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Address: Catalan Bay, Gibraltar

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Prefer East beach for people watching and restaurants, prefer Sandy Beach for swimming

Nice beach but generally used by locals that live above the beach, public, no services, bring your own grub and gear. Can be quiet relaxing beach to sit and contemplate your... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Pepperjackm
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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

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Fleet
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely big clean beach. Very surprised to find hardly any-one on it on a hot Sunday morning, it seems the locals don't arrive until mid day!.

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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice beach but generally used by locals that live above the beach, public, no services, bring your own grub and gear. Can be quiet relaxing beach to sit and contemplate your naval. Water was cold, public transportation requires clean and dry before entering bus or cab.

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Dartford Kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful place to visit lovely sandy beach and nice restaurants very relaxing the water is nice and warm to have a little paddle and there are lifeguards

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

nice cove with the beach which is the second biggest sandy beach in Gibraltar. Historically populated by Genoese fishermen who were part of a much larger settlement pattern along the eastern coast of The Rock during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. This influences are visible at present time. Catalan Bay is colorfull, picturesque, time floating two times slower over there. To be honest I... More 

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Dinan, France
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a lovely family beach, always busy especially at the weekend. There are lots of inexpensive places to eat and drink should you wish to get away from the sun. It can get a little stony near the water so jelly shoes help.

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Haifa, Israel
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51 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Literally being on a rock point, this natural protrusion may not be the best environment to have accumulation of sand to form beaches... on the protected Eastern side The Rock, lies Catalan Bay and the beautiful La Caleta residence area, the old fisherman corner of Gibraltar... simple and beautiful... with a nice small sandy beach...

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Thank Gloria L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

We stayed at Sandy Bay, (next bay up, and about 10 mins walk) and ended up here every night, there are 4 or 5 restaurant/bars here and they stay open late, which not a lot of places did in the main street area of town. The food was good at all the places we visited, but the best was the... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Quite different from the rest of Gibraltar. Nothing special but just another face to the Rock. Couple of nice restaurants.

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Thank YS-NYC
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

For the beach lovers a very secluded little known beach reach by the number 8 bus. Couple of restraunts and a pub which is not open on a Wednesday. Very popular with the locals and it can get very busy and hot. Life guards on patrol to comfort those with children.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

I took a first time visitor here last week. She was enchanted by it .the coloured hous,es,, the at present peaceful beach and the small restaurants at both ends of the village . the Caletta palace hotel is also in walking distance..so you have a choice ..of eateries.and places just to have a drink near by .also plenty of parking... More 

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