Some of Malta's most beautiful beaches are within easy reach from Valletta.

Where are there beaches in Valletta?

Where are there beaches in Valletta?
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Although Malta’s capital city of Valletta is a peninsula that is surrounded by the sea, there are no real (sandy) beaches in and around Valletta.

The sea around Valletta is suitable for swimming, and there are a few spots around the city where people (mostly locals) go for a dip. However, considering the sea on both sides of the capital are used as harbours they’re not the best places to swim (nor the cleanest in Malta).

So what are your options is you’re looking to stay in Valletta but want to go to the beach?

These are a few great beaches in Malta that are easy to reach from Valletta by bus:

  • Golden Bay is a lovely sandy beach on the west coast of Malta with Blue Flag certification (a status that indicates the availability of amenities, lifeguards, nature conservation, etc.) and can be reached by bus route 44. Expect around 1.5h travel time.
  • Għajn Tuffieħa is a beach largely untouched by man with clay slopes and lovely natural surroundings and is located just south of Golden Bay. It can be reached with the same bus route 44 (and similar travel time) and is the last stop before reaching the latter beach.
  • Mellieħa Bay is Malta’s largest sandy beach and is located north of the village of Mellieħa. Being the most popular beach the island knows, it does tend to get pretty busy there but it’s a great beach to go to with kids, having a shallow surf and amenities and lifeguards present.

A popular reason to visit Malta: Chilling at the beach.

Where are there beaches in Valletta?
4.8 (95%) 4 votes

Although Malta’s capital city of Valletta is a peninsula that is surrounded by the sea, there are no real (sandy) beaches in and around Valletta.

The sea around Valletta is suitable for swimming, and there are a few spots around the city where people (mostly locals) go for a dip. However, considering the sea on both sides of the capital are used as harbours they’re not the best places to swim (nor the cleanest in Malta).

So what are your options is you’re looking to stay in Valletta but want to go to the beach?

Some of Malta's most beautiful beaches are within easy reach from Valletta.

These are a few great beaches in Malta that are easy to reach from Valletta by bus:

  • Golden Bay is a lovely sandy beach on the west coast of Malta with Blue Flag certification (a status that indicates the availability of amenities, lifeguards, nature conservation, etc.) and can be reached by bus route 44. Expect around 1.5h travel time.
  • Għajn Tuffieħa is a beach largely untouched by man with clay slopes and lovely natural surroundings and is located just south of Golden Bay. It can be reached with the same bus route 44 (and similar travel time) and is the last stop before reaching the latter beach.
  • Mellieħa Bay is Malta’s largest sandy beach and is located north of the village of Mellieħa. Being the most popular beach the island knows, it does tend to get pretty busy there but it’s a great beach to go to with kids, having a shallow surf and amenities and lifeguards present.

Don’t like the sound of those travel times and want to go to sandy beaches regularly on your holiday? Valletta may not be the right choice as a home base for you.

Find out whether Valletta is the right place to stay for you, or whether there are better places to stay in Malta.

Quick suggestion: Consider staying closer to these sandy beaches by looking at accommodation in Buġibba, Qawra and St. Paul’s Bay or staying in or around Mellieħa.

Don’t like the sound of those travel times and want to go to sandy beaches regularly on your holiday? Valletta may not be the right choice as a home base for you.

Find out whether Valletta is the right place to stay for you, or whether there are better places to stay in Malta.

Quick suggestion: Consider staying closer to these sandy beaches by looking at accommodation in Buġibba, Qawra and St. Paul’s Bay or staying in or around Mellieħa.

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