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Heart-breaking! Gozo’s Ramla Bay looks unrecognisable after Monday’s storm
Woah…

Jillian Mallia

Goodness! Ramla l-Hamra (Ramla Bay) is one of the most popular beaches in Gozo, especially known for its reddish sand. What was once a smooth sandy beach is now a little bit of a sad sight, following the insane thunderstorm that hit the Maltese Islands on Monday.

A canal seems to have formed on the beach and tonnes of rocks can be seen, along with a destroyed accessible wooden path. While it looks nothing like the bay we know, locals have pointed out that this is part of the nature’s process, with some noting that another storm could easily reverse the situation. Others have also noted that this usually happens during autumn winter months (particularly during rainy season), after which, the sand will slowly return.

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Not all hope is lost!

17th September 2020


Jillian Mallia
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Jillian Mallia
A book lover, writer and globetrotter who loves exploring new places and the local gems that the Maltese Islands have to offer. An avid foodie and arts fanatic, Jillian searches the island and beyond for the perfect settings to write about.

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