Marsaxlokk Bay

A Fishing Village Steeped In Culture.
Malta Places Of Interest

Part Two

It is a favorite because it offers...

Marsaxlokk Bay Beach Facilities: There are no beach facilities in the area. It is therefore advisable that one takes along the essentials.

Getting there: If driving your own rented car, take the road leading to Zejtun. Follow the signs on the main road until you find the signs which will take you to the centre of the village which is adjacent to the sea shore.

Public transport: Buses to take you here:

From Mellieha / Cirkewwa, take 41 or 42 to Valletta then 85.

From Bugibba / Qawra area, take 31 to Valletta then 85.

From Sliema / St. Julians area, take 12 or 13 to Valletta, then 85.

From Valletta terminus take bus number 85.

Parking: Abundant along the promenade.

Rest rooms: There is a public rest room in the centre of the bay adjacent to the sea shore in front of the main church square.

Sightseeing Buses: The CitySightseeing Malta hop-on hop-off service, passes from Marsaxlokk too. First departure from Valletta Waterfront at 9.15 am to 16.10 pm every 30 minutes. You have to get on the South Malta red line. Marsaxlokk is stop number 4. Tickets costs €20 for adults and €10 for children. They cover all three routes around Malta and are valid for two days. Included in the price is a harbour cruise.

Closest villages: The closest is Birzebbugia, Zejtun and Marsascala.

Malta hotels in the vicinity of the beach: There are no hotels but there are a few apartments for rent. Very close by there is Birzebbugia and on the other flank Marsascala, a very touristic location. In these two locations you will find a very good selection of 2 & 3 star hotels and apartments for rent.

Tourists enjoying the view

Area food & drink: All restaurants offer a particular experience in fresh locally caught fish and sea food. Most fish restaurants are open for lunch and dinner and are sought after by all types of persons, not least by foreigners who live or work in Malta.

We suggest that here is a good choice for meals, not only for the fresh fish on offer but also for its’ quiet and picturesque location. For those who come to our islands in search of a relaxing holiday, this is the place where this can be achieved.

Cultural attractions: Despite its importance in the history of Malta over the years and its reputation as the most picturesque seaside locality in Malta, remains a simple fishing village. Despite having become very commercialized, the beauty is in its old houses laden with character.

The typical Maltese church with the large square at the front, and the laid back village atmosphere that enable it to retain its character.

Various historic buildings can be still seen in the harbour, while the fishing nets are still spread on the quay to dry in the sun.

The Parish Church which is located in front of the promenade, was built in 1897 and is dedicated to our Lady of Pompei.

Tas-Silg historical site

The Tas-Silg historical sites are a living memory of generations of culture that have settled on this island over centuries. It is worth viewing a feature describing its’ importance.

St. Lucian Tower

It has been used for many centuries by inhabitants and invaders alike. In fact the Knights of St. John had constructed a large fortification which is called St. Lucian. It is located at the centre of the port on a peninsula. It’s main purpose had been to protect this harbour from invaders to which often fell prey.

Fort Delimara

It was built by the British Forces during their presence in Malta in the period 1880. Its principal scope was to protect Marsaxlokk Bay. Located at the mouth of the bay, it was built almost underground so as to camoflage it from unwanted invaders.

Marsaxlokk bay is the location mentioned on all Malta guide books.

The power station located within this bay

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