Beaches in Malta

Beaches in Malta

A guide to beaches in Malta.

Anchor Bay, Mellieha, Malta.

Best known for Popeye Village, the set of the 1979 film starring Robin Williams as Popeye, this tiny picturesque inlet is also used by fishermen who perch on the little quay left by the film set. A steep slope leads down to the bay.

Armier, Armier, Malta.

This beach stretches round the shore of an open bay at the extreme northern fringe of Malta. The sandy bay faces nearby islands of Comino and Gozo.

Balluta. St Julians, Malta.

The Sliema and St Julian’s coastline is thronged with sunbathers during the peak summer months. From Qui-si-Sana in Sliema to Balluta Bay in St Julian’s, it is one long stretch of rocky shore.

Blue Lagoon, San Niklaw Bay, Comino.

The tiny isle of Comino, only 3.5 sqr kms, is the perfect hideaway. The Islands’ main attraction today is the Blue Lagoon, a sheltered inlet of shimmering aquamarine water.

Dwejra Inland Sea, San Lawrenz, Gozo.

Dwejra is perhaps the archipelago’s most spectacular natural landmark. Here, geology, time and sea have worked together to produce some of the most remarkable scenery on the Islands – The Azure Window, the Inland Sea, Fungus Rock and sheer cliffs.

Ghajn Tuffieha, Mgarr, Malta.

Ghajn Tuffieha is a popular sandy beach. It is unspoilt and undeveloped yet has the facilities you need to enjoy a day on the beach sun lounger and umbrella hire, pedallos and a small snack bar. The beach can only be reached down a steep flight of steps or by a gravel track.

Gnejna Bay, Mgarr, Malta.

Possibly not quite as nice as other beaches in the area, though you do get the option to choose a quieter spot at this beach.

Golden Bay, Mgarr, Malta.

Located just off Mgarr and the limits of Mellieha, Golden Bay is one of Malta s most popular sandy beaches. It also has the facilities you need for the day – a café-restaurant, sun lounger and umbrella hire, and plenty of fun water sports from jet skiing and paragliding to banana boat rides.

Marsalforn Beach, Marsalforn, Gozo.

Marsalforn is Gozo’s main seaside town. During the summer, it becomes a bustling, lively resort. There is a small but pleasant sandy bank on the harbour with safe bathing and good rocky coastline towards Qbajjar which is excellent for snorkelling.

Mellieha Bay, Mellieha, Malta.

Mellieha Bay is Malta’s largest and most popular sandy beach. It lies on the coast road leading to Cirkewwa and the Gozo ferry. There are no undercurrents here so the bay offers safe bathing and the shallow waters make it ideal for children.

Mgarr ix-Xini, Xewkija, Gozo.

Limits of Xewkija (Gozo). A small , picturesque bay within a creek and a steep sided valley. No facilities, but good for snorkelling.

Paradise Bay, Cirkewwa, Malta.

Paradise Bay on the northern tip of Malta overlooks Cirkewwa where the ferry leaves for Gozo. Paradise Bay has a small, picturesque sandy beach with good facilities and some water sports options.

Peter’s Pool, Marsaxlokk, Malta.

At the tip of Delimara (east of Marsaxlokk Bay) is one of Malta’s most secluded and attractive rocky inlets. The shoreline is accessible down a steep flight of steps. Flat rocks provide a good beach area with some shade. Peter’s Pool is the rocky inlet and is not ideal for small children to swim in.

Qawra Coast, Qawra, Malta.

Qawra and Bugibba and Qawra are Malta’s largest, seaside resort towns. The rocky coastline promenade stretches from Salina Bay to St Paul’s Bay taking in some of the Islands’ best open sea views and a vista over to St Paul’s Island.

Ramla, Xaghra, Gozo.

Ramla is Gozo’s largest sandy bay and one of the most beautiful on the Maltese Islands. The beach here is of a deep, reddish-gold hue. The bay is surrounded by countryside and nestles below steep terraced hills and the mythical Calypso’s Cave.

San Blas, Nadur, Gozo.

San Blas is a tiny, rocky bay with also a patch of sand set in secluded countryside tucked below steep terraced hills on Gozo’s north-east coast.

Sliema Rocky Beach, Sliema, Malta.

The Sliema and St Julian’s coastline is thronged with sunbathers during the peak summer months. From Qui-si-Sana in Sliema to Balluta Bay in St Julian’s, it is one long stretch of rocky shore.

St Thomas’ Bay, Marsascala, Malta.

St Thomas’ Bay, a ten-minute walk around the headland from Malta’s main southern resort of Marsascala, is a large, natural inlet typical of the southern coastline.

St. George’s Bay, St Julians, Malta.

A recent major improvement on the previous tiny patch of sand that used to be St George’s Bay, this beach is now larger and properly managed. This beach is extremely busy in summer and crowded with students and guests of nearby hotels.

Xlendi Bay, Xlendi, Gozo.

The delightful sea inlet, known as Xlendi Bay, lies at the end of a deep, lush ravine which was a river bed. Xlendi is flanked by steep cliff.

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