Beaches & Bays

Malta has beaches for everyone, from windsurfers to sunbathers. Choose from golden sand, red sand, rocks, blue lagoons and even inland seas. Some beaches and rocky shores are off the beaten track, but worth seeking out for their seclusion. Do not miss a boat trip to Comino's Blue Lagoon for the ultimate in azure water. On larger beaches, you will find cafes or snack bars open during the summer season. With Malta's climate, beach life lasts well into October. Enjoy water sports and activities like windsurfing, jet and water skiing, parakiting and fun rides. You can hire equipment from beach cafes or shops nearby.

The main coastal resorts and larger sandy beaches are in the northern part of Malta. Malta's most popular beaches are Mellieħa Bay, Għajn Tuffieħa and Golden Bay. For smaller, quieter beaches, try those at the tip of Malta, overlooking Gozo - Paradise Bay and Armier. In Gozo, the most beautiful beach is Ramla l-Ħamra, a large beach of unusual red sand nestling by countryside. Gozo and Comino offer plenty of out-of-the-way rocky inlets with clear waters and perfect snorkelling.

Discover our beaches and bays by using the intreractive map or the listing below.

Find out about the various Blue Flag Beaches and Beaches of Quality around the Maltese Islands here.


Ramla Bay

Ramla Bay

Limits of Xagħra, Gozo Ramla is Gozo's largest sandy bay and one of the most beautiful on the Maltese Islands. The beach here is of a deep, reddish-gold hue. The bay is surrounded by countryside and nestles below steep terraced hills and the mythical Calypso's Cave.
Tel:+356 21584474
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Slugs Bay

Slugs Bay

Mellieħa, Malta Slugs Bay is a secluded, tiny, pocket beach with a few square metres of sand located in the Marfa ridge overlooking Mellieħa.
Tel:+356 21521333, +356 21521666
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St. George's Bay

St. George's Bay

St. Julian’s, Malta A recent major improvement on the previous tiny patch of sand that used to be St. George's Bay, this beach is now larger and properly managed.
Tel:+356 22915174
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St. Marija Bay

St. Marija Bay

Santa Marija Bay, Comino This is one of the most popular bathing spots on Comino, a 3.5 square kilometre island renowned for its crystal clear waters.
Tel:+356 21561515, +356 21560909
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St. Nicholas Bay

St. Nicholas Bay

San Niklaw Bay, Comino This is one of the most popular bathing spots on Comino, a 3.5 square kilometre island renowned for its crystal clear waters.
Tel:+356 21561515, +356 21560909
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St. Paul's Bay

St. Paul's Bay

St. Paul’s Bay, Malta St. Paul's Bay and its neighbours Buġibba and Qawra are Malta's largest, seaside resorts. They offer plentiful accommodation ranging from self-catering apartments to hotel complexes and a variety of nightlife and leisure options.
Tel:+356 21585888, +356 21583058
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St. Thomas Bay

St. Thomas Bay

Marsaskala, Malta St. Thomas' Bay, a ten-minute walk around the headland from Malta's main southern resort of Marsascala, is a large, natural inlet typical of the southern coastline.
Tel:+356 21637171, +356 21637744
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Tas Sliema

Tas Sliema

Tas-Sliema, Malta Sliema is one of Malta's main coastal resort towns and a heartland for shopping, entertainment and cafe life. The long stretch of rocky coastline that goes from from Qui-si-Sana all the way to St. Julian's is thronged with sunbathers during the peak summer months.
Tel:+356 21337633, +356 21345333
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