10 Aug, 2022 In Outdoors

Beat the heat: 5 beaches in Malta!

For some, summer is too long… For others, they can live with the heat (and a tan) all year round.

With Malta boasting a number of great swimming spots, it’s quite difficult to narrow the choice down to just 5 beaches to try out!

Sidenote: We’ll even try to be unconventional in our choice of bays 😉 !

Malta Beaches

Whether you wish summer could linger an extra month or want to cool off with a lovely dip in the sea, this article seeks to help you choose your next swimming destination.

Let’s start!



Ġnejna Bay


The north western coast of Malta provides this gorgeous sandy beach which is quite popular with locals and tourists alike.

Down the steep winding road of Mġarr, one could enjoy a day at the beach while having enough options to eat, drink and generally have a great time with friends and family!


Xrobb l-Għaġin


This area between Marsascala and Marsaxlokk is another place you could consider visiting for your next day at the beach.

The sandy cliff-like structure in this area provides a different topography compared to other places around the Island.

It is relatively close to St Thomas Bay in Marsascala and right round the corner from Il-Kalanka Bay & Il-Ħofra l-Kbira, all of which are alternatives for you.

Xrobb l-Ghagin
Paradise Bay


Paradise Bay


The northern part of Malta offers this gem of an area which truly offers a unique experience for those visiting.

Why? Simply put this sandy beach has a public area which is covered by rather low hanging trees providing ample shade at no extra cost.

That said, a private lido is available if a towel and a tree are not your cup of tea.


Għar Lapsi


A small, quaint but sometimes busy swimming spot in the southern part of the Island of Malta.

Falls under the Siġġiewi local council and features stunning views of the islet of Filfla – just 4.5 kilometres away!

Għar Lapsi is quite secluded with just a few selection of food and beverage outlets to choose from nearby.

Ghar Lapsi
Qawra Point


Qawra Point


Situated in one of Malta’s busiest summer destinations (mainly by tourists), Qawra Point offers a lovely place where one can take a dip and remain closeby to other amenities / services in the area.

Qawra forms part of the greater St. Paul’s Bay area and is close to other touristic areas such as Mellieha, Mistra Bay, Pembroke and St. Julian’s.

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Malta Beaches