The Breathtaking Beaches in Gozo

If you are looking for a spot to vacation on, well you should know that it is no secret that Gozo offers some of the best beaches in the world. If you’re considering staying in Gozo or planning a day trip to Malta’s sister island. 

Here are a few personal suggestions for the best beaches around. Quiet, few man-built structures and clean. Unlike main island Malta, where beaches can get crowded pretty quickly in summer, beaches in Gozo rarely get too busy at this time of the year.

people and boats on a beach in gozo

Say you are planning on a Mediterranean vacation. This guide has you covered. We will be looking at five of the best-known beaches in Gozo. We will also look at what makes them so popular and what you would love about them. 

The goal is that at the end of this, you will be looking at five destination resorts within the space of just one vacation. So say put the belt up, this is about to be a spectacular ride. So the following are the most common beaches. 

Ramla l-Hamra

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Ramla l-Hamra is the largest, sandiest, and most popular beach in Gozo. It’s clean, there’s plenty of space for sunbathers and its shallow waters and easy access makes for a very family-friendly beach. With almost red-coloured sand, and surrounded by mostly undeveloped countryside it’s an obvious favourite for both locals and tourists alike. 

If you are planning on a family vacation, this one here is the best option. It is easy to reach and very family friendly. The beach also has lifeguards and several facilities available. Besides that it is a Blue Flag certified beach. However, Some parts of the shoreline are littered with pebbles, which can make entry to the water a little tricky. 

San Blas Bay

San Blas Bay is that beach that isn’t particularly difficult to reach. However it does discourage people who aren’t in very good shapes to head down there. It’s not necessarily getting there that requires being in shape physically, it’s the steep hill climb that forms the biggest challenge. With clean, clear waters, secluded and only blemished by the small structure of a kiosk selling some drinks and snacks this beach is definitely it. 

It is a beautiful little beach on the North coast of Gozo. It is beautiful, largely untouched and has red sandy beach making it a perfect view. A few amenities are around for your comfort. Pluck up some courage and make your way down, it’s well worth it. Public transport will take you to the top of the hill at San Blas, at the limits of the nearby village of Nadur. 

Dahlet Qorrot

This is a quaint, quiet place that rarely gets crowded and its pebbly beach is a nice place for a quick morning swim, with beautiful natural surroundings. The small bay of Dahlet Qorrot is located in the North West part of Gozo, near the villages of Nadur and Qala. Though it is quite small there is a reason it still contends as one of the best.

Having a shallow entry it’s also a safe place to swim with kids, while the quayside offers an entry point to deeper waters, also easily accessible. It has crystal clear waters and rarely gets busy. It is also a great location for a quick dip if you’re looking to do some rambling to admire some of Gozo’s natural beauty in late spring/early autumn.

Hondoq ir-Rummien

The bright azure coloured water is super inviting to dive into. There’s a small sandy beach, although not much space for sunbathing. You can also enter the water via ladder, on the rocky part of the bay, which is nevertheless great for swimming and also snorkelling and beginner level divers, with several small caves to explore at water level.

The bay has a great view of Comino and a local kiosk offers the convenience of getting refreshments. During summer nights, this is a popular location among Gozitans to fire up a barbeque and enjoy the fresh sea breeze after a hot summer’s day. Public transport won’t get you down to this beach so unless you’re hiring a car it might not be the easiest location to reach.

Dwejra (Inland Sea)

The “Inland Sea” is a shallow inland lagoon with a small pebbled beach and is a peaceful little oasis visited by swimmers and snorkelers alike. Dwejra Bay is located near the little village of San Lawrenz on the island of Gozo and is one of Malta’s most spectacular natural landmarks. The inland sea at Dwejra has a small pebbly beach and makes for a great spot to swim and snorkel.

On the rocky coastline, once the famous site of the breathtaking Azure Window you can find interesting features like Fungus rock and the Blue Hole, which is a popular diving site as well. The bay is directly linked to the sea via a 60-metre long cave. It’s a good spot for snorkelling and there are excellent diving sites among the underwater caves and around the site where the Azure Window collapsed into the sea.

Final thoughts 

When choosing the perfect spot for a vacation there is a lot to consider. Like the cost, the distance, if the place is safe or not. All of those. In Gozo or Malta, most of the beaches are affordable and safe. With lifeguard and certifications. The only downside comes with the rocky lands, pebbles and little to no shade at all. However for a vacation that tan is probably one of the nicest things to look forward to. 

In conclusion, if you are looking for a place where you and your family can have fun. Any beach from the above will definitely suit you. Just find your comfort zone book and start your vacation right away with some Mediterranean sun and breeze. You can never go wrong with that. Take your time, plan your vacation, and have a blast. So have fun and enjoy the process.

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