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Golden Sands Beach

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Address: On NW coast., St. Paul's Bay, Island of Malta, Malta
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Description: The immediate area is open and rather barren and rocky. A road leads down...
The immediate area is open and rather barren and rocky. A road leads down to the lovely, sandy beach sheltered on three sides by low cliffs. Mosta 5 1/2 miles, St Paul's Bay 3 miles, airport 17 miles.
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We spent a few hours here with the kids one morning. Surprisingly it was super easy to get beach chairs and umbrellas for really cheap and pick any spot we wanted on the beach... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Lovely beach. Gets very busy and crowded in mid summer. Golden Sand, soft and gets everywhere but nothing beats this beach when it comes to seeing the sunset.

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Shotts, N. Lanarkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The Radisson Hotel looked resplendent, modern and suited the location, being slightly remote. The Bay area looked picturesque, the Bus driver had to ask customers coming aboard, to remove the sand from their feet first. Should I return to Malta, I will certainly use this Hotel and would expect it to come up to the British standards here, which I... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Need a car althought there are some busses. Beautiful sandy beach, can be very crowded. Good restaurant on the beach.

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Leeds, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

A beautiful beach but it's 20 euro cab ride or a 2 hour bus trip each way. It is small and overcrowded but I think if you stay at the only hotel (4 star) located on Golden Bay Beach it would prove to be perfect.

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We spent a few hours here with the kids one morning. Surprisingly it was super easy to get beach chairs and umbrellas for really cheap and pick any spot we wanted on the beach. I would have to say the beach does get super crowded and parking becomes hard later in the morning, so getting here early is key. We... More 

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Limeira, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

one of the few sand beachs in malta, but it's a really nice place the water is really clear and the view is amazing

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

... and you definitely should hire sunbeds and umbrella. Otherwise you die in the sun. The price for a full day is fair. So definitely a MUST GO! You can also buy drinks and snacks as well as toys and lotions.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Beach was awful and the water was filthy around the shore with fag ends, cups,water bottles, food etc. Not like it is described at all

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

The beach was lovely and clean. Well organised allocation of sunbeds and great food available. Easy to get to by local bus (arriva) and cheap only 2 euros, you can walk into the next town easily too.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I've heard very good opinions about this beach, so it was our first place we went. It was overcrowded, water wasn't clear next to the shore. There was trash etc.

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