Swimming & Beaches

Malta is an island surrounded by the sea. Situated in the Mediterranean Sea, Malta has spectacular beaches all around the island. You will find varying beaches from rocky to sandy and from secluded to public, all over the island. Here are some of the most popular beaches found in Malta.


The Blue Lagoon


This beach is quite popular with tourists and with the Maltese themselves.. Located in Comino, this beach is known for its crystal clear and azure-coloured water. The Blue Lagoon has one of the most spectacular views in Malta. You can get to this Island by ferry or you can also book a boat day trip. The boat day trip will usually include food and drinks and depending which one you choose, you may have a tour of a few other places around Comino Island. If you are interested in visiting the Blue Lagoon, check out our boat trips page.


Paradise Bay 


Located in the north side of Malta, Paradise Bay is one of the most popular beaches found in Malta due to its natural environment and clean waters.  The beach itself is quite small and it also has a relaxed feel to it. No need to worry about bringing food and drink! A lido is situated just above the beach serving delicious food and refreshing drinks. They also offer sunbed rentals and a small shop just 5 steps away from the beach for all your beach needs. 


Gnejna Bay 


Gnejna bay offers amazing sights such as its unusual clay slopes and limestone cliffs. Situated in the limits of Mgarr, this beach is one of the three sandy beaches in that area, together with Golden Bay and Ghajn Tuffieha. If you don’t like crowded beaches and would like a quieter place where you can relax and enjoy your day at the beach, then this beach is for you. The crystal clear and unspoiled waters offer good opportunities  for snorkeling. If you don’t like the sand there is also a stretch of flat limestone rock on the right hand side of the sandy beach, where you can relax and soak up the sun. 


Mellieha Bay


Also known as Ghadira Bay, this beach is the most popular with the locals during the summer. This sandy beach is accompanied by the crystal clear waters often seen in shades of green due to the sandy seabed, which adds on to its scenic beauty. In the summer months it gets crowded with the locals who love this beach and the tourists that come to visit. This beach offers a wide range of food stalls going all the way along the beach. Sunbed hire is also available. 


St.Peter’s Pool


This beach is located close to Marsaxlokk at the tip of Delimara Point, and is one of the most beautiful natural pools found in the Maltese Islands. The crystal clear waters offer very good snorkeling opportunities. St.Peter’s Pool is popular with the locals that live in nearby villages  and also with tourists who are looking for a quiet place where they can swim and relax. Ladders are available to access the sea and if you are more adventurous there is the option to dive into the water from just a few meters up. Overall this natural pool has beautiful scenery and it is worth the visit.


Apart from the beaches found in Malta, a selection of swimming pools are found all over the island. Most of these swimming pools are found in hotels but some of them are found in beach clubs such as :


Café Del Mar 


This is a lido located in St Paul’s Bay, offering stunning views of the Mediterranean sea and St. Paul’s Island. With this lido one may find the National Aquarium Complex. This place is the perfect place to relax and spend a day by the pool listening to relaxing music and enjoying the panoramic views offered from the pool deck. For more information visit their website or contact them from the media provided below.


Address: Café del Mar, c/o Malta National Aquarium, Triq it-Trunciera, Qawra, Malta 

Telephone: (+356) 2258 8144

Website: https://cafedelmar.com.mt/

Amazonia Complex


This beach resort is located in the Dolmen Hotel in St. Paul’s Bay. This beach resort has breathtaking views of St. Paul’s island. They serve an a la carte menu daily for lunch and dinner. Along with this beach resort, a selection of other pools and services are found in the Dolmen Hotel. For more information visit their website or contact them by phone. 


Address: Dawret il-Gzejjer, San Pawl il-Baħar SPB2402, Malta

Telephone: (+356) 2355 2355

Website: http://www.dolmen.com.mt/en/