Nothing is as beautiful as Malta’s beaches, but that also means they generally get very busy and noise in summer. For those of us who would rather spend their sea time in peace and quiet, summer sometimes feels like hell.
Here are some beautifully secluded bays around our islands where you can swim in harmony, away from terrible music or wailing human voices.
1. Slugs Bay
This tiny private bay in Mellieħa is quite difficult to reach, but the ball-busting journey you must go through to get to it is totally worth it.
Located underneath L-Aħrax tal-Mellieħa, this secluded swimming spot comes with its own tiny swimming pool where you can play-pretend mermaids with your friends.
2. St. Paul’s Islands
Affectionately known as il-Gżejjer ta’ San Pawl, these small land droplets off the coast of Selmun are actually one island which sometimes gets split in two due to waves.
You can swim at the unnamed Selmun bay opposite them. If you’re not afraid of heights and have no problem getting covered in scrapes and scratches, go ahead and enjoy this ethereal bay.
3. Mġiebaħ Bay
Another gorgeous and tricky to get to bay in Mellieħa, Imġiebaħ can be accessed through Selmun. You could technically get there by car, but the road is long, steep, bumpy and narrow. Having said that, it’s better to drive down then walk for around 20 minutes in the sun.
4. Coral Lagoon
We’ve already dedicated a whole article on this natural beauty. This spot is popular with both divers and snorkelers who want to explore untouched waters and caves in Malta. Getting to it either requires going there by foot or using a kayak.
5. Qarraba Bay
This beach can be seen from the clay cliffs in Għajn Tuffieħa and Ġnejna. You know that tiny bit of sand you can see in between the two beaches? The one that looks super difficult to get to? That’s the one. Good luck.
6. San Blas
San Blas is a lovely red beach neighbouring Ramla Bay. Most people avoid it because of the extremely steep hill you need to go through to access it. This makes San Blas more secluded than other beaches in Gozo. No buildings or man-made eyesores can be seen in this area, making it one of Gozo’s best-kept treasures.
7. Xrobb l-Għaġin
This fantastic bay is another difficult one to get to, of course. But by now we’ve reached the end of this list, so we assume that you already know that these bays are a bit tricky to get to.
Xrobb l-Għaġin is worth going to because of the natural beauty this bay offers. Close to a nature reserve, there’s also two other cool bays close by; Kalanka and St. Peter’s Pool.