Catalan Bay, Gibraltar
Catalan Bay attracts both locals and tourists with its sandy beach (the second-largest in Gibraltar) and a number of fresh seafood restaurants. This rocky cove was first settled by Genoese anglers in the 18th century. Notice the round-shaped rock protruding into the sea: it reminded the early Genoese settlers of a woman's breast, so they named it "La Mamela." Their descendants still live in the quaint village with a small Catholic church at its center. Every September you can watch a procession leading a statue of the Virgin from the church to the shore during Gibraltar's main religious festival. Take a look at our Gibraltar sightseeing tool to schedule your visit to Catalan Bay and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
Catalan Bay Reviews
This is a nice beach to spend time with your family and friends if you have time. A beautiful beach. more »
Hi please can you tell me if campervan are allowed to stop overnight in this area and is there a fee to stay, friends are coming from Portugal and want to bring their campervan to stay for a few days.... more »
A really beautiful beach with a stunning back drop and very colourful buildings. Nice little bars and restaurants along the promenade. It’s an easy walk from the main town, 30 minutes max. Well worth a visit.
Kind of remote beach in a historic area. Beautiful small church along the beach boardwalk and several good restaurants.
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