BEACHES OF MALTA
The best sandy beaches in Malta
What are the best beaches in Malta?
In this article we will introduce you to the best sandy beaches you can find on the island of Malta, services they have and that winds are protected.
The Maltese coast is formed by cliffs, bays and coves of great beauty, where what prevails is mostly rock, except for some sandy beaches where we find.
The west coast is the one that has a greater number of beaches with sand, Golden Bay, Paradise bay, Ghran Tuffija, re-bay.
We found in northwestern Creek apiaries just below the hotel Selmun Mellieha bay, the largest of all and one of the most visited since it meets the perfect conditions for families with children; its crystalline waters, with white sand bottom and very shallow.
Easily accessible by public transportation and services necessary to spend a family beach.
Location map beaches of Malta
Mellieha Beach (Ghadira)
Located just below the town of Mellieha, on the road leading to Cirkewwa and the Gozo ferry.
We will find a white sand beach, crystal water, sandy bottom and shallow.
Throughout it all there are different restaurants, chiringuitos, Rental of sun loungers, piraguas,
aquatic bikes, You will then be able to celebrate those magical moments in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
Get there early because vacation sun loungers and parasols extends almost the entire beach and
loungers free zone is filled quickly.
Wind: Wind east and northeast we find waves and depending on the intensity of it can be uncomfortable and lifting the sand.
How to get to Mellieha Bay?
By bus: 41 – 42 – 49- 101- 221 – 222 – 250
Located in the nort-west coast of Malta hotel just opposite the Paradise. It is a small cove well protected from the winds of this.
Background sand and rock, very clear and deeper than water Mellieha.
In the cove there is a restaurant with deckchairs and canoes rental. In summer it is visited both by land and by sea.
Wind: With a northwest wind can be created waves in the bay.
How to get to Paradise Bay:
If we go by car we will find a parking lot just above the beach, We have to walk 5 minutes to reach the sand.
The bus drops us right next to the parking.
By bus: 101
On the west coast of Malta we find one of the most famous beaches on the island, Golden bay. Personally it's not that I like because apart from having the Radisson hotel in summer it has a large influx of tourists which does not allow calm.
With reddish sand and rock sandy bottom and is suitable to go with children. Youth groups usually visit at sunset since by its geographical position allows us to contemplate one of the best sunsets on the island.
Restaurant offers, bar, rent jet skis, canoes, diving center.
If we drive have to tell that according to what time is difficult to park near the beach.
Wind: west wind, northwest and southwest swell may have in relation to the wind.
How to get to Golden Bay:
By bus: 44 – 101 – 225
Very near Golden Bay Southbound find Ghajn Tuffieha beach. Something smaller and more natural than its neighbor.
Combined with reddish sand and sand and stone background, usually quieter than Golden bay but also find groups of students and tourists in general.
To reach it we must descend a staircase in less than 4 minutes leads to the sand.
It has parking up the road but as Golden bay if we noon it will be difficult to find space.
Wind: West, northwest and southwest will bring waves.
How to get to Ghajn Tuffieha:
By bus: 101 – 225
One of the most authentic you will find, it is here where we can share with local people our beach day.
It is further south of Tuffieha and under the village of Mgarr.
This beach is more wild and natural than its neighbors on the west coast, white sand background sand and rock. During the summer season small trucks where we can buy drinks and food are installed.
Access is highly recommended by car as by public transport have to walk more than half an hour.
It has parking right on the beach.
Wind: Waves with westerlies
How to get to Gnejna Bay
The oral Rih
If what you want is to be in full nature, virtually alone on a sandy beach away from buildings and people? Fomm go-Rich is your beach.
Situated on the west coast of Malta and not too far from Mdina and Rabat is this small bay where we have to walk for a few minutes along a path that goes up and down to get to the beach.
Ir-Rih in Fomm not find any services, It is part of its charm, so if you find a beach with white sand, crystal clear turquoise and white sand bottom stained rock where the practice is very suitable snorkel.
If we want to visit with young children must take into account the way back for quite rise.
From this beach if we want to walk you can visit the cliffs of the same name and the Roman settlement located on them.
Fomm ir-Rih is protected from the easterly winds.
Beautiful cove just below the hotel in Mellieha Selmun, with background of white sand and turquoise water.
This beach is visited by Maltese during weekends, to get to it if we have to drive a few minutes down to the sand. The arrival road is narrow parking places where you can only have a car.
Bus if we have to get off at Mellieha and from there walk about half an hour to the beach.
It does not have any services.
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