My Top 10 Beaches in Malta

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Comino ‘Blue Lagoon’ Sandy Beach

The Blue Lagoon is truly exceptional and one of the best beaches in Malta. It is located on the west of Comino between the main island and the islet of Cominotto. The waters gleam on a clear summers day like a light blue sapphire reflecting the sky while allowing you to enjoy the pure white sand bottom of this part of the Mediterranean Sea. This long and narrow bay surrounded by rock and a bit of sand is almost like a pool, which makes it the ideal place for swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving or simply relaxing on the beach.

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Comino ‘Blue Lagoon’ Sandy Beach

The Blue Lagoon is truly exceptional and one of the best beaches in Malta. It is located on the west of Comino between the main island and the islet of Cominotto. The waters gleam on a clear summers day like a light blue sapphire reflecting the sky while allowing you to enjoy the pure white sand bottom of this part of the Mediterranean Sea. This long and narrow bay surrounded by rock and a bit of sand is almost like a pool, which makes it the ideal place for swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving or simply relaxing on the beach.

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Mellieha Bay Sandy Beach

Mellieha Bay, also known locally as Ghadira Bay, has Malta’s longest sandy beach set below the striking vista of the village of Mellieha set atop a steep hill. Mellieha Bay is family friendly, offers bathing and water activities for every age and taste. It has wonderfully white sand and the water is shallow in the sandy section but with ample opportunities for more adventurous swimming and snorkelling along both arms of the bay and particularly on the north side, where the Mellieha Bay hotel is located.

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Mellieha Bay Sandy Beach

Mellieha Bay, also known locally as Ghadira Bay, has Malta’s longest sandy beach set below the striking vista of the village of Mellieha set atop a steep hill. Mellieha Bay is family friendly, offers bathing and water activities for every age and taste. It has wonderfully white sand and the water is shallow in the sandy section but with ample opportunities for more adventurous swimming and snorkelling along both arms of the bay and particularly on the north side, where the Mellieha Bay hotel is located.

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Golden Bay Sandy Beach

Golden Bay has long been one of Malta’s favourite sandy beaches. Like its neighbours Ghajn Tuffieha Bay and Gnejna Bay, it is surrounded by high ridges and low cliffs which frame the golden sand and the deepness of the water blue. The bay gets its name from the enticing golden red colour that the surrounding cliffs and the sand turn towards sunset. Of the three bays, Golden Bay offers the best facilities for dining, snacks and refreshments and water activities.

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Golden Bay Sandy Beach

Golden Bay has long been one of Malta’s favourite sandy beaches. Like its neighbours Ghajn Tuffieha Bay and Gnejna Bay, it is surrounded by high ridges and low cliffs which frame the golden sand and the deepness of the water blue. The bay gets its name from the enticing golden red colour that the surrounding cliffs and the sand turn towards sunset. Of the three bays, Golden Bay offers the best facilities for dining, snacks and refreshments and water activities.

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Ghajn Tuffieha Sandy Beach

If a poll was made as to which beach on Malta is the most visually impressive, Ghajn Tuffieha Bay, often known locally as Riviera Bay due to the abandoned Riviera Hotel perched on the ridge above the bay, is sure to top the list of responses. It’s spectacular setting is created through a combination of all-natural features: the steeply sloping hillside at the head of the bay which rises to a great height so that when one is entering the bay they are offered a visual feast of the entire bay, the magnificent limestone formation known as the Karraba promontory and of course the deep blue of its water contrasting with the crimson colour sand.

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Ghajn Tuffieha Sandy Beach

If a poll was made as to which beach on Malta is the most visually impressive, Ghajn Tuffieha Bay, often known locally as Riviera Bay due to the abandoned Riviera Hotel perched on the ridge above the bay, is sure to top the list of responses. It’s spectacular setting is created through a combination of all-natural features: the steeply sloping hillside at the head of the bay which rises to a great height so that when one is entering the bay they are offered a visual feast of the entire bay, the magnificent limestone formation known as the Karraba promontory and of course the deep blue of its water contrasting with the crimson colour sand.

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Paradise Bay Sandy Beach

There is a bay in Malta, located at the most northerly point in Malta, that aptly lives up to its name - Paradise Bay. The beach is a small cove which is accessed by a flight of steps but the beauty and seclusion of the beach makes the descent well worth it. There are fibreglass canoes for hire which are inexpensive and there is nothing better than weaving in and out of the massive rocks which rise out of the waters or peering down to the depths while lazing on your canoe.

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Paradise Bay Sandy Beach

There is a bay in Malta, located at the most northerly point in Malta, that aptly lives up to its name - Paradise Bay. The beach is a small cove which is accessed by a flight of steps but the beauty and seclusion of the beach makes the descent well worth it. There are fibreglass canoes for hire which are inexpensive and there is nothing better than weaving in and out of the massive rocks which rise out of the waters or peering down to the depths while lazing on your canoe.

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Ramla Bay Sandy Beach

Ramla Bay is located at the bottom of a rich and fertile valley on the northern side of the island of Gozo. The beach is quite wide and sandy. Its particularly golden-reddish sand makes this beach different from all others in Gozo and Malta. Its real Maltese name is Ir-Ramla l-Ħamra — the Red Sandy Beach. The area around the beach is quite interesting and provides some very rich historical treasures. Roman remains lay beneath the sand and the famous Calypso Cave overlooks the western side of the beach.

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Ramla Bay Sandy Beach

Ramla Bay is located at the bottom of a rich and fertile valley on the northern side of the island of Gozo. The beach is quite wide and sandy. Its particularly golden-reddish sand makes this beach different from all others in Gozo and Malta. Its real Maltese name is Ir-Ramla l-Ħamra — the Red Sandy Beach. The area around the beach is quite interesting and provides some very rich historical treasures. Roman remains lay beneath the sand and the famous Calypso Cave overlooks the western side of the beach.

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Imgiebah Bay Sandy Beach

The little sandy cove of Imgiebah is the most isolated beach in Malta and the hardest to find. It is accessed via a steep winding road and in many places one car wide, directly to the North of Selmun Palace in the limits of Mellieha. The result of this is that even during the peak of the tourist season in June to August you’ll find only a handful of bathers. It is a small slice of paradise that is well worth the effort to find. The water is clear and there is swimming for all abilities from infants to the experienced swimmer. The sea coast along the rocks to the North and South provide excellent snorkeling and there are winding paths to the south which provide a delightful short hike, especially during the months of Spring, all the way to St. Paul’s Islands.

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Imgiebah Bay Sandy Beach

The little sandy cove of Imgiebah is the most isolated beach in Malta and the hardest to find. It is accessed via a steep winding road and in many places one car wide, directly to the North of Selmun Palace in the limits of Mellieha. The result of this is that even during the peak of the tourist season in June to August you’ll find only a handful of bathers. It is a small slice of paradise that is well worth the effort to find. The water is clear and there is swimming for all abilities from infants to the experienced swimmer. The sea coast along the rocks to the North and South provide excellent snorkeling and there are winding paths to the south which provide a delightful short hike, especially during the months of Spring, all the way to St. Paul’s Islands.

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Peter's Pool Rocky Beach

Peter’s pool in the south of Malta is a short drive and within walking distance to Marsaxlokk. It is an exceptional swimming spot with dazzling white rock surrounding crystal-clear water. It looks like Moby Dick took a giant bite out of the dazzling white limestone coast, creating unparalleled vantage points for the daring and not so daring to take a plunge into the enticing turquoise water. You’ll have time to admire the intensity of the scene as well as to swim, snorkel or to sunbathe on glorious rock. For anyone who adores good seaside fun, this is the place for you. It is a beautiful natural pool ideal to spend a relaxing day away from the busy tourist spots.

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Peter's Pool Rocky Beach

Peter’s pool in the south of Malta is a short drive and within walking distance to Marsaxlokk. It is an exceptional swimming spot with dazzling white rock surrounding crystal-clear water. It looks like Moby Dick took a giant bite out of the dazzling white limestone coast, creating unparalleled vantage points for the daring and not so daring to take a plunge into the enticing turquoise water. You’ll have time to admire the intensity of the scene as well as to swim, snorkel or to sunbathe on glorious rock. For anyone who adores good seaside fun, this is the place for you. It is a beautiful natural pool ideal to spend a relaxing day away from the busy tourist spots.

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Armier Bay Sandy Beach

Armier Bay is a sandy beach in the north of Malta and is made up of two bays adjacent to each other, one smaller than the other, with the smaller bay called Little Armier. They are separated from one another by a small stretch of rocky coast. All three face each other across the Gozo Strait. The bay is exposed to the open sea and this is the reason why the sea is always so clean. The beautiful sea surrounding Armier Bay is crystal blue and resembles the sea at Blue Lagoon not far away.

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Armier Bay Sandy Beach

Armier Bay is a sandy beach in the north of Malta and is made up of two bays adjacent to each other, one smaller than the other, with the smaller bay called Little Armier. They are separated from one another by a small stretch of rocky coast. All three face each other across the Gozo Strait. The bay is exposed to the open sea and this is the reason why the sea is always so clean. The beautiful sea surrounding Armier Bay is crystal blue and resembles the sea at Blue Lagoon not far away.

 

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Ghar Lapsi Rocky Beach

The unbeatable seaside destination of Ghar Lapsi which translates from Maltese as ‘Ascensions Cave’. Dominated by a shallow but high arched cave, this destination is as close to a natural swimming pool adventureland that you can get. It offers some of the best snorkeling anywhere in the Maltese Islands, with underwater mountains that you can latch onto and then push off from, giving you the sensation of flying as you watch 20 to 30 metres of water open-up below you. There are also underwater gullies that you can swim through amongst the fish and if you’re daring you can swim through some underwater arches. On a still, summers day the water is so clear, if you drop a coin into the water you can watch it fall many metres to the bottom.

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Ghar Lapsi Rocky Beach

The unbeatable seaside destination of Ghar Lapsi which translates from Maltese as ‘Ascensions Cave’. Dominated by a shallow but high arched cave, this destination is as close to a natural swimming pool adventureland that you can get. It offers some of the best snorkeling anywhere in the Maltese Islands, with underwater mountains that you can latch onto and then push off from, giving you the sensation of flying as you watch 20 to 30 metres of water open-up below you. There are also underwater gullies that you can swim through amongst the fish and if you’re daring you can swim through some underwater arches. On a still, summers day the water is so clear, if you drop a coin into the water you can watch it fall many metres to the bottom.