Best Malta Beaches + Best Gozo Beaches

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Golden Bay Beach

Golden Bay Beach got its name from its fine golden sand. This beautiful beach with its rocky cliffs and shallow waters is a favorite among locals and tourists. It is surrounded by local shops, restaurants, and food kiosks, so finding a place to eat at during your day at the beach won’t be difficult. A lot of people head to the Golden Bay Beach to barbecue, too. Families and groups of friends stay until the late afternoon to grill and watch the sunset. The unspoiled and undeveloped countryside offers the best and most scenic views to every person who visits.

Mellieha Bay

Mellieha is a village in northern Malta that sits on top of a hill, making for a beautiful panoramic view of its old buildings and whitewashed houses. It’s not a busy town, so you’ll have a quiet and relaxing vacation when you visit here. Tourists particularly like going to Mellieha Bay, also known as Ghadira Bay, which is the largest sandy beach in Malta. It’s a family-friendly destination because the water is shallow, just ankle-deep for about 150 feet from the beach, so children are free to play in the water with adult supervision. You can also go wind and kite surfing, water skiing, and canoeing at Mellieha Bay.

Paradise Bay

Paradise Bay is a popular beach destination in Northern Malta. Both tourists and locals love lounging under the blue umbrellas that line the beach, swimming in its shallow waters, and hiking in the surrounding hills. The beach is pretty small, so it can get crowded during the peak season. But it can still be a fun experience, especially when there are parties with local DJs playing the latest hits. There’s a restaurant by the beach where you can have a meal. Sometimes, during the summer, a barbecue and buffet is served right by the beach. There’s also a shop nearby where you can purchase beach toys.

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Ghar Lapsi

Ghar Lapsi is nothing like a normal beach. It is more of a cove surrounded by rocks that separates it from the ocean and creates a natural swimming pool with a small cave right on the water. It really is an interesting place to visit when you’re in Malta. You’ll always find people swimming in its clear ocean green waters, especially during the summer when the sun is out and the weather’s hot. It’s about a kilometer south of the Blue Grotto, another popular Malta destination. The Blue Grotto is a series of sea caverns in the southeast coast of Malta.

St. Peter’s Pool

St. Peter’s Pool in Malta is truly a natural wonder. It’s not technically a beach but a rocky alcove, like a swimming pool created by Mother Nature herself. There’s a rocky ledge several feet above the water where people love to lounge or jump off of to dive into the crystal clear green ocean water. It is a little bit difficult to reach because you have to go through rough roads to reach this destination. But it will all be worth it when you see the view from St. Peter’s Pool. It’s the perfect place to spend a day in the water.

Anchor Bay

A secluded bay that has scenic views from the adjacent cliffs, Anchor Bay is like a place from a fairy tale. It might as well have been; this beautiful beach has been featured in the Robin Williams film titled Popeye (1980). The name of the beach came from the old anchor on the right side of the bay, which you can see underwater. Tourists also love snorkeling in Anchor Bay to explore the Scorpion Cave on its left side – a natural formation with an entrance completely submerged in water. It’s not as popular as the other beaches in Malta because it’s primarily a diving and snorkeling spot, so keep that in mind.

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