Discover All The Beaches in Malta – Full List

Discover All The Beaches in Malta – Full List

Do you dream of an Ideal beach getaway? Be prepared to be swept away as we unveil a comprehensive guide to all the different types of beaches in Malta.


From hidden bays to diverging shores, each beach in Malta is a unique treasure waiting to be explored. Let’s delve into the local tips and insights that will ensure your visit to these beaches is a remarkable one.

Fun Fact !

The megalithic temples that have been built  on the archipelago are older than the pyramids of Egypt.

To this day, historians still baffle on how people were able to build such magnificent structures in their era.

Northern Beaches

Settled along the northern coast of the Maltese island lies a coastal wonderland, where nature enthusiasts are lured to the sandy shores and greenish blue waters.

The Northern Beaches of the island offer a wide range of amusing retreats, sandy shores, and rocky coves, each exhibiting its own distinct character and ambiance.

From the fascinating sandy formations to the turquoise waters, these beaches promise a memorable experience for nature lovers.

Mellieha Bay

Also known as Ghadira Bay, Mellieha Bay is the largest and one of the most beautiful sandy beaches in the Northern part of the island.

Located in the Northwestern part of Mellieha, this sun-kissed sandy beach’s shallow water is ankle deep for about 50 meters out to the sea, making it easily accessible, and one of the most friendly beaches for a family getaway in malta.

From swimming, kite surfing, windsurfing, water-skiing, to blowing up water platforms for kids and even canoeing, the water activities in Mellieha Bay are endless.

🏝️ Type of Beach

📍 Location

🗺️ How to Get There

🐙 Jellyfish

Sandy

Mellieha, North of Malta

Accessible by Bus or Car

Never

Għajn Tuffieħa

Nestled on Malta’s stunning Northwestern coast, Għajn Tuffieħa (Apple’s Eye) also known as Riviera Beach, boasts of a more secluded and idyllic setting.

With its sandy shore among rugged cliffs and endless clear seas, this beach offers a picturesque retreat for nature lovers seeking tranquility.

🏝️ Type of Beach

📍 Location

🗺️ How to Get There

🐙 Jellyfish

Sandy

Mgarr in the NW part of Malta

Accessible by Bus or Car

Often (during certain seasons)

Golden Bay

Just as the name suggests, Golden Bay is known for its soft yellowish sands that give an appealing golden glow during sunset in the summer months. This beach is one of the most popular beaches in Malta.

Its breathtaking views makes it an ideal tourist attraction, while its high, rocky cliffs provide a good shelter from winds. The waters are generally free from jellyfish, making it a worry-free environment to relax and enjoy the beauty of the Mediterranean coastline.

🏝️ Type of Beach

📍 Location

🗺️ How to Get There

🐙 Jellyfish

Sandy

Mellieha, NW of Malta

Accessible by Bus or Car

Never

Southern Beaches

Heading south from the vibrant cityscape of Valletta, Malta’s Southern Beaches unveil a world of serenity and natural beauty.

Dotted along the Southern Coast of the Maltese island, these beaches offer a delightful escape for beach lovers who seek recreation and adventure.

St. Peter’s Pool

Lying South of the island, St. Peter’s Pool is a natural rock pool located in the scenic village of Marsaxlokk. This rocky gem boasts of a unique coastal experience away from conventional sandy beaches.

With no jellyfish to worry about, this beach is the perfect spot for cliff diving, swimming, sunbathing and host of other activities.

🏝️ Type of Beach

📍 Location

🗺️ How to Get There

🐙 Jellyfish

Rocky

Marsaxlokk, SE of Malta

Accessible by Bus or Car

Never

Pretty Bay

The beach of Pretty Bay sits pretty in Birżebbuġa town, a seaside area in the Southern part of the Maltese island. This bay is a man-made beach which was originally a rocky beach area, but was artificially filled with sand recovered from the sea.

Easily accessible by bus or car, this beach is famous for water sports, swimming, and sunbathing among others.

🏝️ Type of Beach

📍 Location

🗺️ How to Get There

🐙 Jellyfish

Sandy

Birżebbuġa, South of Malta

Accessible by Bus or Car

Often (Seasonal)

St. Thomas Bay

St. Thomas Bay is a large and natural secluded bay which offers a blend of rocky and sandy terrain. Located in the Southeastern part of Marsascala, St. Thomas bay offers a versatile coastal experience to suit every visitor’s preference.

The tranquil and turquoise water, together with the absence of jellyfish make it an ideal destination for swimmers and snorkelers alike. The rocky terrain provides an opportunity for those seeking a bit of adventure.

🏝️ Type of Beach

📍 Location

🗺️ How to Get There

🐙 Jellyfish

Rocky & Sandy

Marsascala, South of Malta

Accessible by Bus or Car

Never

Beaches on the East Coast

The East Coast of the Maltese island awakens as the sun rises over the Mediterranean horizon, offering a fascinating display of beaches that perfectly represents the island’s charm and allure.

These vibrant East coast bays, close to all day and night life, offer travelers everything from snorkeling, water sports to tranquility.

St. George’s Bay

Located in the electric town of St. Julian, St. George’s Bay is a small and attractive bay where many visitors as well as locals like to take a dip into the clean Maltese waters.

This bay boasts of a picturesque sandy beach, and is a perfect backdrop for beach days filled with sun-soaked memories.

🏝️ Type of Beach

📍 Location

🗺️ How to Get There

🐙 Jellyfish

Sandy

St. Julian’s, East of Malta

Accessible by Bus or Car

Often (Seasonal)

Balluta Bay

Balluta Bay is a small, yellow, man-made sandy beach with a rocky shoreline and crystal-clear waters.

This bay allows you to enjoy a refreshing coastal escape, as well as the tranquility that comes with the tide pools. Bars and restaurants surround this beach for a quick break and delicious Mediterranean meal.

🏝️ Type of Beach

📍 Location

🗺️ How to Get There

🐙 Jellyfish

Sandy

St. Julian’s, East of Malta

Accessible by Bus or Car

Never

Baħar iċ-Ċagħaq

Baħar iċ-Ċagħaq which translates to ‘Sea of Pebbles’ in English is a rocky beach where you can swim, snorkel and enjoy fresh ice-creams.

With the absence of jellyfish, this secluded beach offers a quieter alternative to the most popular beaches on the island, and is an ideal destination for families seeking a serene environment for sunbathing, swimming, and a host of other activities.

🏝️ Type of Beach

📍 Location

🗺️ How to Get There

🐙 Jellyfish

Sandy

Baħar iċ-Ċagħaq, East of Malta

Accessible by Bus or Car

Never