Comino (Blue Lagoon) Beach
The little island of Comino lies halfway between Malta and Gozo and is home to one of Malta’s most stunning beaches. The Blue Lagoon is a sheltered bay of dazzlingly turquoise shallow water that runs between Comino and the little uninhabited islet of Cominotto.
Enclosed by the golden cliffs of Comino to one side and Cominotto to the other the Blue Lagoon is the perfect place for swimming and snorkeling. You can swim out to the island in relative safety and much of the lagoon is rope off to keep boats out. During the summer months there is a lifeguard here, however there can be stronger currents out of season so some care is advised.
With ferries leaving from many of Malta’s major ports and harbours it is surprisingly easy to get to Comino. In fact the ferry from Cirkewwa on the northern tip of Malta’s main island only takes about 20 minutes. The Blue Lagoon is also on the itinerary of many boat trips.
Despite its inherent beauty there are a few downsides to visiting the Blue Lagoon. Firstly, there is only a small patch of sand that you could really call a beach here. Add to this the fact that this is one of Malta’s most celebrated attractions and you can imagine how busy it gets. This is generally fine if you just want to spend your time in the water but if you want to spread out and soak up the sun it probably isn’t the best.
On the subject of the sun it is worth noting there isn’t much in the way of shade here and the summer sun can be somewhat unrelenting.
For the above reasons it may be worth considering visiting the Blue Lagoon outside of the summer months. Or if you do, aim to arrive early so you can enjoy the natural beauty of this place.
- Diving & snorkelling
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