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Did you know? Gnejna’s idyllic Ta’ Marija Sea Cave can be accessed on foot
Many people opt to visit this site aboard a kayak.

Benjamin Abela

Summer may soon be over, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t keep enjoying Malta’s marine wonders…

In his latest video, local explorer Pierre Farrugia took his viewers on a long trek down to Gnejna’s downright idyllic Ta’ Marija Sea Cave – and we’re nothing short of impressed.

Because of the trek’s challenging nature, many opt to visit this spot aboard a kayak. Having said that, Pierre braved the tricky terrain and embarked on a long and arduous yet rewarding journey.

The local explorer kicked off his adventure at Gnejna Bay, a beloved beach home to stunning sea views. From the start, the hike proved to be rather physically taxing, presenting Pierre with a long series of uphill paths.

Pierre Farrugia / YouTube

It wasn’t long before all of this paid off, however, with the views getting better and better the further up Pierre climbed.

At a point, Pierre could spot the Qarraba Peninsula, Golden Bay, Ras il-Wahx, and the Radisson Blu hotel all at once.

Around halfway through his trek to Ta’ Marija Cave, the explorer came across a dilapidated old building which he assumes once belonged to a farmer.

Pierre Farrugia / YouTube

As is the case with many similar structures, this building’s doorway was unusually low – so much so that Pierre had to crouch to make his way inside.

Shortly after making his way out of the room, the trek took a downhill turn, literally.

Pierre Farrugia / YouTube

And whilst this wasn’t as taxing as hiking uphill, the slippery terrain wasn’t doing Pierre any favours whatsoever. In light of this, Pierre advised viewers planning to embark on this trek to exercise extreme caution.

As he made his way down to sea-level, the explorer spotted a few spray-painted markings on the dots, presumably advising hikers that they are, indeed, on the right track.

Pierre Farrugia / YouTube

After working his way around a steep decline, some boulders, and many slippery surfaces, Pierre came face-to-face with the mouth of Ta’ Marija Cave.

Words can’t do this towering natural structure justice, so we highly recommend checking out Pierre’s video for this part.

Pierre Farrugia / YouTube

Inside, the cave is around six metres tall and six metres wide, and it stretches out deep into the land. Pierre warned hikers to be wary of the cave’s seemingly unstable ceiling.

Making your way to the inside of the cave can prove to be a bit tricky if you’re on foot – a kayak would be perfect in this situation. The water inside the cave is some of the clearest we’ve ever set our eyes on.

Get hiking!

Pierre Farrugia / YouTube

24th September 2023


Benjamin  Abela
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Benjamin Abela
Benjamin is a Writer at Content House Group. With his background in journalism, marketing, and the arts, Benjamin enjoys finding the human aspect to any story he gets a hold of. When he's not too busy writing his next article, you could probably find him playing with his cats or performing on a stage.

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