The Top 12 Blue Flag Malta Beaches

The Safest Beaches on the Island


It’s safe to say that you won’t get bored when you’ve visiting Malta! Twelve Blue flag Malta beaches are considered safe and of high quality according to the International Blue Flag eco-label for Sustainable Development. This certification is given if the beaches are proven righteous in four areas: environmental protection and awareness, health and safety, sustainable beach management and accessibility and bathing water quality. Enjoy the benefits of booking direct with AX Hotels to visit these top beaches.


Here is a list of all the blue flag Malta beaches that are perfectly safe to swim in.


Fond Ghadir Bay, Sliema

If you’re staying at AX The Palace in Sliema, Fond Ghadir Bay is your best spot for a relaxing swim. Whether you’re a deep-water lover or you simply like to dip your feet into a shallow pool, this bay has it all.

Font Ghadir Beach

Westin Dragonara Resort Beach & St George’s Bay, St Julian’s

The Westin Dragonara Resort Beach is a private rocky beach in St Julian’s and it is a great spot to swim in the clear blue sea. St George’s Bay is located very close to Paceville, Malta’s nightlife hub. It is a man-made beach which is ideal for tourists on a visit to Malta.

Qawra Bay, St Paul’s Bay

This bay is known to the locals as the Ta’ Fra Ben area and it is located in the northern part of the island in Qawra. It’s a top bay to visit if you’re travelling with kids since the water is not too deep here.

St. Pauls Bay Promenade

Bugibba Perched Beach, St Paul’s Bay

This beach in St Paul’s Bay is perfect if you’re planning on spending a day at the beach. You can swim in the clearest of waters and sunbathe to your heart’s desire. On the plus side, if you get bored, you can also head to the town square since it’s very close to Perched Beach.

Bugibba Perched Beach

Mellieha Bay, Golden Bay and Paradise Bay in Mellieha

These three beaches are located in the top north of the island. Mellieha Bay is commonly known as Ghadira and it is probably the most famous beach with locals and tourists. All three beaches are sandy beaches. Golden Bay is known for its golden coloured sand and Paradise Bay is ideal for sunbathing.

Ghajn Tuffieha Bay, Mgarr

Ghajn Tuffieha Bay is known as Riviera Bay with the locals. The only drawback to this beach is the long row of steps to access it but we can assure you that it’s worth the exercise! The beach is beautiful!

Ghajn Tuffieha Bay

Ramla Bay, Hondoq ir-Rummien Bay & Marsalforn Bay in Gozo

If you’re visiting Malta’s sister island of Gozo, then these three beaches are your top spots. Ramla Bay is known for its rich red sand while Hondoq ir-Rummien is popular with the locals for its clear waters. Marsalforn Bay is a sandy and pebbly beach that is worth a visit.

Book your stay at AX The Palace and be close to all these blue flag Malta beaches!


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