St. Peter's Pool malta
Remote little hideaway,
secluded, out of the beat
St Peter's Pool Marsaxlokk is another lovely beautiful natural peaceful inlet pool that is frequented by many tourists locals. It is an ideal location where you can relax away from the daily busy tourist areas. Located between Marsaxlokk fishing village and Delimara Point.
It is located in the south of Malta surrounded by the lovely blue deep waters and natural limestone rocks. It attracts swimmers for its crystal clear azure and light green colours and also offering ideal areas for snorkelling.
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When the sea is calm it is a beautiful green and blue color.
Worth visiting for people to like to snorkel and divers to discover the lovely fish and rocks that they can discover whilst exploring the area.
How to get to St. Peter's Pool
Getting here by car
Since this bay is located in the South of Malta the only way to get to the beach is:
- Drive down the main road leading to the south of Malta
- Pass by Marsaxlokk
- Approach Tas-Silg
- Drive for around 2 km on an narrow uneven road which leads you to the bay. The road is safe to pass from since many people pass by, but drive with caution since you may encounter vehicles coming from the other direction.
- Once you arrive, park on top of the cliff half way from the main road to the bay. You may park on the road but since it is narrow, space is limited.
How to get to St. Peter's Pool Bay from the Car Park
- From the car park there is a steep track leading down to the bay. At the end there is a flight of stairs without any handrail.
- The older generation due to the rather dangerous unpaved path, needs to be careful and cautious how to reach the bay.
Below are the directions to get to St. Peter's Pool from Bugibba.
getting here by bus
- There are no public transport buses that take you directly to the bay.
- The closest bus stop is 'Abdosir' with route numbers 81, 119 and 210 which is outside Marsaxlokk village.
- From here you have to walk for 2.3 kilometres which will surely take you around 30 minutes.
- We suggest that you take comfortable walking shoes rather than wearing flip flops for the walk.
- If it is summer it is recommended to take water with you.
- There is a fairly steep hill going towards the bay.
How to get to the bay from the bus stop
Photo By @onewaytickettomyworld
Water Taxi From Marsaxlokk
On calm weather days St. Peter's Pool Marsaxlokk can be reached by a fishing boat hired from the pier or is a short €10 euro ride in a private taxi. Do remember to book your return taxi with a fixed time to collect.
What You Find At The St. Peter's Pool
- Sunbeds and umbrellas are not available for rent.
- Wheelchair Accessibility - Wheelchair ramps are not available since the beach is surrounded by sloping ground and the beach is only accessible via stairs.
- Public Rest Rooms - Public toilets are not available.
- Food and Drinks - Only a small kiosk is available in the parking area.
- Parking - There is parking area near the beach for easy parking.
- Barbeques and Camps are not permitted. A permit is not allowed to be issued to do a barbeque nor a camp.
- Ladders are available to access the sea.
- For the more adventurous bathers, have the option of diving into the waters from a few meters up.
- Ladders are installed for the peak summer months between June to beginning of September.
- On the other hand there are a few steps but in the rock seashore to help you come back up on land. They might be a bit difficult for older people.
- One should have a look before going down in the sea if the steel ladders are not installed for the summer period.
- This natural swimming pool may not be suitable for small children at all times.
- We only recommend this bay for children if only confident in swimming and they are well attended.
- The sea is all deep and since the bay is open it can be choppy or rough on windy days but on calm days the bay is beautiful.
- At this bay you do not find: chairs and umbrellas to rent, restroom, water sports rental and lifeguard.
Food and Drink
- Make sure that you bring whatever you need for a day out as there are no facilities whatsoever.
- There is a nice friendly ice cream man in the car park.
- He also sells water, soft drinks and basic Maltese Ftira.
- This service is mostly available during summer.
- We still recommend that you get your own as you will not find any food and drink in this area.
Memories and Attractions
- Prime Minister Dom Mintoff lived nearby and swam here daily in the past for many years.
- It used to be a very quiet spot where you could descend the stone steps and swim in the sea.
St Peter's Pool Diving Dog
- Diving Dog: Pet Jack Russell ‘Titti’ Jumps From Rocks With Her Owner
- Unfortunately Titti the dog passed away on 28th January 2019.
- Recently after the loss of TItti, in summer 2019 Carmelo Abela got a new Jack Russell puppy named Tina,
What You Find Close To The Beach
Marsaxlokk Fishing Village
- Close by St. Peter's pool is the village of Marsaxlokk which is a fishing village where you can see local fisherman mending their nets.
- A good location for beautiful photos and plenty of restaurants for sea food lovers to meet every budget.
- You will love it and surely return to visit again.
Beaches Close By
- Located just up the road around half a kilometre.
- There is more space to park and a shorter walk to reach the beach.
- It is all rocky and the sea is all deep.
- Naturally it is more crowded.
- We suggest that you visit the bay for a good swim where you can relax surrounded by natural rocks and plenty of space to lay your towel for sunbathing.
- Beside St. Peter's Pool there is another two rocky bays adjacent to each other.
- They are called Il-Ħofra L-Kbira and Il-Ħoffa ż-Żghira.
- Recommended a visit for a swim. The location is very quiet where you can relax away from crowds.
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