Mellieha bay or L-Ghadira as it is known by the locals, is Malta’s most popular sandy beach. The beach area becomes very busy during the peak Summer months. Hotels in Mellieha are plenty, both along the bay and up in the village.
Most visitors prefer to stay at one of the magnificent seaside hotels. This way, they can literally jump out of the bed and find themselves on the beach. What a way to live!
Mellieha bay on a sunny day in October
Though it gets crowded in Summer, it really is one of the most beautiful Maltese beaches and is highly recommended since you can never get bored at L-Ghadira … you can swim, sunbath, dose off under an umbrella, check out one of the many snack bars, kiosks and cafes along the beach, snorkel or try your hand at the vast range of watersports available!
Why not take a stroll along the promenade in the evenings?
Beach parties and events are also held periodically. There really is something for everyone at Mellieha Bay! Ample parking and excellent facilities make this beach one of the most popular spots to check out while holidaying in Malta.
Although there are other Malta beaches that are family favourites, this bay is particularly attractive for families with children, since the water is ankle deep for some 50m out to sea.
The bay is the largest sandy beach on the island and becomes even more beautiful during off peak season, since it becomes much less crowded. If you’re lucky you may even end up having the whole beach to yourself! So don’t despair if you happen to visit Malta around April/May or October/Early November for example.
Instead, make the most of your golden opportunity to savor L-Ghadira at its best! The perfect place to relax in peace and tranquillity.
Countless activities to choose from like windsurfing, kitesurfing, canoeing, water-skiing, etc will have even the most adventurous types exhausted by the end of the day! If you’re into diving, you will also find a well-equipped scuba diving school here.
Easily reached by car or bus, Mellieha Bay is located 2 km north of the inland village of Mellieha.