Armier Bay is located at the northern tip of Malta known as Bajjet l-Armier, further up by around three kilometers from Mellieha Bay. It is situated in a very green cultivated area of Mellieħa known as L-Ahrax.
It is made up of two bays adjacent to each other, one smaller than the other with the smaller bay called Little Armier. They are separated from one another by a small stretch of rocky coast.
The location is perfect for a relaxing day away from all noises of traffic and congestion. Exactly in front of the bays there is Comino and further to the right there is Gozo. The views are surely not lacking.
It is recommended to visit these bays for the quiet ambient, no passing traffic. In fact they are accessed through a separate road per bay and these are still narrow rough roads. Although the bays are very close to each other however it is better to walk the rough road between them.
The sea is very clear and is said that it is similarly clear to that of the Blue Lagoon in Comino and Hondoq ir-Rummien in Gozo. All three located in this area almost facing each other. There can be strong swells from the north since the bay is well exposed to the open sea and this is the reason why the sea is always so clean.
The approaching roads leading to these bays are well indicated with signage and the separate roads leading to each bay still bumpy and narrow. Not many cars pass from here except those who come to these bays and the many Maltese that have their boat houses here.
All the area around these roads is cultivated with Maltese style rubble walls where the stone is of a different contour than that of other areas. One can observe the different structure of the rocks. In fact the rubble walls are built with this type of stone which gives a different characteristic to this area.
Armier Bay is an ideal beach away from the daily routine.
Armier Bay Quality
The bay is kept clean all the time.
There is a restaurant called Ray's Lido which serves the smaller bay. It is open all year round and offers good food as well as beach facilities including from sunbeds, umbrellas and water sports.
The Baia Beach Club is located between the two bays at the sea's.
By car it is very easy. Proceed to the village of Mellieha, go to Ghadira Bay and straight on until you reach the top of the hill where you see signs indicating, right to the ferry boat and to the left for Armier bay.
The summer schedule route 41 & 42 directly from Valletta
Stop at Qammieh, 5 minutes away from the bay
Spacious parking areas are available for each bay and there should not be any problem to find parking areas are full.
Persons with less mobility
Since the beaches are adjacent to the narrow road arriving at the beach, there should be locations where one access the sandy beach with minimal help.
Public rest room are not available but the restaurants provide adequate rest rooms for the public.
No specific warnings except that there can be swells coming inwards to the sandy beach due to the open sea in front of the bays.
You can easily rent sunbeds and deckchairs from the two beach clubs or else bring your own.
They are allowed on the beach without the necessity of any permit. If there will be more than 15 persons a permit is to be sought from the Mellieha local council. It is recommended to book early.
Not allowed on the sandy beach.
Xaghra village is close by and and slightly further up the village of Qala.
Grand Master Martin de Redin built a watch tower in 1658 to improve the defense of the Maltese coast. It is also known as the White Tower which has a Pill Box dating back to the time of the British Services. It was used during World War ll for the defense of the Malta's airspace from Italian and German war plane attacks.
The Vendome battery built by the Knights of Malta is located on the side of the larger bay.
Enjoy your time at Armier bay.