Malta is a vibrant and beautiful country, encompassing some of the world’s ancient cultural sites alongside stunning beaches and quaint towns. There really is something for everyone – you’ll even find a beach, ranging from the one’s tourists flock to the more quiet, secluded ones.
We’ve put together a top 4 of Malta’s must-see beaches, ranging from the ones tourists flock to the quiet, secluded ones.
1. Blue Lagoon
Situated on the west coast of Comino, one of Malta’s smaller sister islands is the ever-popular Blue Lagoon. It’s known for its crystal-clear waters and diverse marine life, attracting thousands of visitors every year. Although it will be busy, especially during the peak season, it’s absolutely worth fighting your way through the crowds to visit this stunning shore.
You can even take a dip in the sea and experience the incredible turquoise waters for yourself.
2. Golden Bay
The Golden Bay got its name from the gorgeous, reddish, sandy shoreline that characterises this part of the island, with some claiming it even emanates a golden glow during certain times. Situated on the main island of Malta on the west coast, it’s one of the country’s most easily accessible beaches, making it incredibly popular.
It’s not only the ease of accessibility that attracts tourists. The Golden Bay is a beach cove, surrounded by cliffs, naturally formed sand dunes and most importantly, lots of amenities. There are plenty of local restaurants and luxury hotels nearby, making the bay a great spot to call home during your time in Malta.
3. Ramla l-Ħamra
Similarly, to the Golden Bay, Ramla l-Ħamra’s sandy shore has a reddish hue, with the name directly translating to mean “Red Sandy Beach”. Located on Gozo, another of Malta’s smaller sister islands, it also tends to be a bit quieter than the two more famous beaches mentioned above.
You can expect beach service, local amenities and stunning views along Malta’s longest sandy shore. Make sure to check out the ancient statue of the Holy Mary and baby Jesus too – situated in the middle of the beach, it’ll make for some excellent photo opportunities.
4. Coral Lagoon
The Coral Lagoon, also known as Dragonara Cave, is a quieter spot among tourists. This is likely because it’s a bit trickier to get to, but don’t let that put you off. Although it’s more of a cave than a beach, this enchanting naturally formed sea cave still has crystal-clear waters you’d expect from any Maltese shore.
The trek to get there is absolutely worth it, leading you to peaceful, calm surroundings. Featuring an opening on the ceiling of the cave, you can stand right on the edge and gaze down into this stunning piece of nature’s work.
Malta is a wondrous country with plenty of offers, so it’s hard to narrow down just a few of the many fascinating sites into one list. These four are our personal favourites, but the ones you can choose to visit will depend on where you stay. If you can manage to squeeze in a visit to even just one of these gorgeous beaches during your stay, we promise you won’t regret it.
Author Name: Yvonne Hansen
Author Bio: Yvonne Hansen is a freelance writer who has been a digital nomad for over a decade. She likes adventures and particularly loves going to the beach.