Malta has beaches for everyone, from windsurfers to sunbathers. Choose from golden sand, red sand, rocks, blue lagoons and even inland seas. Some beaches and rocky shores are off the beaten track, but worth seeking out for their seclusion. Do not miss a boat trip to Comino’s Blue Lagoon for the ultimate in azure water. On larger beaches, you will find cafes or snack bars open during the summer season. With Malta’s climate, beach life lasts well into October. Enjoy water sports and activities like windsurfing, jet and water skiing, parakiting and fun rides. You can hire equipment from beach cafes or shops nearby.
The main coastal resorts and larger sandy beaches are in the northern part of Malta. Malta’s most popular beaches are Mellieħa Bay, Għajn Tuffieħa and Golden Bay. For smaller, quieter beaches, try those at the tip of Malta, overlooking Gozo – Paradise Bay and Armier. In Gozo, the most beautiful beach is Ramla l-Ħamra, a large beach of unusual red sand nestling by countryside. Gozo and Comino offer plenty of out-of-the-way rocky inlets with clear waters and perfect snorkelling.
Below is a list of some of the most beautiful beaches around the Maltese islands:
Ramla l-Ħamra, Gozo – The Red Sandy beach
Situated at the bottom of a valley in the north of Gozo, just under the village of Nadur is Ramla il-Ħamra Bay. The beach is beautifully surrounded by hillsides from both sides and is easily one of the biggest and most beautiful beaches in all of Malta and Gozo.
Ġnejna Bay, Limits of Mġarr
One of the main reasons people visit the village of Mġarr is for its fresh produce of strawberries and watermelons, the multiple restaurants offering traditional rabbit banquets called Fenkati and the many produce festivals it holds throughout the year. The other main reason is simply Ġnejna Bay.
San Blas Bay, Gozo
This was the first time we visited San Blas Bay and we can already tell that it definitely won’t be the last! The bay is not a very popular one, so that’s already scoring well in our books. We believe that this is mainly due to the fact that it’s quite hard to access. Naturally, the troubles caused by the monster hill shadowing the bay are not encountered when going down, but obviously when it’s time to head back up! However once you arrive at the bay, you’ll immediately realize that all future efforts to climb back up will be well worth it.
Ħondoq ir-Rummien Bay, Gozo
Ħondoq ir-Rummien – literal translation: pomegranate valley – is found just below Qala and is very popular with both local gozitans as well as the Maltese who every summer visit the island of Gozo.
Ta’ Fra Ben Bay, Qawra
Part of Qawra’s seafront, ta’ Fra Ben is the first rocky beach we’ll be reviewing this summer on BeachMalta. Following many renovation works, the bay has tided up and has become a promising bathing spot and a lovely location for BBQ just before sunset.
Comino’s Santa Marija Bay
Santa Marija Bay is Comino’s second little bay. Just 20min walk away from the beautiful Blue Lagoon, it’s not as visually mesmerizing as its big brother, however it’s still well worth a visit simply because of the sense of peace it instills on its visitors.
Comino’s Blue Lagoon
More often then not, when one speaks to a local and mentions a visit to Comino , the first thing that springs to mind is the hypnotic blue water that makes the Blue Lagoon. Whilst this is not the only attractive site our little neighbor island has to offer, it really is the main attraction and reason for which many travellers visit Comino every summer.
St Thomas’ Bay – A taste of Malta’s Southern beauty
St Thomas’ Bay is found in the southern part of Malta right next to the village of Marsascala. It’s been a quite while since we’ve ventured down to the most southern point of Malta to have a swim – So I guess it’s safe to say that we’ll be reviewing this bay with relatively new eyes.