It’s a popular beach for swimmers and the perfect place for a refreshing early morning swim, as well as for snorkelling. In the evenings, it’s also a popular location for barbecues (evenings) with the beautiful surroundings of Malta’s Northeastern seascape as a backdrop.
Ta’ Fra Ben is one of my Top 10 Best Beaches in Malta.
Ta’ Fra Ben Bay is easy to get to. Many bus routes end (and start) in Buġibba and Qawra and travel to/from various places in Malta. The bay is just a ten-minute walk from the Buġibba bus terminal. It’s a clean bay with clear waters and very much suitable for snorkelling. Although there’s a relatively shallow part of the bay where families go for a swim, I wouldn’t necessarily recommend the bay as a family-friendly one. It’s easy to access but rather rocky and the water gets deeper quickly.
With its fairly shallow bathing water (sheltered from the open sea) and rich underwater life, it’s a great spot to explore while snorkelling. If you decide to go snorkelling, do be aware of your surroundings. There’s a marked off safety zone (buoys) for swimmers, beyond which boats regularly sail by.
Overlooking the bay you’ll find one of Malta’s historic coastal watch towers, built by Grandmaster De Redin during the time of the Knights of Malta. You can find a bar and restaurant at the entrance to the beach and deckchairs and umbrellas are available for hire.
Things to keep in mind
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