There are many sandy beaches in Malta, facilitated with beach bars or cafes, water sports and dive centres and sun beds and umbrellas.
Here are the main sandy beaches in Malta:
Located north-west, this is Malta’s most popular sandy beach. With direct buses running daily it is easily accessible and being fully service it holds a water sports and dive centre, numerous bars and café’s, sun beds and umbrellas.
Located north-west, close to Golden Bay, this is generally a little quieter. Although there is not water sports centre there is still a beach restaurant and sun beds available
Also very popular with tourist and locals alike, this is one of the largest sandy beaches in Malta. It has numerous bars, restaurants, shops and kiosks running along-side it. Water sports are plentiful from parascending to snorkeling. This is also easily accessed with many bus routes passing through and regular services.
Armier Bay & Little Armier
These private coves can only be reached by car and are generally more popular with locals. Little Armier is a little quieter than Armier Bay, which can become very bust at weekend in mid summer. However if you have transport and prefer more a more relaxed beach experience then these bays are definitely worth a visit. Each has its own beach restaurants which also provide sun beds and umbrellas.
Located north of Malta looking out towards Gozo & Comino, paradise bay offers charming views and is well serviced. It can become busy at weekends in mid-summer and can be reached by a regular bus service.
A secluded bay very popular with locals. This cannot be reached by bus, however can be easily accessed by car for a more relaxing beach experience. There is no beach bar as such, but is home to a very up-market fish restaurant open in the evenings.
St George's Bay
This busy vibrant beach is situated just down the road from Bay Street Shopping Complex. Whilst it attracts a younger crowd, this man-made beach is ideal if you are looking to combine sunbathing with dining and shopping.
This man made beach is located in the south of Malta. It is sited in the town centre of Birzebuggia and is surrounded by shops, restaurants and bars. The south of Malta is regarded as less commercial and is home to some of the best fresh fish restaurants, a sunbathing and dining here is highly recommended.