Gibraltar Southern District: Your fascinating lifestyle
Gibraltar Southern district: The southernmost point of the British overseas territory: is Europa Point. In ancient times it was considered one of the two Pillars of Hercules. The other, 32 kilometres away, would be in Morocco, on Mount Djebel Musa. If you are lucky and the weather is good, it is quite possible that you can see the Moroccan coast from this point.
Gibraltar Southern District
One of the most characteristic elements of Europa Point, at the southern tip of Gibraltar, is its lighthouse. Painted red and white -the colours of Gibraltar-, it is the only lighthouse located outside Great Britain that is still managed by Trinity House. It was Sir Alexander George Woodford, governor and commander-in-chief of Gibraltar, who laid the first stone in the early nineteenth century: April 26, 1838.
Also in Europa Point are the University of Gibraltar and the most important mosque of the rock.
Gibraltar Southern district enjoys a unique microclimate, as it is the sunniest part of the rock and is not affected by easterly winds to the same extent as the center and the uptown area of the city.
Gibraltar Southern district includes middle-class and upscale residential developments such as The Anchorage, Cliftons, Rosia Plaza, and Vineyards, as well as some upscale individual residences and upper-class developments like Buena Vista Park, The Sanctuary, and New Aloes.
Great views and angles southerly toward the Bay, Strait of Gibraltar, and Africa are often provided by the site. Two junior and middle schools, Loreto Convent and St. Josephs, are available to the district.
Also, the region is home to a large number of historic, tourist, and recreational destinations, such as Parsons Lodge, Europa Point Park, 100 Ton Gun, Rosia Bay, Camp Bay, and the renowned The Botanical Gardens.
Gibraltar Southern district offers many facilities for outdoor sports, such as cycling, hiking, and water sports. This makes it an ideal environment for those looking for a place with a good quality of life.
Cumberland Steps is located in Gibraltar Southern district close to Cumberland Road, a short street that runs parallel to Rosia Road and is adjacent to Camp Bay and Little Bay beaches as well as a grocery and a petrol station.
Camp Bay is a small rocky beach located on the southwestern tip of Gibraltar. It is very picturesque, with rocky cliffs as a backdrop, the very active Bay of Gibraltar, and Parson’s Lodge Battery, an old British fortress that dominates the northern end of the bay.
At the southern end of the beach, there is a waterfall. This waterfall is salt water returning to the sea from a water desalination plant.
The beach is a bathing establishment, without sand, with two children’s pools and a popular bar restaurant. It is a popular beach for sun worshippers, as it faces south and is located away from the rock itself, it tends to escape the easterly clouds that may be circling the centre of town.
In addition, Camp Bay is home to what is said to be Europe’s first artificial reef. The reef was created by activists who were concerned about the scarcity of marine life. This has created a haven for marine life and is a popular dive site.
At the southern end of Camp Bay is a smaller swimming area, appropriately named Little Bay. Little Bay is a natural rocky cove and also offers a small children’s pool.
Large freehold house for sale in Cumberland Steps, Gibraltar Southern District
CENTURY 21 GIBRALTAR is pleased to be marketing this FREEHOLD house in the desirable South District. This double-fronted house features 5 bedrooms of which 4 are doubles, one of which is the large master which includes walk-in wardrobe and en-suite bathroom and direct access to a terrace. The layout of this house is distributed over 3 levels.
At ground level is the kitchen, a dining room and separate living room area where the original double sliding doors remain in place. The kitchen provides access to a small internal courtyard, and two utility/storage areas.
Four of the bedrooms are cited on the first floor, together with two family bathrooms and a further wet room.
The second floor accommodates the exceptionally large 25sqm with en-suite bathroom, walk-in wardrobe and easterly facing roof terrace with partial views to the Rock and the Bay.
If you would like to live in a quiet environment, you like to practice outdoor sports, but at the same time, you don’t want to be too far away from the leisure places Gibraltar Southern District is perfect for you.
Contact CENTURY 21 GIBRALTAR today and we will inform you about the properties we have at your disposal.