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Ramla l-Hamra

The Most Beautiful Beach In Gozo

Picturesque Bay, Gozo Island, Calypso Cave,
Travel To Gozo, Beaches In Gozo

Part One

Ramla l-Hamra beach in situated at the bottom of the valley in the north of Gozo beneath the villages of Xaghra and Nadur. You can reach it through the main road of Nadur.

It is the biggest sandy beach in Gozo and its unique reddish/golden coloured sand together its surrounding features are what makes it stand apart from all the other beaches in Malta and Gozo.

This bay is simply wonderful! One can truly relax here and feel removed from the daily grind. Here life stops for a breather and relaxation is surely guaranteed!

Many Maltese, Gozitans and tourists never miss an opportunity to come here for a swim or a glimspe of the vista from the viewing gallery during their holidays in Malta.

Approaching Ramla l-Hamra bay

Approaching this bay from Xaghra village. Going down the valley road a striking view of the bay and the vast valley in front of you

The viewing gallery is situated at the top of the hill on the right side of the bay just beside the famous Calypso Cave. Everyday tourists visit this location to see this beauty. During the rainy season the water washes out at the end of the valley creating a water channel across the sandy beach out to sea.

Ramla l-Hamra bay panoramic view

A view of the bay from the viewing balcony adjacent to Calypso Cave. A stunning view all year round. Tourists arrive here every day to have a taste of this fantastic location

In the middle of the sandy beach there is an eye-catching statue of the Holy Mary with baby Jesus in her arms, a testimony to the strong religious faith of the Gozitans.

Although the bay is very popular, there is ample space for everyone and the beach is never overly crowded. Parts of the shore line are more pebbly than others making these areas a bit difficult to go out at sea but after a few meters it clears out. At the far side of the beach there are no pebbles and entry into the sea is easier.

Ramla l-Hamra and Golden Bay have a particular characteristic about the sand colour which attracts so many people to these beaches.

Special area of conservation

The Ramla l-Hamra area has been declared a special area of conservation. The Gaia Foundation, a non profit organisation, has been entrusted as a Coast Zone Manager for the site since 2005.

Their main objectives of conservation of indigenous plants and animals and their habitats; regeneration of native vegetation communities; and promoting recreational activities.

Sand dunes

At the back part of the beach one finds intact sand dunes which are a rarity for the Maltese islands. Through their formation they support rare species of flora, fauna that are only found in Malta. Due to their ecological importance these sand dunes have been protected under Maltese Law.

The viewing gallery overlooking Ramla l-Hamra

Ramla l-Hamra valley


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