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Harbor Beach in Baska (Island of Krk)

Rating: This small pebble beach lies right next to the harbor in the town of Baska in the island of Krk. It is a good alternative to Vela Plaza and not too far from it either. Water is usually clear and calm, thus making a good candidate setting for swimmers (and sunbathers alike). The proximity with the harbor, although not a busy one, can cause some disturbance on the water on those days when currents are adverse; never too much of a problem though. Just as Vela Plaza, this little beach can also get crowded, so that it’s suggested that [ ... ]

Vela Plaza in Baska, Island of Krk

Rating: Right within the center of the town of Baska, Vela Plaza is one of the most famous (and hence crowded) beaches in the island of Krk. Water is crystal clear and usually calm, thus providing an ideal setting for everyone, especially families with children. It always gets crowded though, so that you have to show up early in order to secure your spot and also to expect a day surrounded by other people (mainly Italian, German or Croatian tourists) if you decide to stop here. It is mainly a pebble beach with a few spots where sunbathing on the [ ... ]

Croatia – Bunculuka Bay (Baska, Island of Krk)

Rating: Banculuka Bay is a sandy/pebble beach within the premises of the FKK Banculuka naturist Camp, in the island of Krk (near the town of Baska). The beach is pretty wide, offering lot of locations where to sunbathe. Although it’s rare to find yourself suffocating in a dense crowd, you still have to be prepared that you’ll definitely share this beach with other people – to get you an idea about numbers, the camping alone can accomodate more than 1000 guests. Most of these people will be naturist and hence they’ll be naked. Just be prepared for this. Water is [ ... ]

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. Tweet This Post
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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 [ ... ]
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Malta Beaches – Xlendi in Gozo

Rating: Xlendi 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. Tweet This Post

Malta Beaches – Blue Grotto

Rating: More known for its main attraction, the Blue Grotto, the village of Zurrieq, also offers visitors a chance to swim. There are in fact a few facilities for swimmers, as well as a few bars and restaurants where to rest. With this said, it’s also true that the place is nothing too speactacular as a beach, and it’s much more reccomended for the chance you have to get into a luzzu (Maltese colored boat) and get closer to the magnificient caves in the area. Actually all of the boat traffic makes it quite dangerous for swimmers. At any case, [ ... ]

Malta Beaches – Ghajn Tuffieha Bay

Rating: Ghajn Tuffieha is Golden Bay’s sister beach. It’s in fact also located in the north-western part of the island, just a couple hundred meters away from it. It’s easy to be reached, but not so to be accessed, since there’s quite a lot of climb down to do (over 100 steps). It’s popular among couples and young people, local and tourists alike. Please note that, although such practice is technically illegal in Malta, there might be nude sunbathers sometimes. It’s usually not as crowded as its sister, but nevertheless it also offers certain facilities (cafe, restaurant). A cold drink [ ... ]
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Malta Beaches – Ghar Lapsi

Rating: Għar Lapsi (meaning Ascension Cave) is a small rocky bay, located close to Dingli, 1 km north-west of the Blue Grotto. Here it’s possible to swim within a sheltered rocky inlet (basically a natural swimming pool), which, on calm water days, is actually also a great place to snorkel or for diving practitioners. There’s no real beach there, but it’s possible to sunbathe on the concrete terraces surrounding the inlet. There are a bar (also serving sandwiches and hot dishes) and a bigger restaurant nearby. Tweet This Post
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Malta Beaches – Ramla Bay in Gozo

Rating: 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 [ ... ]
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Malta Beaches – Paradise Bay

Rating: Paradise Bay’s a Sandy beach located in Cirkewwa, on the northern part of the island of Malta. It’s set in a natural cove, which makes it excellent for snorkeling, especially on the two sides of it. It has a bar and several other facilities, including showers, a restaurant and a beach equipment rental/shop. Umbrellas and beach chairs can also be rented thereby.  Not far from it there’s also a Hotel, where a Diving School is also located. It’s a quite popular beach for locals, but it’s also populated by tourists. It’s a very good beach to visit, [ ... ]
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Malta Beaches – Golden Bay

Rating: Golden Bay’s of the most popular Sandy beaches of Malta. It’s located in the north-western part of the island, overlooked by the Radisson Blu hotel complex. It’s popular among families, but also couples or tourist groups. It’s very easy to be reached and accessed, and offers all the facilities you might need (cafe, restaurant, umbrella/water sport hire) for a day full of fun at the beach. It’s usually safe for swimming (thanks also to the common safe buoys, very common in all Malta beaches), but it is prone to strong currents when the wind blows from the north-west. A [ ... ]