Hondoq Ir Rummien Bay

Hondoq Ir Rummien Bay - Malta
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Facing towards the tiny island of Comino from Gozo’s southern coastline, Hondoq Ir-Rummien Beach shifts between shingle to sand closest to the water’s edge. Its waters are clear enough to see the sandy bottom, and warm enough to make it a popular spot for a swim, particularly among locals. It is also regularly used by learner divers and snorkelers keen to explore the sea caves.

Meaning - bizarrely - ‘pomegranate moat’, the beach can be reached on foot from the village of Qala, a pleasant downhill journey of around 20 minutes, or by car. There is no bus service.

A Blue Flag beach ensures you’ll have no concerns over its cleanliness or water quality, while a kiosk rents out a small number of sun loungers and umbrellas during popular times. It also sells basic refreshments.

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  • Swimming/bathing


  • Wheelchair accessible


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