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Camp Bay & Little Bay


Camp Bay is a small rocky beach located at the south western end of Gibraltar, facing the Atlantic side of Gibraltar. It is very picturesque, with rocky cliffs as a back drop, the busy shipping area that is the Bay of Gibraltar and Parson's Lodge Battery, an old British fortress overlooking the northern end of the bay. At the south end of the beach is a very beautiful, but un-natural waterfall exiting the cliff. This cascade is salt water returning to the sea from a water desalination plant.

The beach is a lido with two swimming pools for children and a popular bar restaurant. It is a popular beach for sun worshippers as it is south facing and being located away from the Rock itself, tends to escape any levanter clouds that may be shrouding the city centre. In addition, Camp Bay is home to what is claimed to be Europe's first artificial reef. The reef was created by activists who were concerned at the scarcity of marine life. This has since created a haven for marine life and is a popular diving site.

At the south end of Camp Bay there is a smaller bathing area, appropriately called Little Bay, much smaller in size. Little Bay is a natural cove and also provides a little swimming pool for children.

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