Top 10 best beaches in Malta

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Top 10 best beaches in Malta

Malta’s best-selling characteristic is by far its beautiful crystalline waters. Over 700,000 tourists pay a visit to Malta during the summer to experience the warm mediterranean climate and its picturesque locations. Whether it’s sandy beaches you fancy or secluded bays that tickle your fancy, Malta and its archipelago has it all on offer. If you’re planning to spend a summer in Malta, you have got to take a tour of what we believe are the best beaches in Malta.

Malta

Golden Bay

Located in Mellieħa, Golden Bay is a scenic, sandy beach sitting in the shadow of the Radisson Blu Resort & Spa. The beach is located at only a few minutes walk from the popular site of Ghajn Tuffieha but is more readily accessible and hosts an array of restaurants and kiosks from which you can grab dinner as the sun sets in the horizon. Alternatively, if you’re looking for an active day at the beach, we recommend you rent a canoe from Borg Watersports and cruise the waters that stretch out in front of the bay. If you happen to be in Malta with your significant other, you may want to treat yourselves to a sunset gallop across the beach with Golden Bay Horse Riding to wrap up your visit on a romantic note.

Għadira Bay

Għadira Bay, also known as Mellieħa Bay, is a blue flag beach which means it was deemed by the Foundation for Environmental Education to have high environmental and quality standards. Għadira Bay is by far one of the busiest beaches in Malta but all for good reason. The northern beach can be seen covered in umbrellas and laid out with deckchairs by the time noon rolls around which can be too busy for some people’s taste but the bay is a real treat in the early morning hours. The bay is especially renown for water sports and, in fact, features various jet skis and paddle boats on its shores.

St Peter’s Pool

St Peter’s Pool is a natural swimming pool located at the tip of Delimara Point in the southeast of Marsaxlokk. The location rose to fame in 2014, when a Jack Russell was captured on camera, diving into the sea alongside his owner. The video gathered over 70,000 views and brought about hundreds of visitors to the location over the years that followed. Nowadays, the internet-famous pupper can still be seen acing his jumps in the iconic northern location so if you’re interested in meeting a celebrity, you may want to pay this lido a visit.

L-Aħrax

L-Aħrax is a natural crevice in the ground which makes for a top-notch diving location. The Mellieħa situated cave is among the most hashtagged locations in Malta on social media and makes for gorgeous Instagram shots. You may choose to visit the cave on foot or, alternatively, you could choose to kayak to the location with companies such as Sea Kayak Malta leading paddle tours to the cave. Close to the cave lies a campsite which rents out caravans and chalets should you wish to camp in the picturesque area.

Paradise Bay

Trust in Malta to bring you a paradise on earth. Paradise Bay is a quaint beach located in Mellieħa, just miles away from the Gozo Ferry terminal. The bay is situated at the bottom of a flight of stairs which contributes to its air of secludedness. The beach hosts a numerous food joints as well as public showers - ideal for anyone looking to spend a long stretch of hours at the beach. If you find yourself falling in love with the idea of Paradise Bay, you may want to spend your stay at the Paradise Bay Hotel, the 4-star accommodation which overlooks the undisturbed beach.

Gozo

Wied il-Għasri

We hope you packed your snorkeling gear because Wied il-Għasri is a unique destination that shouldn’t go unnoticed. The narrow beach located in Żebbuġ is wedged between high cliffs and is located at the bottom of a beaten-off path. While the beach is not ideal for those with mobility restrictions, it is a true haven for anyone looking for a peaceful swim or a scenic dive.

Ramla l-Ħamra

Ramla l-Ħamra is just about the best preserved beach in Gozo. The name of the bay represents the red hue of its sands. The sea at the bay is shallow which proves to be ideal for families visiting with small children. Apart from being a gorgeous beach, the site overflows with history. In fact, sitting below the red sand, is the ruins of a Roman villa. Calypso Cave also overlooks Ramla l-Ħamra and is said to be portrayed in Greek mythology as the cave in which Calypso kept Odysseus as a prisoner of love for seven years.

San Blas

San Blas made rounds in the past years for being Gozo’s favourite secluded beach. The sandy bay, located just minutes walk away from Ramla l-Ħamra, is a gorgeous, quaint beach bearing an orange hue and sheltered by high cliffs. The beach is slightly closed off as it is separated from its village by an exceptionally steep hill which discourages the average masses from visiting it. If you ultimately choose to walk down to the bay, you will be rewarded by beautiful sights on your way down (and a free work out).

Xlendi

Xlendi Bay is a pebbled beach located in the touristic village of Xlendi. The bay is surrounded by an array of restaurants and souvenir shops as well as several residential apartments. The Gozitan bay is especially renown amongst teenagers for its watersports and by marine enthusiasts for its diving and snorkelling potential. The area also encompasses a collection of cliffs and caves which are often explored by the more adventurous of the visitors.

Comino

Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon graces Comino with its beauty and grace. The local gem can be visited by a ferry service which runs from Cirkewwa, Malta and Mgarr, Gozo. Crossing to Comino takes about 25 minutes from both islands and will cost you around 10 euro for a round trip. The Blue Lagoon has been featured in various movies such as Troy and Swept Away as it is truly a sight out of this world. The clear waters see as many as 5,000 visitors every day during peak season and feature in several Insta-worthy shots.

Those were only some of the best beaches in Malta. One cannot simply uncover all the gems Malta has to offer before visiting the island in first person. If you’re interested in delving more in Malta’s potential, make sure to book your holiday to the island with Choice Holidays.

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