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Mellieħa Bay

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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Maritim Antonine Hotel & Spa Malta £62
Maritim Antonine Hotel & Spa Malta

Maritim Antonine Hotel & Spa Malta

George Borg Olivier Street, Mellieha
     
    4.1
    of 5, from 1,263 reviews
    4.0 out of 5.0

    This family-friendly Mellieha hotel is located by the sea, within 1 mi (2 km) of Mellieha Church and Mellieha Bay. Golden Sands Beach is 2.7 mi (4.4 km) away.

    db Seabank Resort and Spa £145
    db Seabank Resort and Spa

    db Seabank Resort and Spa

    Marfa Road, Mellieha Bay, Mellieha
       
      4.4
      of 5, from 486 reviews
      4.0 out of 5.0

      Nestled on the beach, this Mellieha resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Popeye Village Malta and Mellieha Bay. Mellieha Church and Red Tower are also within 2 miles (3 km).

      Paradise Bay Resort £90
      Paradise Bay Resort

      Paradise Bay Resort

      Cirkewwa Paradise Bay, Mellieha
         
        3.5
        of 5, from 568 reviews
        4.0 out of 5.0

        Nestled on the beach, this Mellieha hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Cirkewwa Ferry Terminal and 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Mellieha Bay. Armier Bay Beach and Gozo are also within 3 miles (5 km).

        Mellieha Bay Hotel
        Mellieha Bay Hotel

        Mellieha Bay Hotel

        Marfa Road, Mellieha
           
          3.8
          of 5, from 82 reviews
          4.0 out of 5.0

          Nestled on the beach, this Mellieha resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Red Tower and Mellieha Bay. Cirkewwa Ferry Terminal and Popeye Village Malta are also within 2 miles (3 km).

          Luna Holiday Complex £59
          Luna Holiday Complex

          Luna Holiday Complex

          Marfa Road, Mellieha
             
            3.6
            of 5, from 192 reviews
            3.0 out of 5.0

            Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mellieha Church and Mellieha Bay. Popeye Village Malta and Red Tower are also within 2 miles (3 km).

            Superb Sunny Seafront Luxury Apartment With Swimming Pool and Stunning Sea Views
            Superb Sunny Seafront Luxury Apartment With Swimming Pool and Stunning Sea Views

            Superb Sunny Seafront Luxury Apartment With Swimming Pool and Stunning Sea Views

            , Mellieha
               
              5.0
              of 5, from 5 reviews
              0.0 out of 5.0

              This family-friendly Mellieha apartment is located on the waterfront, within 1 mi (2 km) of Mellieha Church and Mellieha Bay. Popeye Village Malta and Red Tower are also within 3 miles (5 km).

              Pergola Hotel & Spa £69
              Pergola Hotel & Spa

              Pergola Hotel & Spa

              Adenau Street, Mellieha
                 
                3.8
                of 5, from 550 reviews
                4.0 out of 5.0

                This family-friendly Mellieha hotel is located by the sea, within 1 mi (2 km) of Mellieha Church and Mellieha Bay. Golden Sands Beach is 2.9 mi (4.6 km) away.

                Solana Hotel & Spa £68
                Solana Hotel & Spa

                Solana Hotel & Spa

                Gorg Borg Olivier Street, Mellieha
                   
                  4.0
                  of 5, from 551 reviews
                  4.0 out of 5.0

                  This family-friendly Mellieha hotel is located by the sea, within 1 mi (2 km) of Mellieha Church and Mellieha Bay. Golden Sands Beach is 2.7 mi (4.4 km) away.