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Croatia Beaches – Jablanova (Island of Krk)

Rating: ★★★½☆

Jablanova Beach - Around Baska, Island of Krk - CroatiaJablanova is a nice little pebble beach within walking distance from the FKK Bunculuka naturist camp, so that you usually meet many naturists sunbathing here. Although technically outside the camping site, this beach is so close to it, that it basically constitutes and extension of it. Hence it can get very crowded. Although there are no facilities, you can rely on FKK Bunculuka facilities (a 15 minutes walk) for your needs.

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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 – White Tower Bay (Little Armier)

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

white Tower Bay, also called Little Armier is a white sand beach located on the north eastern part of the island of Malta. It is overlooked by the White Tower from which it inherits its name. Water is clean and crystal clear and the beach itself is quite pretty, definitely secluded. It’d be a great place to spend the day if not for the algae, the motor boats and the rubbish lying around. It’s still a good place to choose when you want to escape from crowds, but you definitely have better alternatives, so our suggestion is to keep it as an alternative when you’ve already explored the best beaches. Nevertheless it’s very easy to reach it, whereas other secluded beaches have much more difficult paths taking you there. So you could pick it as your destination if you don’t feel like you want to wast time searching for a place or you need easy access to the sea.

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Malta Beaches – Armier Bay

Rating: ★★★☆☆

This beach is very popular among locals and you can definitely opt to drive there (or take bus route 50) if you wish to blend with them and spend a day at the beach the Maltese way. It’s a quite pretty, sandy beach with clean water and a decent landscape. Facilities such as bars and restaurants are there for your needs also. It’s probably not as beautiful as other beaches in Malta, but you might want to give it a try, if you’re looking from something different.

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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 – Mistra Bay

Rating: ★★★☆☆

Mistra Bay is a pebble beach located between Xemxija Bay and Selmun. It is more common among locals rather than tourists, to the point that many tourist maps do not even mention it. It’s not large and is usually overtaken by Maltese, so that you have to show up early if you really want to spend the day there. There are a few facilities in the area, such as a restaurant and a bistro just across the road from the bay. It might be good choice if you wish to experience a “Maltese day at the beach”, but my personal opinion is that there are far better choices in Malta. If you decide to visit it, it might be worth following the coastline to get to the next bay also; it could definitely provide you a good chance to take a cool picture of pristine crystal clear water (as seen in the map below).

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Malta Beaches – Imgiebah Bay

Rating: ★★★★☆

Imgiebah - SelmunImgiebah Bay is a sandy, remote and secluded beach in the north-eastern part of Malta. Water is crystal clear, the environment is usually pristine and very quiet, since very few people usually hang around here. There are no facilities around and the road taking you there is pretty rough (and relatively long), so you might want to prepare yourself before getting into that. Once you get there, you most likely realize it was worth the effort, since you find yourself surrounded by beautiful natural elements, both on the ground and under water; this beach is in fact also good for snorkeling. Just be sure to bring some water supplies and refreshments with you, since you’ll most likely need them. Since there’s no lifeguard on duty, please also pay attention to sea conditions. It’s usually not dangerous, but if it gets too crispy for your taste or you feel some activity, it might be wise to just get out of water.

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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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