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Golden Sands Beach

This lovely stretch of sandy beach that looks west to the sunset is special for its beauty and rarity on Malta’s rocky coastline. 

Stretch out on the soft sand of the aptly named Golden Sands Beach on Golden Bay. Along with Mellieħa Bay, this is one of Malta’s most beloved beaches, for its fine granules which set it apart from the usual pebbly shorelines. The sea opens up in front of you here, framed by ragged cliffs, with the mysterious Ghajn Tuffieha tower just visible over scruffy hills.

Golden Bay is not quite within Mellieħa but very accessible from the township, as Malta is quite compact. Because it’s slightly out of the way, it rarely gets crowded. The people here are happy to just lie in the sun and enjoy the waves that form out in the distance and roll gently into the shore. However you travel here, enjoy the pretty countryside of Malta on your way.

Many of Malta’s beaches are either heavily developed for tourism, artificial or full of people, so Golden Bay is a retreat from the frenetic resort lifestyle. It looks now as it has looked throughout the thousands of years of civilization in Malta. Wind surfers and other watersports lovers in particular enjoy its serenity. Appreciate the beach’s features that have earned a Beach of Quality Award.

Go for a leisurely walk along the cliffs that hang over the blue water. Notice that the land behind is relatively unspoiled, apart from a large hotel. If you’re staying at the hotel you’ll have access to a private portion of the beach. Several cafés assure you won’t go hungry. Rent sunbeds and umbrellas from beachside kiosks.

The beach at Golden Bay truly shines in the rosy glow of a gorgeous sunset when the light fades over the horizon. Arrive by car and use the plentiful parking or by bus from Bugibba or Sliema. If you’d like to spend a night under the stars and hear the gentle waves as you fall asleep, put up a tent at the nearby Ghajn Tuffieha campsite. 


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Solana Hotel & Spa £58
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Solana Hotel & Spa

Gorg Borg Olivier Street, Mellieha, Malta
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    This family-friendly Mellieha hotel is located near the beach, within 1 mi (2 km) of Mellieha Church and Mellieha Bay. Golden Sands Beach is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) away.

    Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta Golden Sands £186
    Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta Golden Sands

    Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta Golden Sands

    Golden Bay, Mellieha, Malta
       
      5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Nestled on the beach, this Għajn Tuffieħa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Golden Sands Beach and Golden Bay. Mellieha Bay is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) away.

      Maritim Antonine Hotel & Spa Malta £72
      Maritim Antonine Hotel & Spa Malta

      Maritim Antonine Hotel & Spa Malta

      George Borg Olivier Street, Mellieha, Malta
         
        4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        This family-friendly Mellieha hotel is located by the sea, within 1 mi (2 km) of Mellieha Church and Mellieha Bay. Golden Sands Beach and Golden Bay are also within 3 miles (5 km).

        North Side Apartments
        North Side Apartments

        North Side Apartments

        North Side Aparments, Triq il-Majjistral, Mgarr
           
          0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in Mgarr, this apartment building is 1.9 mi (3 km) from Golden Bay and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Golden Sands Beach. San Anton School is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) away.

          Pergola Hotel & Spa £56
          Pergola Hotel & Spa

          Pergola Hotel & Spa

          Adenau Street, Mellieha, Malta
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            This family-friendly Mellieha hotel is located near the beach, within 3 mi (5 km) of Mellieha Bay and Golden Sands Beach. Blue Lagoon and St. Paul's Cathedral are also within 9 mi (15 km).

            db Seabank Resort and Spa - All Inclusive
            db Seabank Resort and Spa - All Inclusive

            db Seabank Resort and Spa - All Inclusive

            Marfa Road, Mellieha Bay, Mellieha, Malta
               
              4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Nestled on the beach, this Għadira resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ghadira Nature Reserve and Mellieha Bay. Golden Bay and Golden Sands Beach are also within 3 miles (5 km).

              Yellow Pearl Apartments
              Yellow Pearl Apartments

              Yellow Pearl Apartments

              Triq Santa Marija, Mellieha
                 
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Ta' Pennellu, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mellieha Church and Mellieha Bay. Golden Sands Beach and Golden Bay are also within 3 miles (5 km).

                Classic rooms by CmH
                Classic rooms by CmH

                Classic rooms by CmH

                76, Triq il-Kappillan Magri, Mellieha
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Ta' Pennellu, this beach guesthouse is within 1 mile (2 km) of Mellieha Church and Mellieha Bay. Golden Sands Beach and Golden Bay are also within 3 miles (5 km).