Marsalforn Bay Gozo Malta

the most touristic spot on the island

Marsalforn bay is one of the most popular beaches on the island of Gozo. It is very popular with the Maltese, as many have a summer house. Gozitans to have their places here since many years ago inherited from family to family.

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People swimming at Marsalforn Bay Gozo Malta.

Marsaxlokk is an attractive seaside small fishing village on the northside of the island. Many locals and Maltese have their summer houses since long who prefer to come here for the peacefulness of the location. It has become a popular seaside resort.

Plenty of areas where to swim either in the small sandy beach and the ample areas along the rocky coast up to the Tal-Qbajjar area. It is also ideal for snorkelling, diving, and relaxing in the sun apart from walks along the beach.

Although in summer it is more filled up with residents, it is still quiet and a peaceful area where you can relax.

Why you should or should not visit Marsalforn Bay

Pros about the bay

  • This village by the sea can be reached easily by any type of transport.
  • Restaurants, bars, ice cream kiosks, take away are plenty to choose from. Many are along the beach.
  • Swimming zones are well marked with specific boys along the coats.
  • Several steel ladders are attached along the shoreline for easy access in and out of the sea.
  • If you love fishing with a rod and line you have great opportunities. It will be best to ask locals where the best spots are located.
  • Locals are friendly and happy to help you.
  • Ample accommodation with a hotel, and many apartments for rental.

Cons about Marsalforn Bay

  • It is not Blue Flag certified.
  • Since all the area is a rocky shore, it is not wheelchair accessible.
  • Barbeques cannot be lit up on the beach.
  • You can rent umbrellas and sunbeds at the sandy beach. They are also available at Xwejni bay both during the summer months.
Sunbeds and people at Xwejni Bay Marsalforn Gozo.

How to get to Marsalforn

Marsalforn Bay Gozo Malta

Mentioned below are direct way of how to get to Marsalforn. Find our other ways how to get to Marsalforn.

Public Transport

  • From Marsalforn to Victoria (vice versa): 310 (Average 10 minutes)
  • From Marsalforn to Mgarr (vice versa): 322 (Average 30 minutes)

By Car

Getting to Marsalforn bay is quite easy and signs will help you get there. Using Google maps from your phone is highly recommended as it will help you get there faster.

Marsaform Gozo Map

What you find at the beach

Beach Facilities and Amenities

  • Public rest rooms are available across the road further in from the sandy beach which is situated upon arriving towards the right side. The other one is on your way to Qbajjar Bay. It is best to ask the locals although it is not difficult to find.
  • Parking - There is plenty of parking around the beach or at the large carpark upon arriving from the main road.
  • Food and drinks - There are several restaurants and bars near the beaches.
  • Bar-B-Ques and Camps are not permitted.
  • Various diving centres are equipped for great dives at this bay and anywhere around the islands.
A view of Qbajjar Bay with Marsalforn Gozo village in the background.

Other Best Beaches In Gozo

Gozo although small can offer you a variety of beautiful beaches, both sandy and rocky. You will be impressed by the varied atmosphere for each of these beaches. Great for swimming, sunbathing and photos to remind you of these locations.

Dahlet Qorrot – a silent secluded bay where few visit. It is only reachable by car. It is a fisherman’s area.

San Blas Bay – Small and exclusive beach though it is fairly difficult to dissent and come back up as the road is very steep. During summer many times, there is a person who can offer to take you up or down against a small fee.

The very most popular is Ramla L-Hamra – easy to reach by any transport. Umbrellas and sunbeds for rental. You also find a restaurant and public free showers. This place is really great.

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