Beaches & Bays

BIRŻEBBUĠA

Birżebbuġa, Malta

Birżebbuġa

Birżebbuġa is a flourishing, but small, seaside resort not far from Marsaxlokk in south-east Malta. Its shoreline hugs St. George's although the sandy beach is known as Pretty Bay. It has been a popular bathing spot for Maltese holiday-makers for decades.

Sand was non-existent and bathers took to the water from the flat rocks or from specially built platforms on the shoreline. In more recent years, the bay was artificially filled with sand recovered from the sea during dredging works for the nearby Freeport. Pretty Bay is now considered a sandy beach. It lies right in the town centre so there are plenty of shops and restaurants along the coastline. Outside Pretty Bay, towards St. George's Bay, you'll find a rocky shore ideal for sun bathing and snorkelling. St. George's Bay is a lovely inlet used by local fishermen who moor their boats there. The bay is a good venue for water sports such as windsurfing. Next to the small chapel of St. George's are some prehistoric cart ruts.

 

Contact Information

  • Contact: Birżebbuġa Local Council
  • Phone: +356 21650165
  • Phone: +356 21650444
  • Fax: +356 21657503

Facilities & Services

  • BarBar
  • CafeCafe'
  • Hire of EquipmentHire of Equipment
  • ParkingParking
  • Public PayphonePublic Payphone
  • Public ToiletsPublic Toilets
  • Shops within 1 kmShops within 1 km
  • Water SportsWater Sports

General Information

  • Beach Type:
    • Rocky
    • Sandy
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