Alongside the country’s top beaches, Malta’s Golden Bay Beach is located in the north of the island. Facing roughly westward into the enormity of the Mediterranean Sea, the next landfall would be Tunisia.
One of the island nation’s broadest beaches, at its widest point it has dimensions of more than 50 metres from sand to sea, while it has a relatively modest length of around 150 metres.
Close to a range of amenities, including a number of higher-end hotels and the popular Munchies restaurant, Golden Bay’s sands are largely occupied by neat rows of sun loungers and umbrellas. Its shallows are relatively well protected from the open sea, and only get deep in long increments ensuring it’s a favourite with younger families.
The beach can be reached by both bus from all over the island and by private car, although parking is always an issue on busier days such as Saturdays and Sundays during the summer holiday period. Because of its fine sunsets, many stay on until nightfall, sometimes setting up barbeques.
In addition to standard beach activities, visitors are able to rent gear for numerous water sports. Lifeguards are on duty from mid-June to mid-September. While it can be warm enough to enjoy Golden Bay during the winter months, swimmers at this time of year run the risk of being caught out by strong undercurrents.
- Wheelchair accessible
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