• In the next 14 days average maximum daily temperatures will be 22° which is warm and pleasant for sunbathing. The average water temperature will be 19° which is cool for swimming, shorty wetsuit may help you extend your time in the water. There will be 4 days of light rain with an average of 4.5mm rain on those days. Average cloud cover will be 45%.

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Beaches of Gibraltar, Southern Europe

Gibraltar, a British Overseas Territory located at the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula, is well-known for its stunning beaches and warm Mediterranean climate. This small yet captivating destination offers a range of beautiful beach areas to explore, from sandy shores to charming islands. The climate in Gibraltar is characterized by mild winters and warm summers, with an average annual temperature of around 20°C (68°F), making it an ideal destination for beach lovers. Here are some of the top beaches and beach areas to visit in Gibraltar.

Sandy Bay, Gibraltar

Sandy Bay

One of Gibraltar's most popular beaches, Sandy Bay is located on the eastern side of the Rock. This crescent-shaped beach is known for its soft golden sand and clear blue waters, making it perfect for swimming and sunbathing. The beach is well-equipped with facilities such as sun loungers, parasols, and a variety of restaurants and bars nearby. The best time to visit Sandy Bay for a beach holiday is between May and October when temperatures are at their warmest and rainfall is minimal.

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Eastern Beach

Eastern Beach is another beautiful spot in Gibraltar that boasts an expansive stretch of sandy shoreline. It's the largest beach on the territory and lies close to the runway of Gibraltar International Airport – an interesting sight for visitors. Eastern Beach offers many amenities including sunbeds, umbrellas, showers, restrooms, and cafes along its promenade. Similar to Sandy Bay, the best time for a beach holiday here would be between May and October.

Catalan Bay

Catalan Bay is a quaint fishing village located on the eastern side of the Rock that has transformed into a popular tourist destination over time. Its vibrant, colorful houses and sheltered sandy beach make it a picturesque spot to relax and soak up the sun. The beach offers a range of facilities such as sun loungers, parasols, public restrooms, and nearby restaurants serving delicious local seafood. As with other beaches in Gibraltar, the best time to visit Catalan Bay for a beach holiday is between May and October.

Rosia Bay

Rosia Bay is a small, rocky beach located on the western side of Gibraltar. Though not as popular as Sandy Bay or Eastern Beach due to its pebbly surface, Rosia Bay offers crystal-clear waters ideal for snorkeling and diving enthusiasts who want to explore the rich marine life beneath the surface. The area also has historical significance as it's close to the 100-ton gun at Napier of Magdala Battery and the spot where Admiral Lord Nelson's body was brought ashore after the Battle of Trafalgar. To enjoy a beach holiday at Rosia Bay, plan your visit between May and October when temperatures are most favorable.

Whether you prefer sunbathing on golden sands or exploring unique underwater landscapes, Gibraltar's beautiful beaches offer something for everyone. With stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea and an inviting climate year-round, this southern European destination is perfect for your next beach getaway.

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