Ocean village is a very popular area to hang out in, during the weekend especially by locals and tourists , many events happen here thoughout the year including the summer Charity cardboard race which is gaining in popularity every year, we can catch the Antique car displays a few times a year and St. Patrick’s day is a blast at O’Reilly’s an Irish Pub also located in Ocean village Gibraltar. Rotary host a Christmas grotto and treasure hunts for the kidstoo.Elsa& Ana from frozen have been known to visit children’s birthday parties in the area.
So when visiting the Rock, , this is best done on foot it’s very near the centre of town, so if you are looking for a nice quiet cup of tea and cake, there is a tearoom, or a pint of Beer in a pub by the sea, a pizza in the harbour or a curry for that matter the stroll from town will be worth it. Now for some more info… a bit of history …..on this marina ……..
Marina Bay is the area adjacent to Ocean Village. Formerly a separate marina, it was acquired by Ocean Village in 2006 and has been undergoing refurbishment.
Marina Bay itself retains much of the character of the traditional sailing marina. The bars and restaurants in the area are popular.Marina Bay is also the base for most of the Sailing Schools in Gibraltar.
Also if you fancy an afternoon watching the dolphins and whales as they travel through the Strait of Gibraltar then there are a couple of companies offering boat trips. Dolphin Adventure & the original Dolphin Safari.
Ocean Village Marina was formerly Sheppard’s Marina, owned by H. Sheppard & Co. By 2004, the marina had been sold to Ocean Village Investments Ltd and demolition had commenced.The marina retained its original name, at least informally, for several years after the sale.
After Ocean Village Investments acquired the adjacent Marina Bay in 2006, both marinas were incorporated into Ocean Village, a luxury resort with residential, retail, and leisure facilities
Together the marinas now one have 300 berths between them.
Geographically they stand out as the most sheltered marinas in Gibraltar,
The shore side entertainment for Ocean village Marina is varied a Casino, a popular nightspot Dusk, as well as many restaurantsfor all tastes. The world’s first five star yacht hotel, Sunborn Gibraltar, is currently berthed in Ocean Village.
For EVEN….more details on this Marina I have copied the link below just in case you are arriving by sea and need to berth, remember whilst on the Rock to contact us to arrange a Gibraltar Tour. We look forward to meeting you.