Top 10 Must-Visit Beaches in Malta for Your Perfect Island Getaway






Malta is renowned for its stunning beaches, offering a blend of sandy shores, pristine waters, and scenic landscapes. Whatever your preference, Malta's diverse coastline has a perfect beach for everyone. Here are some of the best beaches to visit in Malta and Gozo!

1. Għajn Tuffieħa Bay (Riviera Beach):

Just south of Golden Bay, Għajn Tuffieħa Bay offers a more tranquil atmosphere with its reddish-golden sands and pristine waters. The beach is accessible by a staircase of over 200 steps descending from a high cliff, which helps preserve its serene environment by limiting crowd size compared to more easily accessible beaches.

2. Golden Bay:

Located on the northwest coast, Golden Bay is one of Malta's most popular beaches. It features golden sands, clear waters, and excellent facilities, including restaurants and water sports rentals. The beach is also known for its spectacular sunsets.

3. Mellieħa Bay (Għadira Bay):

As the largest sandy beach in Malta, Mellieħa Bay is perfect for families and those looking to enjoy water sports. The shallow waters make it ideal for younger children or for those who are not too confident in deeper depths, and there are plenty of amenities, including cafes and rental services.

4. Paradise Bay:

Situated in the northern part of Malta, near Ċirkewwa, Paradise Bay is a beautiful and secluded beach known for its clear turquoise waters and stunning natural surroundings. The clear waters and rocky seabed make Paradise Bay a popular spot for snorkelling and diving, with various marine life to observe.

5. Armier Bay:

Armier Bay, in the northern part of Malta, consists of two main beaches: Armier and Little Armier. Known for their clear waters and lively atmosphere, these beaches are popular with locals and tourists alike. There are also several beach clubs and restaurants nearby.

6. St. Peter’s Pool:

Although not a traditional sandy beach, St. Peter’s Pool in the south is a natural swimming pool with crystal-clear waters and stunning rock formations. It's a great spot for swimming, snorkelling, and cliff diving.

7. Wied iż-Żurrieq

Surrounded by restaurants on the upper part, where one can taste local cuisine, Wied iz-Żurrieq is a must-visit. From here you can take boat rides to Blue Grotto cave, while enjoying the views of Filfla. It is also a renowned diving spot as there's the Um el Faroud shipwreck.

8. Ramla Bay (Gozo):

Located on Malta’s sister island, Gozo, Ramla Bay is famous for its unique red sand and beautiful surroundings. The bay is spacious and less crowded, making it perfect for a relaxing day at the beach.

9. Ħondoq ir-Rummien (Gozo):

Another beautiful gem in Gozo, Ħondoq ir-Rummien is a small beach with crystal-clear waters ideal for snorkelling and diving. The beach is relatively quiet and offers stunning views of the surrounding cliffs and the island of Comino.

10. Blue Lagoon (Comino):

On the small island of Comino, the Blue Lagoon is renowned for its turquoise waters and white sandy bottom. It’s one of the most beautiful and popular swimming spots in the Maltese archipelago, perfect for a day trip.

Each of these beaches offers something unique, whether it's the bustling atmosphere of Golden Bay or the tranquil beauty of Ramla Bay. When planning a trip to the beach in Malta, consider the accessibility, amenities, and the atmosphere you desire. Whether you want a bustling beach with lots of facilities or a secluded spot with stunning natural beauty, Malta has plenty of options to offer. What are your top 10? Let us know!

Shanna Mercieca


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