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Getares, Algeciras

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Playa de Getares is a beach in the municipality of Algeciras, southeastern Spain. It overlooks the Bay of Gibraltar about south of the city of Algeciras, between Punta San García and Punta Carnero, where the cliffs begin on the Strait of Gibraltar. It is approximately in length and wide on average.The name comes from a Roman fish salting factory which was located in the old Roman town in the vicinity of Caetaria, and was called Cetares, and then Xetares during the Middle Ages, named in the chronicles of Alfonso XI. The whole beach is surrounded by terraced housing developments and has a promenade with bars and restaurants.
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  • A pity the pollution from ships continuously passing the Strait. A good place to go with kids and enjoy a day at the beach.
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  • Good family beach, alternative to the battered Rinconcillo. Wide and with good parking. Showers and beach. It has a good walk with bars and cafes.
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  • One of the two beaches of the city of Algeciras. With a promenade full of bars, ice cream parlours, pubs...
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