Welcome to Gibraltar
Gibraltar is found at the southern tip of the Iberian peninsula. Gibraltar rock, rising to 426m, is picturesque and can be seen clearly, unless fog is on the horizon. Recognised historically as the southernmost point of Europe, Gibraltar is a petite self-ruled British colony over 30,000 nationals and its own government.
It has an airport with daily flights to varying destinations, duty free fuel and extensive repair facilities. Several large supermarkets can be found nearby such as Morrison’s which is ideal for stocking up on supplies. Most of the retail establishments can be found on the Main Street and surrounding area which boast low cost deals on many items such as Jewellery, Perfumes, sunglasses. Most of the retailers accept Euros and Dollars, but ensure you get the best rates by visiting the local Bureau de change.
Gibraltar offers an appealing substantial port with dry docking facilities and two marinas on the west side of the Rock (Queensway Marina and Marina Bay). Both Marinas are very well-run offering impeccable facilities. Entry to Algeciras Bay can be done at any time of the year in any conditions, day or night. With a predominantly English-speaking population, makes it invaluable to British Yachtsmen.
With neighbouring countries such as Spain and Morocco, Gibraltar links the Atlantic and the Mediterranean offering summer weather of 27-34 degrees. Winter can be a little wet, but still giving that holiday feeling by offering temperatures ranging between 10-18 degrees, and at only 30% of days being classed as ‘wet’, there is little to complain about.