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Beach Hopping in Malta

Sandy Beaches in Malta

As a rock situated slap bang in the middle of the Mediterranean, Malta often holds the impression that it doesn’t have any sandy beaches. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth.

While Malta does have many rocky beaches and cliffs, there are plenty of beautiful, sandy hot-spots for you to enjoy this summer.

Here are four of The Phoenicia’s favourite beaches in Malta.

Golden Bay

Located on the northwest coast of Malta, Golden Bay is one of the most visited beaches in Malta, and it’s not hard to see why. Based within a beautiful bay, Golden Bay was one of the first beaches in Malta to earn its blue flag. Easily accessible and reachable with public transport, this beach offers plenty of amenities and is the perfect location for families to enjoy some sunbathing on a nice sandy beach. Sunset here is truly magnificent too, if you stay to watch.

Għajn Tuffieħa

In the next bay along from Golden Bay, one will find Għajn Tuffieha. Għajn Tuffieha much like Golden Bay, offers breathtaking panoramic views. The difference with this beach, is that it almost feels like a hideaway. Don’t get us wrong, it does get very busy, but it feels less exposed than Golden Bay next door.

Mellieha Bay

Mellieħa Bay (also referred to locally as Għadira Bay) is the largest sandy beach in Malta and one of the best beaches in the Mediterranean. It is by far one of the most popular of Malta’s beaches and with a surf that remains shallow for a good distance out and easy access, this spot is a firm favourite for families with children, who tend to set up camp for the day, mostly on weekends.

Armier Bay

Located in the far north of Malta, Armier is another beautiful sandy beach that families can enjoy. With an abundance of parking, and public transport options, this little slice of paradise is just what you need when looking for a quiet beach for you and your family to enjoy.

Mediterranean Sea in Malta
Ghadira Bay Malta
Golden Bay Malta


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