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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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English first
London, UK
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Lovely beach area and a few little restaurants where you can happily sit and enjoy the views. Would recommend getting the bus there from the town centre, very stressfree!

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Runcorn
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82 reviews 82 reviews
26 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The bay is at the end of bus routes 4 & 8 it is also the start of the free shuttle bus service to Europe point. The bay was recommended to me by the locals and is used by them as it has a sandy beach. I used one of the restaurants for my tea having taken the advice to... More

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Richmond, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Fantastic beach and nice shallow water,bars and shops right next to it with very reasonable prices,a must for families.

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Near Windsor
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Had some hours to kill before our flight, so ended up on this beach. Plenty of parking when we arrived (there appear to be 2 car parks) and the sand was lovely. Changing rooms and shower in the changing rooms as well as on the beach.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Buses from the main bus station run every fifteen to the beach and the journey is only ten minutes. We visited on a Bank Holiday so most of the people were locals with families. The beach was crowded but everyone was very respectful and no loud music etc which you often get in Britain. There is very little shade and... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Close to where we were staying, so tried the Restaurants there on a couple of nights but wasn't that impressed. Beach area looked OK, but the rest looked like it need a bit of TLC

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Wellington, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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