These are the 5 most beautiful beaches in Malta!
Malta is not immediately known for its many and beautiful beaches, yet there are plenty of beautiful beaches to be found on the island that are worth the visit. We already wrote about Malta in the blog Most Beautiful Places of Malta, in which we described all the sights of the island, and in this blog we list the five most beautiful beaches of Malta.
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Most beautiful beaches in Malta #1: Golden Beach
Malta’s most famous beach is Golden Beach and we saw in brochures that there are even several buses running from the island to this beach. And rightly so, as it is one of the few sandy beaches on the island, making it very popular among tourists visiting Malta.
On the beach is a hotel complex of Radisson, where the guests of this hotel have their own piece of beach on this beach. We visited the beach in the early morning and it was nice and quiet then. Near the beach is a paid parking lot where we parked our rental car, but in retrospect we didn’t have to. There were plenty of free parking spots in the area.
On the beach, it is possible to rent a beach bed with an umbrella, and lifeguards also keep an eye on things. By the way, that was on all the beaches we are going to mention below in our list of Malta’s most beautiful beaches. Very nice of Golden Beach our daughter liked the waves. You can walk quite far into the sea and the waves were quite high, so you could jump into the waves here with your kids just fine. This was done by very many tourists.
Also near the beach we had good food. Near the parking lot is a little restaurant where you can have a good meal. In that regard, the facilities at the beach are completely fine and it is a beautiful beach to visit. Of course, during the day it did get really crowded and we no longer had the beach all to ourselves.
Most beautiful beaches of Malta #2: Ghajn Tuffieha beach
Ghajn Tuffieha beach is about a fifteen-minute walk from Golden Beach, and we found this beach to be even more beautiful than Golden Beach. In fact, at this beach you do not have the sight of a hotel, but you can see here from the beach only the sea and nature. There were also plenty of facilities at this beach. You also had a restaurant located here and also here you could rent beds and an umbrella. We did the same here and the cost for a whole day was very reasonable.
The only disadvantage of this beach was the high waves. We don’t know if that happened to be that day, but when we were there the waves were quite high and the lifeguards had to step in several times to pull out tourists who went too far into the water. These made quite an impression on our daughter, so they did not dare to enter the water very well.
You can walk along the rocks quite a bit more along the beach and here you will also find beaches where the water is a lot quieter, but there were also men sunbathing naked among the other tourists, so you have to take that into account. You won’t encounter those on the main beach, by the way, and because the beach is so beautiful, it definitely deserves a spot in our list of Malta’s most beautiful beaches.
Most beautiful beaches in Malta #3: Mellieha Beach
The beach with the most facilities in our list of Malta’s most beautiful beaches is Mellieha Beach. This is also the longest beach of the row we mention here and here too you have a fine sandy beach. In terms of facilities, this beach also scores the highest in our list of Malta’s most beautiful beaches. Again, you can easily park your car at the beach for free if you don’t go out too late.
What we liked most at the beach was the part with the inflatable play equipment. Here you could be on for an hour or for an entire part of the day for a fee. We spent a full hour on it, which we enjoyed very much. It consisted of several pieces of playground equipment, with the catapult and the one where you could jump from a great height being the most fun. This is also kind of a fun water device for older kids.
In addition, the beach is very suitable for kids as the sea slopes slowly and you can walk quite far into the sea. There are also several eateries where you can get something to eat. We had a sandwich and fries by the beach at one of the tents that was located by the beach.
Most beautiful beaches in Malta #4: Ramla Beach
Located on the island of Gozo, this beach has beautiful golden sand. The island of Gozo is easily reached by ferry from Valetta and from the north of the island, as the ferry goes every half hour. Ramla Beach is located in the north of the island of Gozo and you can park your car for free on the side of the road.
The sea here is very calm and the beach is quite wide. We had read that you could snorkel here, but that was actually disappointing. We didn’t see very many fish. By the way, we didn’t see many of those in all the places in this list of Malta’s most beautiful beaches. What you have to consider when you go into the water are the stones that are in the sea. That’s why water shoes come in handy when you go to Malta’s most beautiful beaches with kids.
We spent quite a while on this beach making sandcastles. Near the beach there is also a restaurant and also several kiosks where you can get some candy or something to drink. We found partly because of the size of the beach that this beach was not very crowded.
Most beautiful beaches in Malta #5: Blue Lagoon
Okay, we pondered for a while whether to include the Blue Lagoon or Paradise Bay last in our top five most beautiful beaches in Malta, but we still chose the Blue Lagoon. The Blue Lagoon is beautiful, but you have to get there on the first boat at 8:30 before it gets too crowded.
Unfortunately, there is no sandy beach at the Blue Lagoon and you can only lie on the rocks or you have to rent a beach bed. Of course, due to the popularity of the place, this is not very cheap. We love the Blue Lagoon when you have this place to yourself, but that’s an hour at most and then it gets very crowded very quickly.
So we went back on the 10:30 p.m. boat, as it became far too crowded by then. By the way, you can also have some great food and drinks there and it’s also kind of funny to see the full crowds at this place later in the day. By the way, of course, this is only fun if you’ve had the place to yourself first.
Where to stay in Malta with kids?
Because the distances on Malta are not super great, it doesn’t really matter that much for the different beaches, where you stay on the island. We visited most of the beaches from our first hotel, as it was most in the northwest. We also liked the first hotel of best because of where we were (St. Pauls Bay). A nice seaside resort with several nice restaurants. We ourselves found this to be a very pleasant place for our family. We slept here in the beautiful Mayflower hotel.
At the second place, we slept in the town of St. Louis. Julian’s and that is really known for going out, so there were also a lot of young people and it was less suitable for us as a family. We hadn’t thought about this very much beforehand and in retrospect we would have been better off staying in beautiful Sliema. By the way, we did have an excellent apartment through Antoniel Suites.
See below for a list of all accommodations in the three resorts mentioned: