Best time to visit Malta

Beach Season

Explore Malta's amazing beach life which is too tempting to resist!

Beach Season in Malta - Best Time
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Since Malta is situated in the center of the Mediterranean, the beach season here is longer than in many other parts of Europe. It starts in April and ends in October. Malta's many islands have beautiful beaches all around their coasts and a few secluded and hidden coves that can be reached only by sea. Most Maltese beaches are sandy, especially its north and west coasts—typically golden and red sand. The eastern coastline is rocky, being off the beaten track, but this area is very popular among scuba divers and snorkelers. So, Gozo and Comino offer plenty of out-of-the-way cliffed inlets with clear waters. They are perfect for snorkeling.

Azzure Window, Gozo, Malta
Azzure Window, Gozo, Malta

You will find the amazing red sand Ramla l-Ħamra beach in Gozo. Mellieħa Bay hosts a sandy beach with shallow blue crystal clean waters, perfect for water sports. Għajn Tuffieħa is less crowded with spectacular views of rock formations. Golden Bay, one of the three large sandy bays separated by large rock formations, is popular due to several upscale beach clubs. For a quiet stay, choose the secluded beaches of Paradise Bay and Armier at the tip of Malta. Maltese beaches are rated as some of most beautiful in the Mediterranean for a reason and its bays are rated among the most fabulous beach destinations in Europe.

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