top 10 best beaches in
Malta and gozo

our islands are full of spectacular beaches

We have some of the best beaches in the world. Are you looking for a particular one, or are you new to Malta and wish to explore where you can enjoy yourself with your family or friends?

These beaches offer you a wonderful insight into how to explore our beaches before you arrive for your holiday in Malta.


Besides enjoying the wonderful views and all the history Malta offers, one can escape to a beach, taking back lovely memories.

No summer holiday is complete without a visit to at least one of our variety of beaches.

Our weather is a great attraction for tourists who come and bask in the sun, enjoying its warmth and the safety of the Mediterranean sea. Malta’s beaches have kept the beauty and appeal that existed many centuries ago. In Malta you will find some secluded beaches where few people visit, whilst others are more popular and heavily frequented by Maltese and tourists.

Almost all beaches have facilities to rent out sunbeds, umbrellas and a bite to eat but as a majority of Maltese we have the habit of carrying with us chairs, umbrellas, picnic coolers, bar-be-ques and other gadgets; and we just have fun.

With the high number of tourist arrivals in summer, many areas become a hive of activity and are so welcoming to see and be part of it.

Top 10 Best Beaches In Malta And Gozo

Malta and Gozo are full of beaches where you can have a swim and sunbathe.

Even if you do not swim, the Maltese coastline is unique and offers the possibility of many walks along most of the coast. You can adventure field and explore the versatility the various areas offer. That is why many return for many holidays in Malta.

Here are the top best beaches from 10 to 1 you find on the Maltese islands.

10. Dahlet Qorrot Bay

Dahlet Qorrot is a secluded beach very close to Nadur. A picturesque beach for travelers to capture the beautiful scenes this bay offers.

dahlet qorrot facilities


9. St. Peter's Pool Malta

St. Peter's Pool is probably one of the most visited hidden beaches in Malta. It is made up of a natural inlet pool on the outskirts of Marsaxlokk.  This stunning location. attracts thousands of people every year.

st. peter's Pool Facilities


8. Xlendi Bay Gozo

Xlendi Bay Gozo is situated at the bottom of a valley. Lies at the bottom of a valley between high greenery hills. Surrounding the beach are many restaurants with different cuisines. 

xlendi bay facilities


7. Ghajn Tuffieha Bay Malta

Far up in the north-west tip of the island is Għajn Tuffieha. We consider it as one of the most popular beaches. If you love sunsets, then this is the perfect bay to relax and watch the sun go down.

ghajn tuffieha facilities


6. Armier Beach Malta

Armier is split into two bays, Armier and Little Armier bay, Armier being the largest. They are both located in a remote part of the island overlooking the island of Gozo and Comino.

You can do barbeques, but with a special permit. Armier bay is very popular to the Maltese as during summer they are packed to the brim.

Armier facilities


5. Blue Lagoon Beach Comino

Blue Lagoon is largest attraction on the island of Comino. The only way to get here is by boat or by booking a tour. Even though many people consider this bay to be overcrowded, due to the amount of people visiting every day, we suggest visiting here during the lower seasons. There is plenty of space where to stay and sunbathe.

blue lagoon malta facilities


4. Ramla Il-Hamra Beach

Ramla bay from the top of the cliff

Ramla L-Hamra lies on the northern coast of the island of Gozo. An unspoilt bay surrounded by hills on both sides facing crystal clear waters. Considered as one of Malta's most fascinating spots to swim and one of the largest sandy beaches in Gozo.

Just beside the beach lies one of Gozo's hidden gems, the Mixta Cave.

ramla bay facilities


3. Ghadira Bay Mellieha Malta

The largest and most popular beach in all the Maltese archipelago. Mellieha Bay is divided into three separate bays spread along for one kilometer. This sandy beach is one of Malta's blue flag beaches.

mellieha facilities


2. Paradise Bay Beach Malta

A romantic secluded beach, in the north point of Malta. Located opposite the ferry terminal at Cirkewwa. Paradise Bay is a very attractive beach that draws thousands of tourists and Maltese every year.

paradise bay facilities


1. Golden Bay Beach Malta

Golden Bay in the limits of Mellieha is the only beach on the island with a five-star hotel beside it. Surrounding the bay are a few restaurants very popular by the locals. This bay is only 1 kilometer away from Riviera Martinique. Between each bay is a high ridge with a tower built by the Knights of Malta.

golden bay facilities


Other Best Beaches In Malta & Gozo

bugibba perched beach

Bugibba Perched beach is a sandy beach located in the heart of Bugibba. Around the bay you find several hotels, restaurants and nightlife entertainment. The bay overlooks St. Paul's Islands.

St. george's bay

A stunning beach, always full with people of different nationalities day and night. Located in the heart of Malta's night life city, St. Julian's, St. George's Bay is the perfect beach with all amenities a small walk away.

gnejna bay beach

An isolated and picturesque beach around 2 kilometers away from Mgarr village. Gnejna Bay is very popular as it is quiet and away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. This bay is perfect for families to spend a day by the sea.

dwejra bay

Located on the island of Gozo, Dwejra Bay is a tiny picturesque bay very close to the former Azure Window which collapsed in March 2017. Many Gozitans go down to their boat houses during summer and enjoy their time in front of the sea.

beaches in malta map

The Google map is very easy to use in order to find your preferred beach. On the left top side there is a button, click on it and a window opens with four selections sandy, rocky, blue flag and quality beaches.

malta beach facilities

Each beach has its own facilities such as parking and disabled parking, restaurants, lifeguards, swimming zones, blue flag beaches and more. Click here for a detailed view on each facility.

Sandy and Rocky Beaches In Malta

sandy Beaches In Malta

Sandy beaches are the most popular within the Maltese as it is safer and more fun for the children. During summer, all sandy beaches are well frequented with locals.

rocky beaches in Malta

For those who wish to be more adventurous, rocky beaches are an obvious choice. Maltese people love swimming, and our rocky coast with its low-lying rocks allows easy access to our several Malta beaches. At the same time we suggest to be cautious as not all areas are safe and suitable for swimming for obvious safety reasons.

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