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Mellieha Bay

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Mellieha Bay which includes a sandy beach

Spend your days in the north relaxing on the sand at this sparkling natural beach perfect for swimming and windsurfing. 

The huge aquamarine ocean opens up in front of you at Mellieħa Bay as you lie on your deckchair under your umbrella, soaking up the warmth of this unique place. Also known as Ghadira Bay, Mellieħa Bay’s beach is just under 0.5 mile (0.8 kilometer) long, which makes it one of the longest sandy beaches in Malta.

Looking out to the crystal waters you’ll understand why Mellieħa Bay is so perfect for long family days at the beach. Most of Malta’s coastline is rocky, so having crystalline sand to lie on is a real treat. This place has a Blue Flag award for water quality and safety, including the presence of lifeguards. Kids can play here safely because the water is warm, shallow and calm, as the beach is quite sheltered. You’ll be among other people who use these calm waters for boating, waterskiing and windsurfing. Put on your mask and snorkel to view colorful fish under the water's surface.

Notice that the bay is divided into three sections by collections of rocks. Most active beach and watersports are in the middle part. On either side, find space to relax. Rent a chair for the day. For a real Maltese experience, sip the local Kinnie soft drink of oranges and aromatic herbs, while sunning yourself.

The old town of Mellieħa is up on the hill, about 20 minutes of walking or a short bus trip from the beach. The beloved Parish Church looks down over the bay. Look for a pinkish fortified building, the Red Tower, also known as St. Agatha’s Tower. It was built for the Knights of St. John, who had towers all around Malta’s coastline in the 17th century.

Climb up from Mellieħa Bay to the top of the headland to see a true panorama of the island. For something more relaxing, visit the little cafés and shops on the beach. If you’re arriving by car, use the available parking on the nearby road.

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Gorg Borg Olivier Street, Mellieha, Malta
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The price is £60 per night from 1 Aug to 1 Aug
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Maritim Antonine Hotel & Spa Malta
Maritim Antonine Hotel & Spa Malta
4.5 out of 5
George Borg Olivier Street, Mellieha, Malta
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 ...
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Reviewed on 24 Feb 2021

Maritim Antonine Hotel & Spa Malta
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db Seabank Resort and Spa - All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
Marfa Road, Mellieha Bay, Mellieha, Malta
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 ...
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