Our Top 5 Beaches in Malta
Malta forms part of the archipelago made up of three islands, namely Malta, Gozo and Comino, which boast an abundance of beautiful beaches in Malta. These beautiful islands are situated in the middle of the Mediterranean and benefit from a warm climate and pleasant weather all year round.
While Malta may be the smallest country in the European Union, but with abundant sunshine, fascinating history, and rugged terrain, it really packs a punch! The beaches managed by the Malta Tourism Authority (MTA) strive to meet international standards in safety, bathing water quality, services and environmental awareness. As a result Malta now boasts of eleven Blue Flag Beaches (Blue Flag is a globally recognised eco-label)! Through sustainable beach management operations locals and tourists can benefit from the good use of the coast while respecting the natural environment.
Keep reading to discover our Top 5 beaches selection in Malta that you must see!!
1. St. George’s Bay
At the top, St Georges bay, one of the most attractive sandy beaches in Malta, which also has a Blue Flag status, meaning it is 100% clean and safe. You can arrive here in only a short and easy 20 minutes walk from Atlas (Find the map here). It is located in the heart of the entertainment mecca known as “Paceville” and offers many restaurants, cafes and ice cream parlours along the promenade. It is an enjoyable sandy beach bur remember that bar-b-ques and camp are not permitted. We suggest visiting a fantastic and characteristic bar like White Wine & Food that is located close to the beach. Here you can try the Maltese food and drinks with your friends or loved ones![/fusion_text]
2. Għajn Tuffieħa
This is definitely one of the beaches that you should visit! The panoramic views and clean water are just amazing! It is also a Blue Flags beach and you can find the perfect balance between raw nature and man-made facilities here. The beach is sandy and is great for sunbathing or swimming! Our only advice before going is to be aware that getting down to the beach requires a descent of a tall flight of steps. This means you’ll want to retain some of your energy for the way back up!
It is the travellers’ choice 2020 of TripAdvisor, with reviews such as “It’s probably one of the most beautiful beaches I’ve seen in a while… There’s not a lot of people and it’s surrendered by nature. The sand is pretty and the water is so transparent!”
From Atlas you can take the bus 225 to the bus stop “Riviera” and it will only take around 35 – 40 minutes. Way worth the trip! (Find the map here).
3. Qawra Point
Our next suggestion is the Ta` Fra Ben Bay (Qawra Point), blue flag beach and named after its watchtower that overlooks the area. Qawra and neighbouring Buġibba are Malta’s largest, seaside resort towns. The coastline promenade stretches from Salina Bay to St. Paul’s Bay taking in some of the Islands’ best open sea views and a vista over to St. Paul’s Island.
The shore is rocky, but that has not impacted its appeal. The flat rocks provide places for sunbathing and there are access points every so often for swimmers. The water is deep and clean, clear and safe for bathing. This beach is very close to the Malta National Aquarium!
An incredible experience and amazing activity to do with your friends! It is only 30 minutes by bus from Atlas Language School (Find the map here). It doesn’t tend to get very busy here, so it is perfect for a relaxing time!!
4. Fond Għadir
Another great spot is the Fond Għadir, the Tas-Sliema, which is located in one long stretch of rocky shore. The promenade is popular for long walks and for a snack or good meal, day and night, while enjoying the shoreline. Fond Għadir is one of the most popular areas of the Tas-Sliema coastline! Curiously, the area is dotted with receptacles dug out of the rock that, in the past, were used for the production of sea salt. Moreover, the sea is deep, clean, clear and safe to swim. It is also excellent for snorkelling! You should give yourself a trial swim! You will get here in only 15 minutes of the bus…isn’t this fantastic!? (Find the map here).
5. Blue Lagoon
Last but not least we really recommend a trip to the Blue Lagoon, a place that definitely deserves your visit!! The Blue Lagoon is located on the island of Comino and is one of Malta’s not so hidden gems. It is a bucket-list location known for its crystal clear turquoise blue waters and jagged cliffs. Because it is a little bit further away we suggest going on a day trip there and going early – keeping in mind the trip can take just over two hours. Snorkel, swim, sunbathe and slide into the turquoise water are the most favourite activities to do there! Our suggestion to get there is take the bus until Marfa or Cirkewwa and get the ferry boat that usually runs every 30 min to the Blue Lagoon. Once you arrive, you will be surrounded by the lagoon’s crystal clear water and feel like you have found paradise! To see more about the beautiful Blue Lagoon watch this video!
Finally, come to Atlas Malta and experience the Malta beaches in all their beauty while improving your English.
We organise great day and weekend trips to the must-see attractions!
Have fun and practise your English at the same time – A dream that becomes true with us!