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Malta Beaches – Marsalforn in Gozo

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

Marsalforn in GozoWe can’t really talk about a beach here, but rather about the sandy coastline of the seaside town of Marsalforn in Gozo. Although not too dirty, this beach isn’t something to talk about, so you might want to stop for a quick refreshment in the sea if you’re passing by. Definitely you have much better alternatives in Gozo if you’re there for the day.

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Malta Beaches – San Blas in Gozo

Rating: ★★★½☆

San Blas in GozoSan Blas is a nice small secluded beach in the north-eastern part of Gozo. Its sand is very similar to the one of Ramla Bay, with the distinctive golden-reddish sand. It’s a nice place to spend the day,especially if you wish to escape from the crowds of more popular beaches.

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Malta Beaches – Xlendi in Gozo

Rating: ★★★½☆

Xlendi Bay in GozoXlendi is a popular bay in Gozo. It has a small sandy beach and a rocky coastline where locals and tourists alike sunbathe in front of the seafront. Water is pretty clean and so is the environment overall. There are bars, restaurants and all of the facilities you might need and expect from a seaside town. Although it’s a cool place to spend the day if you’re vacationing in Gozo, you probably still have better choices (IE Azure Window, Ramla Bay, San Blas), if your time on the island is limited.

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Malta – Azure Window – Dwejra Bay, Gozo

Rating: ★★★★☆

Azure WindowRather than talking about about a bay, it’s probably more appropriate to refer about an area here. Within close distance you have in fact a chance of both enjoying a magnificent natural setting provided by a natural arch and surrounding rocks, forming a natural pool and other interesting formations, as well as sunbathing, swimming or snorkeling in the so-called azure window. Actually the so-called “beach” wouldn’t be nothing spectacular, if not for the natural hole in the rocks forming a cave interconnecting this natural pool with the sea. It’s a quite cool experience to swim/snorkel/dive into it, even if you have to pay attention to the boats which come and go at an incredible fast pace. This run has obviously also an impact on water which tends to get pretty dirty as time passes during the day. So it’s probably a good idea to show up there early and swim/snorkel through the cave, before leaving to the “natural pool” on the other side, where water tends to keep clean through the day. If you plan to swim/snorkel through the cave you might not spot too much fish but divers on training could offer you a cool environment where to swim. You might also encounter some water creatures such as jellyfishes. Be warned though that you might end up being surrounded by them pretty quickly and you won’t have too much room to escape. So please pay attention both to them and incoming boats.

With all this said, the location could definitely represent a good place where to spend a day or half of it.

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Malta Beaches – Ramla Bay in Gozo

Rating: ★★★★½

Ramla Bay (Ir-Ramla il-Ħamra in Maltese) is a sandy beach, located on the north-eastern side of Gozo, one of the three Maltese islands. Its sand features a distinctive golden-reddish tint, from which it’s inherited its name. The beach is very popular with both Maltese residents and tourists, and can be reached by either car or bus. It’s ideal for sunbathing and swimming, but it’s wide enough that some beach sport activities can be performed as well (it’s indeed suitable for families). It’s easy to be accessed (even though you have to expect to walk a little, or rely on pay parking, because of its popularity) and offers a few facilities, such as a bar and restaurant, umbrella and beach chair rental and a few ice cream/cold drink booths. The beach is surrounded by hillsides on both the west and east, where many local farmers have gardens and orchards.

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