The Top 12 Blue Flag Malta Beaches

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The Safest and Best Beaches in Malta


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. It’s safe to say that these are the best beaches in Malta. 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.

One of the best beaches in Malta -Font Ghadir Beach

Westin Dragonara Resort Beach

The Westin Dragonara Resort Beach is the ideal location for some peace and quiet, as the private rocky beach proves some more exclusivity than other alternatives and is a great spot to swim in clear blue sea.

One of the best beaches in Malta - The Westin Dragonara Resort

St George’s Bay, St Julian’s

This man-made beach is located in a prime position, as it is surrounded by restaurants, language schools, and is within walking distance of Malta’s nightlife hub, Paceville. A short distance away one can also find the Baystreet shopping complex, a cinema, and a bowling alley.

One of the best beaches in Malta - St. Georges Bay

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.

One of the best beaches in Malta - St. Pauls Bay

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.

One of the best beaches in Malta - Bugibba Perched Beach

Mellieha Bay

This bay, more commonly known by locals as Ghadira Bay, is the largest sandy bay on the islands and also one of the most popular, with locals and tourists alike. It is located in the northern part of the island, and is optimal for families travelling with young children, as the water is shallow in parts of the sea. Another reason why you should visit this delightful bay is that there are an array of activities taking place, which include windsurfing, kite-surfing, canoeing and water-skiing.

Ghadira Bay Mellieha

Golden Bay

If you’re a sunset lover, Golden Bay in Mellieha is the place for you, as it presents you with the view of one of the most magnificent sunsets in Malta. The gorgeous sandy beach is of a light colour and is surrounded by natural countryside. The sea is crystal blue, making it ideal for snorkelling, and the beach is also encircled by majestic cliffs, overlooking the swimmers and sunbathers.

Golden Bay

Paradise Bay in Mellieha

Being located on the top of a cliff, Paradise Bay offers some of the most stunning views of the island of Gozo and Comino. The beach is quite secluded and is ringed by rustic rocks, and it is also an excellent spot for sunbathing. In fact, the beach has been supplied with beach equipment, including sunbeds and umbrellas.

Paradise Bay

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!

One of the best beaches in Malta - Ghajn Tuffieha Bay

Ramla Bay

This sandy beach is the biggest one located at Malta’s sister island, Gozo, and is distinguished because of its remarkable reddish and golden sands and its magnificent surrounding features. Another aspect which makes this bay stand out is that an attention-grabbing statue of Holy Mary and baby Jesus in the middle, which is not an element usually found on a beach.

One of the best beaches in Malta - Ramla Bay

Hondoq ir-Rummien Bay

The beach over at Hondoq ir-Rummien presents visitors with the best of both worlds, as it holds both sand and pebbles. Its waters are crystal clear and of a dazzling light blue colour. Moreover, it is extremely popular with divers and snorkelers, as it contains small coves at sea level. What’s more, the bay is surrounded by countryside, which would allow you to go on a relaxed stroll after your dip in the sea.

Hondoq Bay

Marsalforn Bay in Gozo

Another beach with a combination of sand and pebbles, and which vibrates with life, particularly in the summer season due to the summerhouses located there, is Marsalforn Bay. This beach is perfect for families visiting with young children, as the sea is protected from winds and the waters are not too deep.

Marsalforn Bay

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