ROCK Sailing Grounds
As a British Overseas Territory, Gibraltar is often more British than Britain itself. There are still red post boxes, red telephone boxes, fish and chips, Sunday lunch and the historic Ceremony of the Keys every Saturday at 1pm. Our home port is the prestigious Ocean Village marina, stop off point for most of the Superyachts sailing into and from the Mediterranean. Within the marina complex are and assortment of British pubs and restaurants and a casino if you fancy a flutter.
As a Spanish enclave in North Africa, historic Ceuta is an interesting mix of cultures. Don’t miss an evening stroll and a drink in the Royal Walls and the San Felippe Ditch, a walled enclosure with a moat dating from the Middle Ages. Early in the morning , you will find fresh produce in the 4 storey market hall and see the fish being landed on the Mediterranean side of the peninsular.
Marina Smir is Morocco’s most fashionable marina and resort. The influence is French Moroccan and the marina is usually quiet enough for lots of mooring up practice. In the summer you can often ride a camel on the beach. In the evening a local taxi can take you to the old town of Tetouan to visit the souk and enjoy an authentic Moroccan banquet.
The Sotogrande Marina is in keeping with the luxury feel of the surrounding area. Home to Valderarma Golf and Santa Maria Polo, the area oozes sophistication. Built in 1987, the marina and port are a design classic with multi coloured buildings and a canal complex not unlike Venice. You can while away the evening at the K Bar or enjoy a pint at the Hairy Lemon while watching the beautiful people go by.
La Duquesa enjoys an advantageous location to the west of Marbella ¬ sometimes called “the Other Costa del Sol”. The area retains a vast amount of unspoiled natural scenery and authentic local character. The north and east sides of the marina provide many diverse bars and restaurants from Chinese to Thai to Italian as well as the popular Irish Bar. To the west is the pretty beach promenade that leads to the Castillo, the Old Town and many excellent fish restaurants.
Estepona is a popular resort and holiday destination well known for its 21km of sandy beaches. The marina has beaches on either side and the port area has many restaurants and bars.
Just around the corner in The Bay of Gibraltar, our nearest neighbour is Alcaidesa marina. Opened as recently as 2010, it is a ten minute stroll into the old town of La Linea de la Concepcion with its charming squares filled with distinctly Spanish cafes and Tapas bars.