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Explore Alcaidesa Marina: A Paradise in La Línea

Soraya Fernández · Photos: Fran Montes

Alcaidesa Marina already forms part of the La Línea skyline; a magnificent focal point of the city and a local treasure, even for those who are not into sailing

Alcaidesa Marina, which is celebrating its ninth anniversary in August, is a benchmark in the nautical sector and has become synonymous with excellence. The marina boasts 5 gold anchors (the marina equivalent of a five-star hotel) and eight Blue Flags for Eco-friendly facilities.

Alcaidesa Marina La Linea

However, for many in the region, it is still relatively unknown. Walking around the Alcaidesa Marina is a special experience, with spectacular sunsets.

Pedestrian access to the marina is free, and we highly recommend taking a walk around. It can also be accessed by car. Sailboats, yachts, calm sea, the breeze, the sun, tranquillity and a different view of La Línea and Gibraltar make this a captivating and special experience.

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The privileged location of Alcaidesa Marina is, without a doubt, its greatest strength and has made it the ideal port of call for the nautical sector. Located in a natural basin near the western slope of Gibraltar, it stands out for its excellent shelter and draught, as well as its maritime access points which are navigable regardless of the weather. For clients, its location is certainly one of the main attractions, since it is internationally connected via the Jerez and Málaga airports – just one hour away – and the Gibraltar airport – at five minutes distance.

Gibraltar Marina

But there is another factor that makes it special: it is a port within a city. This inspires many clients to choose to visit La Línea, enjoy the gastronomy, its beaches and its cultural offering, as well as the shopping. There are medical services, pharmacies, opticians and other amenities at their disposal in the city. The economic impact on La Línea is evident. In addition, it provides 18 direct jobs, 25 subcontracted jobs and 70 indirect jobs.

Thus, Alcaidesa Marina has become a high-end facility and a prestigious landmark in La Línea de la Concepción.

Alcaidesa Marina La Linea

The most ambitious project now is the development of a shopping, leisure and restaurant area of about 7,000 square metres – although Alcaidesa Marina is negotiating the extension of the concession with the Port Authority. This will surely be a game-changer and a further attraction for this marina but also for La Línea, the locals and the visitors.

An Alcaidesa Marina-Tangier rally will be held this August in aid of the Red Cross. 40 vessels have already registered.

Over 600 berths

Antonio Valbuena
Author: Antonio Valbuena (Manager at Alcaidesa Marina)

Alcaidesa Marina has the capacity for more than 600 berths of between 8 to 90 metres. This month, they already have an occupancy of 50%.

A wide range of services

Boatyards with purifiers, floating pontoons, marine and security services 24 hours a day, a nautical shop, personalised attention for clients, a restaurant and a laundromat are among the services they offer. It also has large parking areas with direct access to the pontoons.

International Clients

Clients are mainly Spanish and British, although sailors arrive from all parts of the world. Alcaidesa Marina provides on nautical route- as well as tourist guides for Gibraltar, La Línea, the rest of Campo de Gibraltar.

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