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Ramla Bay revamp: Here’s how this popular Gozitan beach is set to be transformed
The plans were designed by architect Shawn Micallef.

Benjamin Abela

Few beaches around the Maltese islands are as popular as Xaghra’s Ramla Bay.

Every summer, this red, sandy beach welcomes thousands upon thousands of local and foreigners looking to spend a day snorkelling, swimming, or sunbathing out in the sun.

Despite its resounding popularity, Ramla Bay has managed to remain relatively undeveloped, hosting nothing more than a handful of ice cream kiosks – however, this all might change very soon.

A development application lodged to the Planning Authority by the Gozo Ministry is seeking to allow the construction of a number of beach-side facilities along the bay.

Aptly titled the Ramla Masterplan, this development would consist of the following:

  • The re-organisation of the existing Class 4D kiosks
  • The relocation of the public convenience families being proposed for construction
  • The construction of an ERRC clinic facility and office / storage instead of the existing public convenience
  • The opening of a police station in an already existing room

Said plans have been designed by architect Shawn Micallef.

The application also includes a number of renders, showing what the Ramla Bay area is set to look like, should development permission be granted.

As evidenced by the proposed plans, most, if not all, of the proposed developments are set to be undertaken on land that is already developed.

Current plans (left) and proposed plans (right)

What do you think of this development?

5th May 2022


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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