Here are my tips for three beautiful, sandy beaches in Malta.
Mellieha beach lies in the north east of the island, just off the road to the Gozo ferry, which makes it very accessible. This was my favourite Malta beach; the water was calm so I enjoyed my swim there, although it was rather cold initially (we were in Malta in late May). It’s a good beach for kids as the water is shallow until quite far out.
I imagine that this beach gets very busy in the high season. I was surprised that we couldn’t find showers or public toilets here.
Paradise Bay is located close to Cirkewwa, where you take the ferry to the neighbouring island of Gozo. It’s easy to reach if you have a hire car, as it’s about one kilometre along a pretty rough road, signposted to your left just as you drive into Cirkewwa. You could walk there from the nearest bus stop but you’ll have to lug all your gear and get a mouthful of dust if anyone drives past. Even if you come by car there’s still quite a few steps down to the beach from the makeshift car park.
There’s a restaurant with views over the beach.
Golden Bay is on the west coast of Malta and you can get there by bus. We visited a couple of times as it was sheltered from the wind. I went swimming here but it was a bit choppy for my liking. The first day we went was a Sunday and it was hard to find a parking space as there seemed to be an event on at the Raddison Blu hotel. It was much quieter on a week day.
There are a few restaurants/cafes and public toilets here. The beach is spoilt a bit by all the black wheelie bins, I don’t think there need to be quite so many.
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