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Swimming at Saint Peter's Pool in Malta

Check out the lunar terrain of this atypical beach—no sand but but smooth rock shaped by erosion. It's St. Peter's Pool!

Swimming at Saint Peter's Pool
Swimming at Saint Peter's Pool

This beautiful natural swimming pool with crystal clear blue-green water is ideal for snorkelers and swimmers, or simply for those who want to spend a relaxing day in the sun. It is located close to Marsaxlokk, at the tip Delimara Point in the south-west part of Malta.The beach is covered with flat rocks. Beware of the sun in the middle of summer days. It can be quite strong and there is not much shade—the high cliffs are not always a good shield from sun rays.

You can use the ladders from the flat rock beaches to go down to the sea. Due to its secluded position, St. Peter's Pool is rarely crowded and you can easily find a spot for yourself. This place has no infrastructure, no refreshments either, so plan ahead and bring snacks and water. Do not forget to take a hat and a sun screen cream too!

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When is the best time to visit Saint Peter's Pool in Malta?

Saint Peter's Pool is best visited between April and October due to the warm and sunny weather. Visitors should carry enough water and sunscreen while visiting the place as the sun can be intense. Although it may get crowded during peak summer months of July and August, Saint Peter's Pool remains a peaceful and uncrowded destination all year round. Show more

Where is Saint Peter's Pool located?

Saint Peter's Pool is situated on Delimara Peninsula in the southeastern corner of Malta, near Marsaxlokk, a small fishing village. Visitors should wear sturdy shoes and carry enough water while accessing the pool as it is located on a steep footpath. The intensity of the sun also makes it important to carry sunscreen, especially during warm months. Show more

How crowded is Saint Peter's Pool?

Saint Peter's Pool is generally a secluded destination, making it less crowded even during the peak summer season. For complete solitude, it is recommended to visit during the shoulder seasons of spring or fall. There are no amenities available, so visitors should carry their own food and drinks, as well as other supplies necessary to spend a day at the beach. Show more

What type of terrain is found at Saint Peter's Pool?

Saint Peter's Pool is a unique beach featuring smooth, flat rocks, unlike regular sandy beaches. These rocks are flattened by wind and water, leaving them with a lunar appearance. The flat rocks make it easy to enter and exit the water from the shore, and the pool has several ladders to use upon entry and exit. As the terrain can be slippery when wet, visitors should wear sturdy shoes for safety. Show more

Are there any amenities available at Saint Peter's Pool?

Saint Peter's Pool does not have any amenities available on site. Visitors should carry their own food and drinks, sunscreen, and hats for protection from the sun while spending the day at the beach. As it is a relatively secluded location, tourists should carry a GPS device or map to avoid getting lost. Show more

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