent. The beach is located in front of houses and businesses. You can buy food, drinks and ice cream here. There are also washroom facilities... More

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Good to visit however no shade and gets very hot. The sea is freezing. Very clean toilets and there are showers to use. Bus takes you there from market place.

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

What a beautiful beach. It's such a stunning place and it was never crowded while we were there. There are a couple of places to eat from along the beach front, toilets and changing rooms.

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lowestoft
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Went here to see the beach and the pretty painted buildings. The only downside was that we couldn't get anywhere to eat as every table was reserved. I think the whole of Gibraltar makes there way to this beach for Sunday lunch followed by time in the sun

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Llanelli, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

went to the village inn for dinner one night.Lovely bay and views out to sea.Ordered hake and chips,very nice and plentyful.staff were very helpful.very good price,even with wine.They even called a taxi for us to go back to ocean village.A very pleasant experience.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Everything you want for a lovely family day at the beach is here, apart from sunbeds... Beach and water is clean, showers, toilets, lovely lady in a little hut? selling drinks, ice creams etc and won't break the bank. Also ice cream gallery, shop, pub and restaurant. Steps from this beach up to the Caletta Hotel if you fancy a... More

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