9 Of The Best Beaches In Malta

When you are in Malta, you just can’t miss visiting at least one of its stunning beaches. The islands of Malta, Gozo, and Comino all offer stunning beaches with crystal clear water, ideal for swimming, diving, and any kind of water sports out there. And if water sports aren’t your cup of tea, the sandy beaches are also perfect for sunbathing or just having a cold drink in one of the many bars alongside the magnificent coastline. In this article, you will find 9 of the most attractive beaches you will love seeing.

Mellieħa Bay

It is one of the largest and the most popular beaches in the North of the main island. (also known as Għadira Bay) It is also rewarded with the Blue Flag – recognition of quality based on water quality, environmental management, safety, and services, among other indicators.

This bay is one of the prime holiday locations in Malta and some of the best hotels are located there. With its gentle slopes leading to deeper water, Mellieha Bay is an ideal beach for swimming with the family. There are many facilities and various water sports around the beach, like sea kayaking, water skiing, windsurfing, banana riding – work.

Tip: Avoid visiting it on weekends as it gets really busy, especially on weekends. It’s not only a favorite location among tourists, but it’s a top beach for locals as well.

Pretty Bay

This is one of the few sandy beaches in the South of Malta. Pretty Bay is located in Birzebbuga and is an artificial large sandy beach. The buildings around add a special charm to it. Although the bay is artificially filled with sand, it is very beautiful. There are many cafés, bars, and restaurants around Pretty Bay. There are also a football pitch and a playground for the children.

However, the beaches of northern Malta are especially recommended if you are looking for a sandy beach.

Blue Lagoon and Comino island

The tiny island Comino is located between Malta and Gozo. Despite its size, it has a huge reputation with tourists. There is the famous Blue Lagoon, a must-see spot in Malta! There you could enjoy a tasty lunch on the lovely coast. Then go for a swim in the warm, crystal clear waters and take some stunning photos.

Golden Bay

This one is located on Għajn Tuffieħa on the northwest coast of Malta, close to Manikata. It’s famous for its red sand and naturally formed dunes. Best way to enjoy it is probably by booking a day charter.

Ramla Bay

This is Gozo’s beach and arguably the best beach in Malta. The red sand stretches out and locals often call it “Ramla Il-Amra” (Red Sand Beach)! Ramla is a great place to swim, snorkel and relax in the sun.

The area around the beach is not well designed but there are some cafes and restaurants behind the beach. Dunes protect and the streams that make up the bays are green and fertile. The terraced walls built by the farmers make the valley look like a blanket seen from the surrounding mountains. There are myths and stories that Roman ruins lie under the sand and reach Ramla Bay.