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Address: Rosia, Gibraltar

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Impressive Victorian suoergun

Rosia Bay is a small sheltered cove, which hardly looks big enough to feature as Nelson's Anchorage, but which must have had its merits in the days of sail. The most notable... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Derby, United Kingdom

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rosia Bay is a small sheltered cove, which hardly looks big enough to feature as Nelson's Anchorage, but which must have had its merits in the days of sail. The most notable feature of the area is the impressive Victorian 100 ton supergun, mounted in an embrasure on the top of the cliff above the Bay, and which is well... More 

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Penryn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

One of the things we had arranged to do whilst we were in Gibraltar was to go Scuba diving - we chose Dive Charters who were absolutely brilliant and took us to Rosia Bay. The bay looks great buy is even better from under water - so much marine life.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Rosia Bay is a historic area, where it was said that Nelsons body was brought after his death at the Battle of Trafalgar. Also, it was here that he rested prior to being returned home to England. It is more than just history however, but also present day, with a bright welcoming area, lots of parking, great little shops and... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Rosia Bay is absolutely beautiful. Tranquil, serene and picturesque. A lovely beach setting although keep in mind its a pebbled/rock/stoney beach so wear your flippy-flops but gorgeous none the less.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

A place to go for stunning views. Worth visiting whilst you are in Gibraltar, good transport links also.

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Hauxton, cambridge , United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

I went in search of this bay as my Grandfather lived here from 1909 to 1926. Sadly the house he lived in no longer exists, but the pepper tree that was in his garden is still there. There are no facilities here, but the water is beautifully clear and the fish are very friendly. I snorkeled out in the bay... More 

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

I walked past this on my round the peninsula tour, there wasn't anyone there as it was early, but it is laid out so everyone can benefit. Picnic spaces, parking spaces, a pool right next to the sea, lovely views. when it's high season, I expect this wil be choc full of families having fun.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

I really liked taking time to walk around the Rosia Bay because you had both great views of the Strait of Gibraltar as well as the Rock itself.

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Sandy, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

This is the only Natural bay in Gibraltar hence this is where HMS Victory came after the battle of Trafalgar with Nelson's pickled body. Worth going here for this historical fact alone. Can be tied in with trip to 100 ton gun which is a short walk away. Number 9 bus from Market square.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

Rosie bay used to be pebbles now it's concreted over with a children's play area, changing rooms, cafe and pool. A long walk from the Main Street but the local buses are regular.

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