The Best Bays and Beaches in Marsalforn
Staying in Marsalforn? Want to know what you can expect if you’re ideal day on a short break involves nothing more than a towel on a beach and the sound of the waves? Let us tell you about some of the best beach spots in the area.
The town itself has just one small sandy beach located on the right side of Marsalforn Bay Gozo. Families like this small beach as the water is shallow enough for a good distance outwards, there are toilet facilities and umbrellas available for hire upon arrival. It can get quite busy with locals and tourists alike making their way there on a summer’s day. To the north of this beach you’ll be able to find some of the traditional fishing boats that you’ll spot in many photos of the area. These primarily are the boats that provide all the restaurants in the area with their catch of the day, so you know you’ll never get a fresher piece of fish than right here.
Dotted around the coastline though are a number of rocky beaches. Stretching left of the bay and going north towards neighbouring Qbajjar Bay is a prime area for bathing if you don’t mind doing so on the rocks. It does have a few sandy pockets that are ideal for couples looking for a quiet spot to bathe in, but the waters here do get deep quickly so it isn’t advisable for families with small children.
The best, and the largest beach in Gozo is Ramla Bay, located near Nadur on the north-west side of the island and a short drive from Marsalforn. The golden sand stretches over half a kilometre and is accompanied by shallow waters perfect for a refreshing dip in the sea. Umbrellas, deckchairs and sunbeds are available for hire and ice cream and snacks are available from the kiosks in the summer months.
Need to find out more about beaches in the area? Read our handy guide to beaches in Malta.