Discover the beautiful array of beaches on the idyllic island of Gozo. Here you will find some of the best beaches anywhere in Malta and they tend to be more peaceful and natural too. The sun shines some 300 days per year and sunbathing weather is more or less guaranteed between May and October. The water is a crystal clear azure and warm for most of the year – perfect for swimming, snorkelling, diving or just splashing about.
The largest beach on Gozo with golden-red sand. The beach has its own landmark - a white statue of the Virgin Mary and is also know as ir-Ramla l-Ħamra. It is accessible from Nadur and Xagħra.
A beautiful & quiet small red sandy beach located on the North-East coast of the island. It is accessible from the village of Nadur via a narrow road, the last part of which is closed to traffic because it is exceptionally steep. This discourages many people, making San Blas Bay a very peaceful place.
A quiet small fishing cove with a very small pebbly beach on the north-east coast below Nadur and Qala. The craggy coastline and clear waters are perfect for snorkelling. The bay is still used by local fishermen: a few boathouses line the shore. The ledges and small caves double up as shade areas.
A small cove which is popular with snorkellers because of its deep and clear water and the small caves at water level. The cove has good views over Comino and is accessible from Qala.
Ix-Xatt l-Aħmar is ideal both for swimming and for diving. The wreck of the once Malta-Gozo Ferryboat "Xlendi" lies in the depths of this location, making the bay an excellent dive-site too. Accessible from Għajnsielem.
A beautiful spot for swimming and snorkelling, this once-secluded inlet is increasingly popular though still rarely busy. It is the location chosen by Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt to shoot their film ‘By the Sea’. It is accessible through Sannat or Xewkija.
A popular swimming, snorkelling and diving spot. There is a small sandy beach leading into shallow waters perfect for young and old, while for the more adventurous it is delightful to swim and snorkel in deeper water off the long stretch of rocks bordering the beach. Because of its reef formations, Xlendi is an ideal diving site, even for beginners. This is also a typical Gozitan fishing village and is accessible through Fontana or Munxar.
Dwejra is perhaps the archipelago's most spectacular natural landmark. Here, geology, time and sea have worked together to produce some of the most remarkable scenery on the Islands - The Azure Window, the Inland Sea, Fungus Rock, sheer cliffs and a rocky coastline. Apart from the topography visible above sea and ground, there are also some fascinating underwater caves which provide excellent dive sites. Accessible through the village of San Lawrenz.
Wied il-Għasri winds its way through Għasri between Żebbuġ and Ġordan Hill and flows into the sea between very high impressive cliffs. Wied il-L-Għasri is very popular with divers who like to explore the surrounding underwater caves. The very narrow and secluded bay is also a haven for those who seek a quiet bathing area. Accessible from Għasri, Żebbuġ and Marsalforn.
This sheltered inlet is ideal for swimming and is a starting point for several dives. There is a very shallow entry over small banks of Neptune grass leading down to a series of rocky passageways. The salt pans, carved out of the rocks centuries ago for the collection and production of salt are just round the corner. Accessible from Marsalforn, Għasri and Żebbuġ.
Located in the seaside resort of Marsalforn, il-Qbajjar is a pebbly beach with several spots for swimming off the rocks to its left and right.
It is the most popular summer resort on the island. There is a small but pleasant sandy bank on the harbour with safe bathing and good rocky coastline towards Qbajjar which is excellent for snorkelling. Għar Qawqla, is commonly used for training dives.