Gnejna bay beach lies two kilometers down from the village of Mgarr. A total quite rural area with only boat houses built on the side of the bay used by fisherman and boat owners.
A really natural environment of a sandy beach surrounded with many clay and limestone slopes. It is dominated with a watch tower at the top of the hill. The sandy beach takes almost all the beach area.
On the right, the flat rock bed is ideal for those who love this beach but does not like to lay their feet in the sand. It offers a wider choice of bathing situations or a versatile day for those who wish to be away from the crowns. It is not well known with tourists and so you will meet more locals than foreigners.
This bay is part of three bays located near each other. Next to it lies Ghajn Tuffieha then Golden Bay. They are all separated with high rock and clay peninsulas with no interconnecting roads. It is only a twenty-minute drive from here to arrive to both to Riviera Martinique and Golden Bay via Mgarr.
Gnejna is the least visited from the three. Here you find complete tranquillity and space to stretch yourself. Different areas on the side of the beach offer splendid areas for swimming. The crystal clear water offers a splendid opportunity for snorkelling. The inner part on the right side is a nudist’s hideaway although this is illegal in Malta.
Gnejna bay beach is at the bottom of a hill passing by Mgarr village. Getting here by car is very easy. There are plenty of signs from the village of Mgarr. First you must get to Mgarr then from there proceed to Gnejna bay.
There is ample parking beside the sandy beach. During peak summer the parking will be full but you can part along the main road.
If you are not coming from Cirkewwa or Mellieha then you must get the number 44 from Valletta to Mgarr village then get route 101 to Gnejna bay.
The village lies in the country side, being the most isolated village 5 kilometers away from Mosta. The parish church is very prominent lying in the centre of the village with a large square in front.
The population is very much engaged in agriculture with very rich farmland. They are well known for the growing of strawberries, watermelons and vine yards.
It is located just before proceeding to Gnejna bay beach.
There are no hotels and accommodation close to the bay. The closest hotel is at Golden bay, the Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta, Golden Sands.
Gnejna Malta beach is the place where you can enjoy a quiet swim.