Beaches
Beautiful old holiday photos show Birzebbugia’s Pretty Bay in the 1970s
Do you remember it like this?

Sarah Micallef

Pretty Bay, located in Birzebbugia, a seaside town in the southern region of Malta, owes its name to the turquoise water and golden sand that caused many to flock to it over the years.

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Alfred Cauchi via Nostalgia Malta / Facebook  

Those who are familiar with the bay nowadays know that it’s ‘pretty’-ness has been sadly diminished in recent years, mainly thanks to the development of more apartment blocks and the Malta Freeport, which looms large on the horizon.

pretty bay

Ricky Scott via Malta / Facebook

While the bay remains popular today, nostalgic family photos shared by Facebook user Ricky Scott, showcasing his parents on holiday there in the ‘70s and ‘80s, attracted a spate of comments reminiscing about the “good old days” of Pretty Bay, and we can see why!

Ricky Scott via Malta / Facebook

Ricky Scott via Malta / Facebook

Do you remember this sandy beach in the ‘70s and ‘80s?

21st February 2021


Sarah Micallef
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Sarah Micallef
A keen traveller with an interest in most things, Sarah loves her island home as much as she loves getting away from it, and enjoys discovering and re-discovering the gems, hidden corners and unique stories of her native Malta and Gozo.

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