Catalan Bay is known as “the quieter side of Gibraltar,” and you’ll spend half a day relaxing in its serenity during your beach transfer. This charming small bay and fishing village sits on the eastern side of the Rock and has the second largest sandy beach in Gibraltar. Grab your towel and lay out on this historical beach to soak up the sun or sit in the shade beneath a brightly colored umbrella. Unwind as you listen to the waves lap along the shore and watch the ships waiting to bunker. You can also take the kids for a stroll along the shore and beachcomb for seashells, and see what the tide brought. The panoramic seascape in front of you includes views of the coastlines of Southern Spain and Morocco and the Rock. Behind you and up a level from the beach are a line of beautiful pastel-colored buildings featuring a number of popular pubs, restaurants, holiday rentals and the church Our Lady of Sorrows. Some buildings, like the Caleta Hotel, are perched along the rock face overlooking Catalan Bay. The seaside restaurants specialize in seafood and offer delicious fish dinners and beverages at reasonable prices. You’ll notice locals pass the time here to evade the hustle and bustle of Gibraltar’s streets.
• Catalan Bay: Visit a quiet haven that rest in the shadows of the Rock of Gibraltar.
• Beach: Enjoy swimming, sunbathing or simply gazing at the ocean as the waves rush to shore.
• Snacks: Enjoy delicious tapas.
• THIS TOUR IS OPERATED BY A TOUR OPERATOR THAT HAS BEEN THIRD-PARTY VERIFIED TO AN INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED SUSTAINABILITY STANDARD.
What To Bring:
• SeaPass card and photo identification
• Sun protection
• Cash/credit cards
• Change of Clothes
• Towel from ship
• Reef socks/water shoes
What To Wear:
• Hat and sunglasses
• Walking shoes
• Swimsuit under cover-up or light clothing
• Tour bus doesn’t have adequate room for wheelchairs and strollers.
• Jellyfish may occur so guests should swim inside nets.
• Limited shading,
• Beaches are crowded during the summer.
• Pregnant women and guest with mobility issues should not select this tour.
• Guests must consider their physical fitness level and medical history when determining whether this tour is appropriate.
• Guests with cardiac conditions, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, other heart or respiratory conditions or any other medical condition must take particular caution when selecting a tour with snorkeling/swimming elements, since such water activities could be subject to adverse sea conditions such as high winds, waves and sea current.
• Guests who have concerns must consult with their personal physician before engaging in any activity that may be strenuous for them, particularly those involving snorkeling/swimming elements.
• Avoid alcohol before water activities.
• Guests must be of legal age in order to drink alcohol.