Upper Rock attractions

As Gibraltar offers such a wide variety of attractions and venues to visit, it remains part of our goal to deliver these experiences to all visitors to Gibraltar. Whilst we are taking all possible steps to meet the requirements of all of our visitors, some of Gibraltar’s major attractions face particular difficulties in providing access for persons with mobility, visual or hearing impairments.

In the light that not all attractions are totally accessible, the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Climate Change may provide free access, for further information please email us at ur&beaches@gibraltar.gov.gi or telephone: +350 20071648 (0900 to 1630 hrs during winter hours / 0800 to 1430 hrs during summer hours).

Beaches

The Department of the Environment, Heritage and Climate Change, being the principal service provider for beaches in Gibraltar, holds the responsibility to provide access to our beaches and existing beach facilities. Where possible access ramps have been built from the road level to the actual beach. Suitably equipped Changing Places toilets are available at Eastern Beach, Camp Bay and the Gibraltar Bathing Pavilion. At Camp Bay, a series of access ramps leading from the main road on to the various levels of this lido beach, are available, allowing access all the way to the actual shoreline. There are parking spaces for Blue Badge holders at Eastern Beach, Western Beach, Catalan Bay, Camp Bay and Little Bay.

The Department of the Environment, Heritage and Climate Change also provides the Beaches Accessibility Service that operates during the Official Bathing Season (2nd Saturday in June to mid-September) at Eastern Beach, Catalan Bay, Camp Bay and Western Beach. Trained Beach Accessibility Attendants, with the aid of specialised equipment; amphibious chairs, mobile hoists and sand walking aids, will assist people with restricted mobility to access the beach and the sea. The mobile hoists provide easy transfer facilities from your personal wheelchair to our beach equipment. Each unit has a pergola providing a certain element of privacy to carry out transfers as well as affording a shaded area for users to enjoy. Further to this, the Accessible Service Unit at Eastern Beach provides users with three beach tents with storage space that are available on loan for a maximum of a week. This specific service may be pre-booked. The Beach Accessibility Attendants will assist users with their transfer to the beach equipment and into the sea whenever required. However, once in water, the Attendant will not remain in their company. The responsibility lies with the service users, carers or guardians throughout the entire process.

The Changing Places toilets are available daily during the Official Bathing Season during the following timings:

  • Eastern Beach 0930 to 2030hrs
  • Camp Bay 0930 to 2100hrs
  • Gibraltar Bathing Pavilion 1000 to 2000hrs

The Beach Accessibility Service is available during the Official Bathing Season during the following timings:

  • Catalan Bay 1100 to 1900hrs Monday to Friday, 1030 to 1930hrs Weekends and Bank Holidays
  • Eastern Beach 1200 to 2000hrs Monday to Friday, 1100 to 2000hrs Weekends and Bank Holidays
  • Camp Bay 1230 to 2030hrs Monday to Friday, 1130 to 2030hrs Weekends and Bank Holidays

For further information or pre-bookings please contact us on ur&beaches@gibraltar.gov.gi or telephone: +350 20071648 (0900 to 1630 hrs during winter hours / 0800 to 1430 hrs during summer hours).

Shop Mobility Centre

The shop mobility service offers people with temporary or permanent mobility problems or other accessibility requests, the chance to experience greater freedom and independence, and to be able to access all that our city centre has to offer.

To book this service, please contact Mobility Care Centre:

Telephone: +350 56175000
Email: info@mobility.gi
Website www.mobility.gi

Specialised sales, repairs, and maintenance services of electric mobility scooters and wheelchair products provided. Rentals for locals and visitors to Gibraltar subject to prior booking and availability. Home and hotel collection and delivery.