Best Beaches to visit during the Summer
By Hotel Valentina
Summer’s around the corner and for many that can only mean one thing: time to spend your days at the beach! Bury your toes in the sand after taking a cooling dip in the clear blue water and enjoy Malta’s summer. As the climate in Malta provides us with a sweltering heat during summer, the seafront will be your new best friend to dodge hypothermia, trust us.
It can be difficult to make a choice upon which beach to pick; Malta has quite a few options to consider. On Malta itself, there are a lot of beaches available, but Gozo and Comino offer some nice sandy spots as well. We will show you the best beaches to visit this summer in Malta!
This sandy beach in the northwest is a great place to spend your day. Depending on the wind and sea, it sometimes offers various water sports activities such as surfing, stand up paddle-boarding, and kite surfing. The beach is easy to reach by car or bus but it does take a walk down 100 steps of stairs. We recommend packing lightly as you will have to carry everything back up at the end of the day...
This beach is also known as Riviera Bay. Golden Bay might be right around the corner, but it’s quite often packed with tourists. Ghajn Tuffieha, however, is a bit less crowded and allows you to find a nice spot without having to share your square meters with the neighboring beach lovers.
A smaller sandy beach in the northern region of Malta is Paradise Bay. It will take you a while to get there from the vibrant center of Valletta, but it is worth the trip. This tiny beach provides a great spot to spend the day in the sun. The warm, yet refreshing, blue water is only a few meters away for you to cool down. The beach offers all the amenities you could need on a sunny day out. On top of that, this little paradise on earth can be reached easily by bus, scooter, and car.
San Blas Bay
Will you be heading to Gozo during your stay in Malta? Great choice! It goes without saying that Gozo offers several lovely beaches to visit for a chill day. Our ultimate favorite has to be San Blas Bay. This tiny beach used to be a sandy beach but the stormy weather earlier this year turned it into more of a rocky beach. Nevertheless, it still is a gorgeous and, more important, quiet spot. Thanks to the exceptionally steep road you have to walk down (and climb up on your way back obviously), many people are discouraged to visit this beach which makes it a very peaceful place.
St. Peter's Pool
In the south of Malta, you’ll find Marsaxlokk: a small fisherman’s village. While it is good fun to walk around the harbor or to take a boat ride to see the surroundings, you should totally check out St. Peter’s Pool as well.
The rocky place offers clear blue water and cliff jumping opportunities for all you daredevils out there. If you do decide to take a boat trip you can ask for the captain to drop you at St. Peter’s Pool to save you a 30-minute hike from Marsaxlokk! Do remember to bring a bottle of water and some snacks; unfortunately, there are no shops available at the waterfront yet.
St. George's Bay
If you are not up for the travel to the other side of the island, there is an option closer to home, especially when you’re staying in Paceville. Only a 5 minute walk away, you will find St. George’s Bay in St. Julians. A small sandy beach, ideal for sunbathing and swimming. As it is very close to Paceville, you will find all the shops and restaurants you could need right around the corner. The only downside is, it can get crowded so make sure to get there in time and save yourself a nice spot!