Mellieha Bay, or Għadira, as the locals know it, is the largest sandy beach in Malta and it is found at the very northern tip of the island. This particular beach attracts thousands of beach goers every summer, mostly because of the spacious sand area and because of the blue shallow water.
There are all the facilities imaginable, including multiple restaurants or kiosks, public amenities and the possibility to rent a deck chair and an umbrella. Mellieha Bay also offers water sports.
This beach can get a little crowded in summer, especially on weekends. But the bay is relatively big and you’ll still be able to enjoy this beautiful beach if you find a quieter spot. Mellieha Bay is practically touching a main road, so car access is very easy. Swimming here is very safe almost all year round.