Top 10 Beaches in Malta

Top 10 Beaches in Malta

Introduction

There are so many reasons why Malta is a center of attraction for tourists. The Megalithic temples of Malta are one of those reasons, as they are one of the most ancient structures on earth. Malta is a small island surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea.

Apart from being a monument to history, Malta is also home to many beaches. There are beaches that provide breathtaking scenery, breathtaking views, and even much-needed peace and quiet at times.

While there are many great beaches in Malta, some of them stand out. Here, we have a list of outstanding beaches in Malta. Alright, let’s get to it then.

Blue Lagoon 

You think you have seen clear waters at a beach? Think again. The water at the blue lagoon is as clear as you can ever find it. It has a reputation for being one of Malta’s top attraction centers.

There are several watersports that you can engage in at the beach. And, you also get to visit St Mary’s Tower—a watch tower that dates as far back as the 17th century.

Food is available at the beach—as long as you have cash to purchase it. The beach is located between two islands—Comino and Cominotto. 

Blue Lagoon

Xlendi Beach

You should really go to Xlendi if you enjoy swimming. Not only is the water just right for swimming, there is a zone dedicated to swimmers to protect them from boats moving about on the beach. There are other ladders for swimmers to get out of the water. 

The view from the cliffs is one that one should not miss. And the sunset? It is gorgeous. Xlendi is still undeveloped for a popular beach. You should also know that there is a car park close to the beach.  

Xlendi Beach

Ghajn Tuffieha Bay

Also known as Rivera, Ghajn Tuffieha Bay is a natural beauty. Its natural, unspoiled, and beautiful environment contributes to its popularity with locals and tourists alike. 

If you will be spending a long time at the beach—taking the whole day off, perhaps—there are chairs, snack bars, and drink stands to make your day enjoyable. 

While the beach is safe for swimming, you, as a swimmer, should watch out for the red flags. The red flags indicate whether it is safe to swim at that time or not.  

Ghajn Tuffieha Bay

Mellieha Bay

This is a recommended place for families with kids. The shallow water extends out well, and there are no undercurrents. So, the children can have fun in the shallow parts while the adults also have a great beach day.

The available water sports include: water-skiing, sea kayaking, windsurfing, and banana rides. Mellieha Bay is the largest beach in Malta and one of the most popular. It is a blue flag certified beach. 

You can also rent sunbeds, umbrellas, etc.

Mellieha Bay

St Peter’s Pool

This place is where you should be if you want to get away from the busy city life. Despite its beauty, St. Peter’s pool is rarely ever crowded. This is because it is not easily accessible. This means you get to find a spot for yourself. 

You should also try to come with all you could need for a beach day—food and drinks included—as there are no facilities whatsoever on this beach. 

St Peter’s Pool

Ramla Bay

This is the largest beach in Gozo. The red sand-referred to locally as “Ramla il-Ħamra” (the red beach)-inspired the name of the beach. 

The beautiful, blue, and clear waters are good for snorkeling. Hence, come with your snorkeling gear and explore life  underwater. 

Ramla Bay is completely natural. You should visit Ramla to appreciate the beauty of nature. 

Ramla Bay

Golden Bay

While Golden bay is usually crowded, the large space does not make it feel particularly crowded. It is one of the largest beaches in Malta. It is a center of attraction for the locals and tourists alike. 

The beach is easily accessible and there is a car park close to the beach. However, due to its busy nature, the car park gets filled easily. There is another car park further away from the beach to park your vehicle.

Golden Bay

Pretty Bay

Pretty bay is just that- pretty! It is located in the southern part of Malta. It is a man-made beach. A sandy and a big one at that!

There are several restaurants, cafes, and kiosks, where you can get food and drinks close to the beach. It is popular with families as well as couples. It can also be crowded sometimes. 

Pretty Bay

Ghadira Bay

Ghadira Bay is every family’s favorite. It is easily accessible and has shallow waters bout ankle deep for about 50 meters out into the sea. Ghadira Bay is a great place to be especially for visitors. 

Although Ghadira bay is very popular, it is very large. Hence, it is not usually rowdy. There is enough space for everyone. The absence of underwater currents and shallow waters makes it suitable for children.

Ghadira Bay

Gnejna Bay

This place is popular for sunbathing and snorkeling. The environment is natural and is not developed. If you do not like the sands, there are limestone rocks on the right side of the beach.

Although nudism is prohibited in Malta, it is still practiced by some people in some parts of this beach. There are rest rooms, restaurants where you can get food and drinks. 

SafeSea Lotion

So, a day at the beach to be with family, for your favorite water sport or just for quality alone time. All the amusements can turn on its head should there be a case of jellyfish sting.

Which is why you should go to the beach with SafeSea lotion. SafeSea serves as a sunscreen-protecting you from excessive UV rays and also preventing jellyfish stings. 

Conclusion

Whether you are feeling stressed or worked up, a day at the beach can help. You get to loosen up, relax, meet with people, hang out, play your favorite water sports, take a break from work and so on.

You should really consider it. Hopefully, this article has been able to highlight or help you in selecting the perfect destination for holidays. 

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