We collaborated with the true experts in Malta tourism, Visit Malta, to bring you the top beaches for relaxing in Malta.
Little Armier Beach
Although its bigger sibling – Armier Beach – is often considered the go-to destination for beach days in Malta, you shouldn’t overlook this beautiful little bay. Being much more peaceful than some of the larger, more popular beaches in the area, it’s not surprising that this location is preferred by the locals. Shallow, crystal clear water is ideal for the whole family including the little tots, whereas there are also a few bars and small restaurants to pop over to if you’d like a drink or other refreshments. You can hire sunbeds with parasols, and there are also public toilets nearby, meaning you’ll be super comfortable.
Where can I find this beach? The northernmost tip of the island of Malta
Blue Lagoon Beach
Next up is the dazzling Blue Lagoon Beach. As its name suggests, this beach is a truly beautiful oasis with its clear, yet vibrant blue waters surrounded with rocky coves. Those that visit often remark on how lovely it is despite being, at times, a little crowded. If you’re looking for a buzzing atmosphere in amidst one of Malta’s most naturally beautiful seascapes, this is the place to go. There’s also the opportunity to hire boats, or board a pre-organised trip with other holidaymakers. There are a few facilities around, including a public toilet and a kiosk for snacks and drinks.
Where can I find this beach? North West coast of the neighbouring island of Comino
Ramla Bay Beach
Ramla Bay beach in Gozo was ranked 21st in a list of the best 50 beaches on the planet by The Guardian in 2016. If that’s not reason enough to go and visit when you’re in Malta, we don’t know what is. It is the largest, the best and still the most unspoilt haven on the island of Gozo, attracting throngs of visitors to its coastline year after year. Its iconic red sand is something you will want to witness; it is a truly unique sight. The sea is shallow and perfect for younger children, but there is also a path leading up to Taht l-Irdum where the water is deeper and perfect for a swim. Again, the beach affords several facilities meaning you’ll be well within comfort; there are several snack bars, cafes, a public toilet, parking and equipment hire once you arrive.
Where can I find this beach? Not too far from the charming village of Xaghra
Golden Bay Beach
Golden Bay is a stunning sandy beach set within a cliff face, located along unspoiled Maltese countryside. The bay offers one of the most remarkable sunsets in Malta, making it the perfect location for a barbeque in the evening or to simply take in the breath-taking view. The azure blue Mediterranean Sea and cliffs surrounding the bay provide an excellent spot for swimming and snorkelling which both adults and children can enjoy. The beach has its own beach hut cafes, sunbeds and water sports available.
Where can I find this beach? On the north-west coast of Malta, nearby the village of Manikata
Ghajn Tuffieha Bay Beach
Ghajn Tuffieha Bay is the second sandy beach in a chain of beaches together with Golden Bay and Gnejna Bay. The beach is tranquil and ideal if you want to escape the crowds to truly relax with picturesque views. The rugged coastline and the hillside behind the beach gives Ghain Tuffieha a natural and untouched feel – a gem in the Mediterranean-Sea. There is a small kiosk and hut renting sunbeds, umbrellas and a small range of water sports equipment.
Where can I find this beach? Within walking distance of Golden Bay
Mellieha Bay Beach
Mellieha Bay is Malta’s longest sandy beach stretching across 800m, making it one of the most popular beaches with holiday makers. The beach slopes gently into ankle deep crystal clear water for approximately 50-meters, making it a perfect child-friendly beach. Mellieha Bay has an abundance of water sports to offer including water-skiing, windsurfing, kite surfing and canoeing. There are also plenty of cafes and bars to choose from that surround the bay.
Where can I find this beach? In Mellieha, on the north-east coast of Malta
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