The area of Għajn Tuffieħa (literally translated to Apple’s Eye) consists of the area of Riviera and the more popular Golden Bay. Both are equally stunning although Riviera tends to be a little less populated. This beach is nestled below the hills in an area that is still unspoilt with development. Getting to the beach means you need to go down a significant flight of steps but it will be worth your while.
Like Golden Bay, Riviera is listed as one of the best sunsets spots on the island. Facilities are lacking, mostly because the beach is more secluded, but you can get a snack from a kiosk just before you start your way down the steps. A restaurant is also open on the right side of the beach.
The hills which surround this beach make for a great hike during the colder months. Swimming here is generally safe but keep an eye out for the occasional ‘Red Flag’ which signals strong waves.