In the summer season, when
temperatures reach an average of 35°C, the clear, Mediterranean
Sea is, to say the least, inviting. Luckily in a small island such
as Malta no place is very far from the beach.
The sandy shores of Birzebbuga’s Pretty Bay, Golden Bay, “Ghajn
Tuffieha”, Paradise Bay, Gnejna and Mellieha Bay are sure to be
full of bathers whiling their time away pleasurably doing nothing.
Rocky beaches such as Sliema’s, Delimara (limits of Zejtun), Zurrieq
and Marsascala get their fair share of people who usually “invade”
them during weekends or the day after the traditional village festa.
Marsalforn, Ramla l-Hamra and Xlendi rank amongst the most popular
in Gozo whilst Comino’s Blue Lagoon and Santa Marija Bay are sought
for their unspoilt beauty.
In many beaches it is possible to rent deck-chairs and umbrellas
or the equipment to practice sea sports such as skiing, pedalos,
parakiting, windsurfing and jetskiing.
For the more adventurous there is nothing as thrilling as scuba-diving
in the enchanting waters of Zurrieq, Ghar Lapsi (limits of Siggiewi)