best beaches in malta

15 Of The Best Beaches to Visit in Malta

Malta is known for some of the most beautiful beaches in Europe. Clear Mediterranean waters and over 300 days of sun attract over 1 million tourists each year.

Each unique coastline has its scenery and atmosphere. But which beach is best for you?

The 15 Most Beautiful Beaches in Malta 🏖️


1. Mellieha Bay

Largest sandy beach in Malta - but gets crowded quickly.

  • Family-friendly.
  • Facilities, kiosks, and restaurants.
  • Easy to reach with public transport.
  • Water sports and windsurfing.
  • (June – Sep) – lifeguards, First Aid clinic.
  • Rental of sunbeds and umbrella.

2. Armier Bay

  • Sandy beach.
  • Beautiful location.
  • A famous beach among locals, less touristy.
  • Difficult to reach without a car. The closest bus stop is a 20-minute walk away.
  • Not the best-kept beach in terms of cleanliness.

3. Ta’ Fra Ben (Qawra Point)

  • Good place for snorkeling.
  • Easy to reach, easily accessible.
  • Facilities and kiosks.
  • Rental of umbrellas and sunbeds.
  • Rocky and a small beach.

4. Paradise Bay

  • Sandy beach.
  • Great for snorkeling.
  • Kiosk with facilities.
  • Rental of sunbeds and umbrellas.
  • Limited space on the beach.


5. George's Bay

  • Restaurants, cafes, and kiosks.
  • (June – Sep) – lifeguards.
  • Urban sandy beach.
  • Scuba diving center nearby.
  • Water sports and windsurfing.


6. Golden Bay

  • Facilities, kiosks, and ok restaurants.
  • Easy to reach by public transport and car.
  • Family-friendly.
  • Great for evening barbeques and admiring sunsets.
  • Water sports and windsurfing.
  • Extremely busy in summer, especially at weekends.

7. Ghajn Tuffieha Bay (movinmalta’s top pick)

  • Family-friendly
  • Rental of sunbeds and umbrellas.
  • Easy to reach by public transport and car.
  • Beautiful sunsets.
  • Difficult parking, especially on Sundays and public holidays.

8. Gnejna Bay

  • Sandy beach.
  • Family-friendly.
  • Mostly visited by locals, is not very touristy.
  • Limited parking spaces.
  • Public transport connections are limited.


9. Pretty Bay in Birzebbuga

  • Locals' favourite sandy beach.
  • Restaurants, cafes, snack bars, and ice cream shops.
  • Facilities and kiosks.
  • No lifeguards.
  • Extremely accessible.

10. Peter's Pool

  • Rarely gets busy.
  • Great for snorkeling.
  • Not very easy to reach.
  • Not family-friendly.
  • No kiosks or facilities.

Gozo and Comino

11. Ir-Ramla il-Hamra

  • One of the cleanest and best beaches in Gozo.
  • Very spacious.
  • Cafes and restaurants nearby.
  • Family-friendly.
  • Rental of water sports equipment.

12. Mgarr ix-Xini Bay (movinmalta’s top pick)

  • Great for snorkeling and scuba diving.
  • One of the quietest beaches in Malta.
  • No lifeguards.
  • No facilities or kiosks.

13. Xlendi Bay

  • Great for snorkeling and scuba diving.
  • Nearby restaurants and facilities.
  • Family-friendly.
  • Beautiful sunsets.

14. San Blas

  • One of the quietest and most secluded beaches in Gozo.
  • Steep descend.
  • Few bars nearby.
  • Not so easy to access.
  • Limited beach space.

15. Blue Lagoon

  • Stunning location.
  • Gets very busy in summer!
  • Only reachable by boat, unless you’re camping in Comino.
  • Not family-friendly.
  • Undercurrents.

Which part of Malta has the best beaches?

West of Malta and Gozo Island have the best beaches. They have the most beautiful scenery and have everything you need.

We all deserve exactly what we need from our beach day. Take your pick! 😊 Where else do you recommend spending a hot day in Malta? How are you getting there?

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