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Best bays for an afternoon swim! Check out today's recommended spots in Malta and Gozo
Those looking forward to a swim can go to Armier Bay, Mellieha or Ramla l-Ħamra

Anthea Cachia

Want to take a dip in the sea but unsure which bays are the safest in gloomy weather?

Weather page Maltese Islands Weather has just released it’s popular ‘Recommended Bays’ list showing bays that are likely to offer the best conditions for swimming.

Maltese Islands Weather shared that the bays’ positions on the list are based on changes in wind, wave, and current, along with reports from the public. Additionally, the list makes reference to the inner part of the bays and not the mouth.

Overall, it highlights that “it is important to judge the suitability of a bay based on onsite observation and directions provided by lifeguards that may be on duty.”

Today’s recommended bays:

  1. Marfa
  2. Ramla l-Bir
  3. Little Armier
  4. Armier Bay
  5. Mellieħa
  6. Imġiebaħ
  7. Mistra Bay
  8. St Paul’s Bay
  9. Baħar iċ-Ċagħaq
  10. St George’s Bay
  11. Ġnejna Bay
  12. Għajn Tuffieħa
  13. Golden Bay
  14. Anchor Bay
  15. Xwejni Bay
  16. Qbajjar
  17. Marsalforn
  18. Ramla l-Ħamra
  19. San Blas Bay
  20. Daħlet Qorrot
  21. Dwejra Inland Sea

In general, the weather page notes that a safe bay ‘denotes an area where you can swim comfortably.” Moreover, the list does not mean that only these bays are safe.

Beaches to avoid:

  1. Qawra
  2. Sliema
  3. Rinella Bay
  4. Marsaskala
  5. St Thomas Bay
  6. Ħofriet
  7. Marsaxlokk
  8. Pretty Bay
  9. Wied iż-Żurrieq
  10. Għar Lapsi
  11. Fomm ir-Riħ
  12. Paradise Bay
  13. Wied il-Għasri
  14. Ħondoq ir-Rummien
  15. Mġarr ix-Xini
  16. Xlendi
  17. Dwejra

Ready to swim?

24th May 2024


Anthea Cachia
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Anthea Cachia
Anthea has a passion for writing, meeting new people and telling stories. With an insatiable curiosity Anthea loves roaming localities in search of long-established small businesses. When not scribbling away on a notebook or tapping on her computer, you can find her experimenting in the kitchen or traveling.

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