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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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  • Went there for the day whilst staying in Algeciras, Reina Cristina Hotel. Cost 5 Euros in taxi. Lovely beach and nice cafe / bars on beach front.  more »
  • This is a nice beach but can be very windy and large waves. There are a lot of Spanish locals so it feels more authentic than beaches on the Costa Del Sol. There are seasonal restaurants for seafood a...  more »
  • This is an incredibly clean beach with lots of sand and calm waters. We had no issue finding a quiet space on the beach and there are lots of Helados Artesanales too! (Could not find any toilets apart...  more »

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