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Mellieħa Bay

Spend your days in the north relaxing on the sand at this sparkling natural beach perfect for swimming and windsurfing.\u00A0

The huge aquamarine ocean opens up in front of you at Mellie\u0127a Bay as you lie on your deckchair under your umbrella, soaking up the warmth of this unique place. Also known as Ghadira Bay, Mellie\u0127a Bay\u2019s beach is just under 0.5 mile (0.8 kilometer) long, which makes it one of the longest sandy beaches in Malta.

Looking out to the crystal waters you\u2019ll understand why Mellie\u0127a Bay is so perfect for long family days at the beach. Most of Malta\u2019s coastline is rocky, so having crystalline sand to lie on is a real treat. This place has a Blue Flag award for water quality and safety, including the presence of lifeguards. Kids can play here safely because the water is warm, shallow and calm, as the beach is quite sheltered. You\u2019ll be among other people who use these calm waters for boating, waterskiing and windsurfing. Put on your mask and snorkel to view colorful fish under the water's surface.

Notice that the bay is divided into three sections by collections of rocks. Most active beach and watersports are in the middle part. On either side, find space to relax. Rent a chair for the day. For a real Maltese experience, sip the local Kinnie soft drink of oranges and aromatic herbs, while sunning yourself.

The old town of Mellie\u0127a is up on the hill, about 20 minutes of walking or a short bus trip from the beach. The beloved Parish Church looks down over the bay. Look for a pinkish fortified building, the Red Tower, also known as St. Agatha\u2019s Tower. It was built for the Knights of St. John, who had towers all around Malta\u2019s coastline in the 17th century.

Climb up from Mellie\u0127a Bay to the top of the headland to see a true panorama of the island. For something more relaxing, visit the little caf\u00E9s and shops on the beach. If you\u2019re arriving by car, use the available parking on the nearby road.


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Lodging Near Mellieha Bay

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Maritim Antonine Hotel & Spa Malta $78
Maritim Antonine Hotel & Spa Malta

Maritim Antonine Hotel & Spa Malta

George Borg Olivier Street, Mellieha
     
    4.1
    of 5, from 1,238 reviews
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    Situated on the north of the island in the idyllic hillside village of Mellieha, this Maltese property is located only 500 meters from the village center, 900 meters from the beach and 25 km from the Malta International Airport.

    db Seabank Resort and Spa $111
    db Seabank Resort and Spa

    db Seabank Resort and Spa

    Marfa Road, Mellieha Bay, Mellieha
       
      4.4
      of 5, from 474 reviews
      4.0 out of 5.0

      Nestled on the beach, this Mellieha resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mellieha Church and Mellieha Bay. Popeye Village Malta and Red Tower are also within 2 mi (3 km).

      Mellieha Bay Hotel
      Mellieha Bay Hotel

      Mellieha Bay Hotel

      Marfa Road, Mellieha
         
        3.8
        of 5, from 76 reviews
        4.0 out of 5.0

        Nestled on the beach, this Mellieha resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Red Tower and Mellieha Bay. Cirkewwa Ferry Terminal and Popeye Village Malta are also within 2 mi (3 km).

        Luna Holiday Complex $66
        Luna Holiday Complex

        Luna Holiday Complex

        Marfa Road, Mellieha
           
          3.6
          of 5, from 188 reviews
          3.0 out of 5.0

          Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mellieha Church and Mellieha Bay. Popeye Village Malta and Red Tower are also within 2 mi (3 km).

          Pergola Hotel & Spa $75
          Pergola Hotel & Spa

          Pergola Hotel & Spa

          Adenau Street, Mellieha
             
            3.8
            of 5, from 546 reviews
            4.0 out of 5.0

            This family-friendly Mellieha hotel is located by the sea, within 2 mi (3 km) of Mellieha Church and Mellieha Bay. Golden Sands Beach is 2.9 mi (4.6 km) away.

            Paradise Bay Resort $102
            Paradise Bay Resort

            Paradise Bay Resort

            Cirkewwa Paradise Bay, Mellieha
               
              3.5
              of 5, from 557 reviews
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              Nestled on the beach, this Cirkewwa hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Cirkewwa Ferry Terminal and 2 mi (3.3 km) from Mellieha Bay. Armier Bay Beach and Red Tower are also within 3 mi (5 km).

              Solana Hotel & Spa $129
              Solana Hotel & Spa

              Solana Hotel & Spa

              Gorg Borg Olivier Street, Mellieha
                 
                4.0
                of 5, from 551 reviews
                4.0 out of 5.0

                This family-friendly Mellieha hotel is located by the sea, within 2 mi (3 km) of Mellieha Church and Mellieha Bay. Golden Sands Beach is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) away.

                Villa Stephanotis - Three Bedroom Villa in St Maria Estate Mellieha
                Villa Stephanotis - Three Bedroom Villa in St Maria Estate Mellieha

                Villa Stephanotis - Three Bedroom Villa in St Maria Estate Mellieha

                , Il-Mellieha
                   
                  4.0
                  of 5, from 1 reviews
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                  Situated in Mellieha, this property is close to Mellieha Church, Mellieha Bay, and Popeye Village Malta. Local attractions also include Golden Sands Beach and Red Tower.