Mellieha bay, also known as Ghadira bay, is the largest and most popular Malta beach. It is situated in the north of the island along the main road leading to the Gozo Ferry Terminal. Ghadira bay is named after the Mellieha village which is very close by upon the hill.
The sea is shallow for a long stretch along the beach. The average level is fifteen to sixty centemetres all depending to the daily natural currents. This offers many possibilities for many to entertain themselves relaxing or playing in the shallow waters.
Further out the sea starts to get deeper and one can enjoy a well deserved swim, although it is recommended that one remains within the designated swimmer zones.
Mellieha bay is our favorite beach too. I have come here with my family since I was very young. We used to come for the day with other relatives from early morning staying till late evening.
As children we would enjoy ourselves swimming, building sand castles and eating ice creams. On the other hand the adults would enjoy the opportunity just to relax, enjoy the sea and indulge in a bit of sunbathing.
This beach is ideal for children since there are no underwater currents and the shallow water extends well out giving the children a very safe space where to swim and play. Depending on the sea current, there are areas with barely ten centimeters of water, ideal for young children to play even running in the shallow sea.
One can rent sunbeds and umbrellas as well as enjoy the water sports facilities on offer, like paddle boats, canoes, jet skis, etc. There are several beach based outlets offering food and drink as well as delicious ice-creams. Relaxing at the beach is very popular amongst us Maltese as its a chance to get away from it all after a stressful week at work.
Enjoy your holidays in Malta.