Malta is surrounded by the clear, blue Mediterranean Sea and most areas on the island are safe for swimming. Sandy beaches are in the North and are extremely popular especially on the weekends when Maltese families go down early in the morning and stay till after sunset. Kiosks on the beach sell cold drinks, snack food and ice cream and there are water sports on offer like sailing, waterskiing, canoeing and paragliding.
The most famous swimming spot is the Blue Lagoon on the island of Comino. The island is uninhabited and its natural beauty is unspoilt. The lagoon boasts turquoise waters and a white sandy seabed surrounded by a collection of tiny islands and caves. The lagoon has featured in a number of Hollywood movies, most recently “Troy”.