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Malta Beaches| Top 10 Malta Beaches Worth Visiting Whilst In Malta!

  • May 6, 2018

These Malta beaches are simply spectacular! If visiting Malta in Summer make time to visit a couple of our top 10 list!

Part of  your stay in Valletta should involve enjoying Malta beaches, after all, we have so many of them! Visiting the beach is one of the favourite things to do in Malta, thanks to the warm weather and beautiful coastlines. These are our top ten picks!

  • Mellieha Bay, for a proper sandy holiday beach for all the family, visit Malta’s largest beach with all the facilities you’d expect, including watersports in peak season.
  • Blata tal-Mel, not so much a beach but a salt plain reaching to the sea, worth exploring for its unique terrain rock pools and uninterrupted sunset views from the cliff tops.
  • St Peters Pool is one of Malta’s hidden beaches; it’s small and secluded and you’ll need to take a taxi. A small rocky bay with some interesting rock formations, popular with locals, and good for quiet sun and sea, and nature spotting too.
  • The Blue Lagoon, Comino’s top attraction, is as picturesque as it sounds with white sand beaches and crystal-clear azure. Very popular in the summer months for swimming, expect it to be busy! You will need to take a boat to The Blue Lagoon, there are regular tours from Valletta’s Grand Harbour.
  • Ġnejna Bay is another hidden gem of Malta. Although secluded it’s easy to access and is good for families with young kids thanks to its shallow shoreline and sandy beach.
  • Ramla Bay in Gozo is another large sandy beach but is set in the beautiful countryside without overbearing hotels and resorts. Although the area is undeveloped, there are eateries on the beach so it’s great for spending the day on the red sands and in the clear waters.
  • Tas-Sliema, or Sliema Beach is a stretch of coastline leading to the vibrant St Julians. Essentially a line of flat rocks, it’s great for walking and sunbathing or picnicking and is a popular meeting place for groups of friends to hang out together. There are several lidos if you prefer to swim in a more predictable environment.
  • Armier Bay is the beach to be at if you want to barbecue, sip cocktails or dine al-fresco taking in the views of neighbouring islands Gozo and Comino. Not ideal for swimming, so it’s probably a place to visit if you want to enjoy being by the sea without the hassle of the sand and the salt.
  • Daħlet Qorrot is a tranquil fishing cover in Gozo. Its green grass slopes and sandstone steps make for a clean, film-set like hideaway for undisturbed meditation, reading or relaxing.
  • San Blas Bay is a peaceful white sand beach with shallow water, in a valley of a rocky cliff. It’s not accessible by car and needs a little rambling to reach the water. A great place to visit for an adventure. Simply beautiful!

If you want to see what other visitors think of the beaches, check out the Malta TripAdvisor Malta Beaches for some open and honest opinions, useful travel advice and first-hand experiences.