Ghajn Tuffieha Malta Beach Quality: Blue Flag program.
Beach facilities: Two Kiosks are available at this beach, the first is located at the car park at the top of the stairs.
Riviera Martinique Lido is at the side of the beach offering a range of food and drinks, as well as renting out deckchairs and umbrellas.
Getting There: Getting there by car is very easy. A tourist map of Malta will guide your way to this beach. Follow the signs up to Bugibba main arterial road. On arriving at a large roundabout, follow the road signs to Cirkewwa and Mellieha. Proceed along this main road which overlooks St. Paul’s Bay. At the next roundabout look out for the sign for Ghajn Tuffieha and Golden Bay. Proceed all the way. These two bays are adjacent to each other. The signs will help you get here.
Bus route 44 from Valletta
Bus route 223 from Bugibba
Bus route 225 from Sliema
Bus route 101 from Cirkewwa
Parking: Cars can be parked in the large area reserved for parking at the top of the stairs. Parking is free but since there is an official car parking attendant he expects to be tipped.
Warnings: The sea might be a bit rough at times. There are safety lines installed from June to October and maintained by the Gaia Foundation. These are very popular with the bathers who frequent the bay. Coloured flags also indicate the sea conditions.
Persons with less mobility: Wheelchair ramps are not available since the beach is surrounded by sloping ground and the beach is only accessible via stairs.
Rest rooms: Public toilets are not availabe but the restaurant toilet facilities can be used.
Beach furniture: Renting of beach furniture from the Riviera Martinique restaurant. You can also bring your own.
Bar-b-ques: Bar-b-ques are allowed on the beach but the area is restricted. It is recommended to minimise any spilage on the sand. Charcoal bins are provided.
Camps: No one can erect a camp on the sandy beach.
Closest village: Manikata village is very close. St. Paul’s Bay is further back through the same road coming here.
Hotels in the vicinity of the Beach: Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta Golden Sands.
Ghajn Tuffieha Tower
The Ghajn Tuffieha Tower was constructed under the reign of Grand Master Juan de Lascaris-Castellar. This is one of the seven coastal towers built in the period 1637 to 1640 and is located on the edge of the peninsula between Golden Bay and Ghajn Tuffieha Bay.
This was past of the defense strategy established by the Knights of Malta which also included coastal batteries in various areas which were vulnerable. It is accessible from the end of the bay’s car park. Do not miss the view from this location. The Knights of Malta had a defense strategy with other several coastal towers and coastal batteries.
Ancient Roman Baths
The Għajn Tuffieha Roman Baths comprises a number of rooms. These show it had the same characteristics of a Roman bath formation with all the necessary amenities.
Located beside a natural spring for a continuous flow of fresh and abundant water supply,it is surrounded with a wall and normally closed to the public. The rooms are decorated with formidable small marble coloured roman mosaic.
Enjoy your day at Ghajn Tuffieha Malta Bay.