Top 10 Places to Watch the Sunset in Malta
- Oct 10, 2020
There’s something so utterly enchanting about watching the sunset. Malta’s small size means that irrespective of where you find yourself at just before sunset, you’re always close to the next best sunset-watching spot.
The Red Tower – Mellieha
The Red Tower (it-Torri l-Ahmar in Maltese) is a stunning landmark that offers one of the most beautiful sunset-watching spots. Its hilltop location makes it ideal for height aficionados. The watchtower offers the spectacular scenery of the sun setting on the neighbouring cliffs, as the warm glow reflects on the tower’s deep red facade.
Fontanella – Mdina
In addition to its architectural splendour, Malta’s former Capital City offers some of the most scenic panoramic views in Malta. Order coffee and cake at Fontanella just before sunset and witness the arresting beauty of Malta’s landmarks at twilight.
Dingli Cliffs – Dingli
At 253 metres above sea-level, Dingli Cliffs mark the highest point of the islands. Stand on top of these cliffs, breathe in the salty air, and enjoy the open sea views as the rugged cliffs absorb the last few rays of sunshine.
Ghajn Tuffieha – Manikata
Ghajn Tuffieha (Apple’s Eye) could easily be renamed “The Perfect Sunset Beach.” It offers spectacular views from all angles and a light show like no other. For an adrenaline-rushing sunset spot, stand on top of the clay hills leading towards Gnejna Bay.
Fomm ir-Rih – Mgarr
The small, pebbly and secluded bay of Fomm ir-Rih (The Wind’s Mouth) offers some of the most incredible views of Malta’s natural wonders. This tranquil and serene bay is ideal for a spot of yoga and meditation. For a splendid evening, couple this with watching the skies turn orange and red as the sun bids farewell.
Cittadella – Victoria, Gozo
Gozo’s Cittadella (Citadel) is a menagerie of historic buildings and is a tangible testament to Gozo’s rich history. Although the path leading to the Cittadella is quite steep, sunset hunters will be pleased to learn that the Cittadella is home to several excellent spots for watching the sunset over the rolling hills and valleys of Gozo. Definitely worth the climb!
The Neolithic marvels of Hagar Qim can be best admired shortly after sunset – during that hour when the sunlight turns magical. Capture this window of opportunity to experience the megalithic temples of Hagar Qim and Mnajdra like never before.
Wied iz-Zurrieq – Zurrieq
The tiny harbour of Wied iz-Zurrieq is known for its human-made watchtower and the naturally-occurring series of caves collectively known as the Blue Grotto. Book a sunset boat ride, and witness the sun’s spectacular light show as it disappears beyond the horizon.
Qala Belvedere – Gozo
This tiny Gozitan village boasts breath-taking sea views that enable you to appreciate Comino and Malta from afar. Although not as famous as the rest of the spots mentioned in this list, the Qala Belvedere is easily the locals’ best-kept secret as it enables you to watch the sunset without a lot of people around.
Popeye Village – Mellieha
Popeye Village is a 1980s film set-turned-village (and tourist attraction). Adults and children alike can enjoy this small fun park since, in addition to the rustic buildings and quirky, Popeye-related attractions, the Village is located in Anchor Bay, one of the islands’ prime sunset spots.