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Catalan Bay

Catalan Bay, Gibraltar
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Ranked #12 of 27 Attractions in Gibraltar
Type: Beaches, Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Type: Beaches, Bodies of Water, Outdoors

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English first
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
22 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

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
81 helpful votes 81 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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91 reviews 91 reviews
13 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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Dorchester, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This in October has hardly anyone on it, almost your own private beach. Not much litter, but some odd bottle tops . Lots of shells , you walk down a little 'village or hill ' or down a gentle slope. Sat in a bar overlooking the sea which crashes loud enough to be heard, quiet enough to be nice is... More 

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
15 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Catalan bay is quite Uniqe on Gibralter. It's one of the very few beaches they have, but still very picturesque, the open sea to the front, and the Rock of Gibralter going straight up behind you, I have never been anywhere else like it. The sand is a lovely golden colour, with quite a gentle drop off into deep water,... More 

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Torrevieja, Spain
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

From the Caleta Hotel about 100 steps down to the beach level. They are extremely steep. No disabled ramps. Access is available by car by driving along the coast road and down into the free car park.

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Wolverhampton, England, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
13 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We stopped at the Caleta hotel which is situated right on the edge of the bay. It is a beach that has some bars and a shop on it, the beach itself seems clean enough not many bathers whilst we were there being October, even though the weather was good. To the one side is a car park and behind... More 

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