It’s getting warm let’s go to the beach! Top 10 Beaches and Bays to enjoy and refresh this summer 2021
Yes is this time of the year! The moment we have all been waiting for. Remove your jackets and take your swimwear, we are going to the beach!
Malta is a popular destination during Summer especially, because of its privileged location in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea. Today we will show you the most popular and also the most beautiful Beaches and Bays around the Islands for you to enjoy this summer.
Għajn Tuffieħa and Golden Bay, Malta
Two of Malta’s most beautiful beaches, these are separated by a wonderful, though challenging walking path. Golden Bay is more accessible and therefore not quite as charming as its little sister. Both are sandy beaches and very busy during peak times. At Golden Bay, you will find some Lidos, bars, cafes, and even a Hotel resort. In Tuffieha, on the other side, there is only one restaurant/bar, also offering lidos by the beach and some kiosks on the parking area, far above from the beach itself.
Blue Lagoon, Comino
The dazzling turquoise waters and remote island setting make this the most celebrated beauty spot in the Maltese Archipelago. Although there is no beach as such, the flat rocks around the lagoon fill up in summer with sun-worshippers and families enjoying the shallow, child-friendly waters. The Blue Lagoon is also a great spot for diving and snorkeling, but it’s quietest early morning or late afternoon.
Santa Marija Bay, Comino
This lovely bay with its sandy beach is overlooked by a charming little pink-painted police station (with a flag to show when the local officer is making its weekly visit). The rugged headland has rocky coves and fine cliff walks. It’s very popular in summer but empties when the day-trippers leave.
Ramla Bay, Gozo
Gozo’s prettiest sandy beach, with ochre sands and crystal-clear waters, Ramla Bay is best in the “shoulder seasons” (May-June and Sept-Oct) before the crowds arrive or after they have left, yet it’s warm enough to swim and picnic. There are a couple of beach cafes and you can strike out along coastal paths in both directions. It is overlooked by Calypso’s Cave, at the end of a short but stiff uphill walk that is rewarded by magnificent views of the beach.
Mellieha/Ghadira Bay, Malta
The sizeable resort town of Mellieha sits high on a ridge overlooking the sea. At the bottom of the hill is the sweep of golden sand that has made this resort one of the most popular with families. The sand shallow waters and excellent amenities are perfect for parents with young children.
St Peter’s Pool, Malta
This perfect bay of turquoise water is surrounded by limestone cliffs as pale and creamy as Italian ice cream. The sea is clear and inviting, just like a pool. The small lagoon is a rewarding end to a walk along the Delimara Peninsula, or it can also be reached by fishing boat from Marsaxlokk. A famous spot for cliff-jumping this rocky beach attracts mostly young people.
Xlendi enjoys a dramatic setting, strung out between powerful cliffs and overlooking an attractive bay. Thoughtless development has almost entirely destroyed the village itself, but the scenic backdrop is still more or less intact. Sleepy by the standards of most resorts, Xlendi is Gozo’s liveliest holiday town and has all the amenities you would expect.
Sliema and St Julian’s, Malta
These are the two major towns within the urban sprawl that stretch northwest of Valletta. The majority of Malta’s hotels, restaurants, bars, and clubs are concentrated in this area, making it the most popular tourist resort in the Maltese islands. Although there are no major sandy beaches (just a small one in Exiles) several lidos are dotted along the rocky coast.
St Paul’s Bay, Malta
This is the most attractive of the clutch of resorts that line the shores of the large bay of the same name. Its minuscule port, with its fleet of brightly painted luzzus*, is still utterly charming. There is a small sandy beach, a lot of lido options by the sea and with swimming pools, and not far one can chill and relax in Qawra point rocky beach.
This is Gozo’s largest resort, yet this former fishing village remains enjoyably low-key and is ideal for a quiet and relaxing Holiday. Piled along a ridge on the northern coast, it has all the amenities you would expect, including restaurants, bars, and watersports facilities. There’s some fine walking along this stretch of coast. Take a stroll to the salt pans; carved into the limestone, they glimmer beautifully in the sun.
Do you want more? In our next post, we will talk about the most local, less crowded bays and beaches to enjoy in the Maltese Islands, stay tunned!