Malta is the idyllic location for those who are looking for a relaxing holiday surrounded by the sun, the warm Mediterranean sea and a safe and friendly atmosphere. Due to Malta’s size, beaches are never too far away and can easily be reached from anywhere on the island.
A beach towel, my swimming costume and a good book on a Maltese beach is something that I really look forward to when summer hits the Maltese islands. The north of the island is where some of the most amazing sandy beaches on the island. These beaches are transformed in a colourful and vibrant place during the busy summer months. Located in Mellieha, Ghadira Bay is one of the most popular swimming resorts on the island. Also referred to as Mellieha Bay it is the largest sandy beach on the island and one of the most beautiful beaches in the Mediterranean.
Access to the beach is very easy, just a few steps down from the coast road and a ramped access to the beach. Public transport is also available around the clock from various destinations around the island.
The beach is equipped with various facilities including numerous snack bars and take-aways as well as cafes. The bay is also served with served with sun beds and umbrellas, available for rent directly from the the beach. Water sports are also very popular on the bay, with a number of operators offering water sports activities during the hot summer seasons, including wind surfing, water skiing, parasailing, hiring of small boats including pedal boats and a large floating play area.
During the months between June and September, the beach is generally very crowded with families due to the shallow waters, making them perfectly safe for young children. However, for those who prefer a more secluded and quiet bay, one can head off the beaten track and explore the beauties that surround this bay. Just across the rocks or below the hills behind the Selmun Palace hotel there is a quaint beach that by its very inaccessibility remains quite secluded.