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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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db Seabank Resort and Spa £85
db Seabank Resort and Spa

db Seabank Resort and Spa

Marfa Road, Mellieha Bay, Mellieha
     
    4.4
    of 5, from 456 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. Armier Bay Beach and Cirkewwa Ferry Terminal are also within 3 miles (5 km).

    Mellieha Bay Hotel
    Mellieha Bay Hotel

    Mellieha Bay Hotel

    Marfa Road, Mellieha
       
      3.8
      of 5, from 63 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).

      Pergola Hotel & Spa £46
      Pergola Hotel & Spa

      Pergola Hotel & Spa

      Adenau Street, Mellieha
         
        3.8
        of 5, from 540 reviews
        4.0 out of 5.0

        This family-friendly Mellieha hotel is located by the sea, within 3 mi (5 km) of Mellieha Bay and Golden Sands Beach. Popeye Village Malta and St Paul's Island are also within 3 miles (5 km).

        Luna Holiday Complex £45
        Luna Holiday Complex

        Luna Holiday Complex

        Marfa Road, Mellieha
           
          3.6
          of 5, from 186 reviews
          3.0 out of 5.0

          Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Popeye Village Malta and Mellieha Bay. Red Tower and Cirkewwa Ferry Terminal are also within 3 miles (5 km).

          Maritim Antonine Hotel & Spa Malta £56
          Maritim Antonine Hotel & Spa Malta

          Maritim Antonine Hotel & Spa Malta

          George Borg Olivier Street, Mellieha
             
            4.1
            of 5, from 1,222 reviews
            4.0 out of 5.0

            This family-friendly Mellieha hotel is located by the sea, within 3 mi (5 km) of Mellieha Bay and Golden Sands Beach. Popeye Village Malta and Red Tower are also within 3 miles (5 km).

            Solana Hotel & Spa
            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 3 mi (5 km) of Mellieha Bay and Golden Sands Beach. Popeye Village Malta and St Paul's Island are also within 3 miles (5 km).

              Mellieha Designer Finished 2bedroom Maisonette
              Mellieha Designer Finished 2bedroom Maisonette

              Mellieha Designer Finished 2bedroom Maisonette

              , Il-Mellieha
                 
                0.0 out of 5.0

                Situated in Mellieha, this holiday home is close to Mellieha Bay, Popeye Village Malta and Red Tower. Local attractions also include Golden Sands Beach and Golden Bay.

                Mellieha Holiday Apartment 1
                Mellieha Holiday Apartment 1

                Mellieha Holiday Apartment 1

                WILD CHERRY, 4, MELLIEHA
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0

                  Situated in Mellieha, this property is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Mellieha Bay and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Golden Sands Beach. Popeye Village Malta and Red Tower are also within 3 miles (5 km).