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Bay beach Malta

A Secluded And Romantic Beach Everyone Needs To Visit

Date Last Updated: 20th June 2020

Paradise Bay Beach Malta, one of Malta's most spectacular beaches, which is located at the islands farthest north point very close to Mellieha Bay. In our opinion this is one of the most beautiful beaches on the island.

The paradise beach is unique as it is at the bottom of very high cliffs and it overlooks the beautiful islands of Gozo and Comino Island. It is very much visited by locals and tourists especially during summer.

Also at this beautiful spot is the Paradise Bay hotel which overlooks the bay. The ferry is located just beyond the hotel where the boat berths and services the regular and frequent crossings between the two islands.

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People enjoying sunbathing

To get to the beach, there are a hundred steps before reaching the secluded and small sandy beach. The long flight of steps down will make the descent well worth it.

The bay offers a variety of facilities, including sunbeds and umbrellas. You can stay on the sandy area or under built decks. A restaurant is available every day and night for you to enjoy a pleasant meal.

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Paradise Bay Beach Malta

Our View on Paradise Bay Beach Malta

  • We visit and swim at this bay quite often, and we highly recommend visiting and staying at this bay for an entire day.
  • We value the bay as it is very convenient if you would like to spend a day at the beach.
  • What we recommend is that you go early as sunbeds and umbrellas are first come first served. They allow no booking. In summer it is normally full by around 10:00 am.

Pros & Cons About Visiting the Beach

pros to consider

  • Paradise Bay beach Malta is cleaned every day for the comfort of all those who visit.
  • If you are coming with a car, it is very easy to find parking.
  • Renting umbrellas and deckchairs are available.
  • Beautiful views of the island of Gozo and Comino.

things to consider before visiting the bay

  • Getting here by public transport can be a little complicated as there is only one direct bus to the bay and the rest are around 1 kilometre away and you might waste more time.
  • During summer, the bay is busy so getting here early is highly recommended.
  • No bookings are taken on sunbeds. First come first served.
  • Due to the amount of stairs leading to the bay, it is not accessible for people with mobility issues and disabilities.
  • There are around 100 steps before reaching the beach.
The view of the bay from the top before going down a little over than a 100 steps

What You Find At The Beach


  • You can easily rent sunbeds and umbrella from Paradise Bay Lido. If you want, you can bring your own umbrella and chairs to stay on the sand.
  • Wheelchair Accessibility - The beach is not accessible for disabled persons due to the stairs leading down to the beach.
  • Public Rest Rooms - There is a public rest room provided by the lido. Showers are available at an extra cost.
  • Food and drinks - There is a restaurant offered by the lido.
  • Parking - There are parking areas near the beach for easy parking.
  • Bar-B-Ques and Camps are not permitted on the beach. You also cannot acquire a permit to do so.
  • Shopping - The small shop provides a selection of beach toys.

The Beach Restaurant At Paradise Bay

In its vicinity there is only one restaurant available, and it's called The Beach. During all the summer periods, the Lido is open every night for dinner offering a vast a la carte menu with live entertainment on particular nights during the week.

During all the summer periods, the Lido is open every night for dinner offering a vast a la carte menu with live entertainment on particular nights during the week.

Opening hours:

  • April to May: Monday to Sunday from 09:00 - 17:00
  • June to September: Monday to Sunday from 09:00 to 19:00
  • October: Monday to Sunday from 09:00 to 17:00

Contact: +356 2157 5491

Paradise Bay Lido Malta

Water Sports at Paradise Bay beach malta

  • The Paradise Bay Lido also offers a variety of services including hire of paddle boats and canoes.
  • Paddle around the bay for a different view of the surrounding coast.
  • Canoeing rental is on the left side of the bay.  We recommend paddling out of the bay to observe the azure blue water and spectacular scenery along the shore

How to get to Paradise Bay Beach Malta

where is paradise bay malta?

The bay is in the northern part of the island. Paradise Bay beach is situated only 5 minutes away from the ferry terminal by car.

by car

If you choose to drive to the bay by car, then it is quite easy to get here. There are signs to the bay as you start reaching the North of the island.

A few tips/directions on how to get here:

  • On arriving at Mellieha village proceed to Ghadira Bay or so called in English, Mellieha Bay.
  • Proceed along the full length of the bay and up the hill towards the Cirkewwa Ferry Terminal.
  • Before getting to the terminal and just before Paradise Bay Hotel, you will notice a ninety degree turn up the road of Triq il-Latnija.
  • Drive straight ahead up the hill which automatically takes you to the Paradise Bay parking area.
  • Cars park in the large area reserved for parking just before you go down the stairs.
  • Parking is free but the parker will expect a tip.

by public transport

There are two ways of how to get to Paradise Bay beach Malta. Click the bus route numbers to get a more detailed look into the route by the official Malta Public Transport, then come back and continue reading.

1. There is a bus stop just near the bay. The only thing is that only one route passes by and only three times a day.

  • To 'Paradise' Bus Stop: 101

2. There is another bus stop 1 Kilometre away uphill from the bay. 

  • To 'Musa' Bus Stop: 41, 42, 221, 222, X1
  • To 'Marfa' (Beside the Paradise Bay Hotel) Bus Stop: 41, 42, 221, 222, X1, 101

paradise bay malta map

Paradise Bay beach Malta is a secluded bay at the north of Malta. This map will help you around the key points around the bay.

Click here for Paradise Bay Map

Paradise Bay Resort Hotel

Situated only 5 minutes away from the bay, the hotel offers stunning views of the beach, island of Gozo and Comino.

Paradise Bay Resort Hotel Malta is a perfect place to stay if you are looking for a hotel close to Paradise Bay beach.

The hotel offers a wide range of amenities that include

  • 3 swimming pools.
  • A private beach.
  • 3 Restaurants and a bar.
  • Free WiFi throughout the whole hotel.
  • Free private parking.
  • Gymnasium.
  • Multipurpose and Tennis Court.
  • Games room and Playground.
  • A gift shop with plenty of goods to purchase.

While staying there you can savour through one of the three on-site restaurants

For diving lovers, on the private beach, there is a Diving School with qualified instructors where you can take water sports and scuba-diving lessons. This school has been around for 20 years and has also won an award.

What To Find Close To The Beach

hotels close by

  • Paradise Bay Resort Hotel Malta - It is located just in front of Paradise Bay. From the other side of the hotel you have a fantastic view of the Gozo Ferry Terminal, Gozo and Comino.
  • Riviera Resort & Spa - The Riviera Resort & Spa is further away. To arrive here, you have to go back to the main road and head back toward Mellieha Bay. Once you arrive at the junction beside the Red Tower, take a left and proceed along the straight road. There are various signs showing where the resort is.
A panoramic view of the Paradise Bay Hotel

closest village

  • Mellieha village is the closest. It is around 5 kilometers away.
  • Bugibba, Qawra and St. Paul’s Bay is further back the same main road that leads to Paradise Bay.

A visit to Paradise Bay beach Malta is a must during your visit to our islands.

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