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“An unexpected pleasure” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Xwejni Salt Pans

Xwejni Salt Pans
Zebbug, Island of Gozo, Malta
+356 9927 6948
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Ranked #1 of 3 attractions in Zebbug
Type: Mines
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Australian in rural Victoria
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“An unexpected pleasure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

We walked along the coast from Marsalfornn, and didn't really expect anything special. But the road had been upgraded, so you could also drive this, or walk and admire the wonderful blue of the sea, and the salt pans which extend for almost the whole of the walk to the inlet Weid Il Ghasri.

We were amazed by the coastline and the salt pans. We couldn't swim, because of the high seas, but it was wonderful to watch the waves crashing over the rock shelf.

We walked as far as the inlet, which was also an amazing stretch of coastline. Lovely initmate inlet. Definitely worth the walk for the views. Not the weather for swimming, so can't comment on the safe paddling or exploring the rock pools, and certainly, there were no cafes open.

Visited June 2013
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Wicklow, Ireland
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“A another hidden gem on Gozo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

If self driving on Gozo make sure to plan a trip to the Xwejni Bay salt pans and the cove for swimming and a pic-nic. There a couple of bars / cafe's, but the view is quite magnificent, and much more picturesque than Marsalforn.

Visited June 2013
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St. George's, Grenada
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“Xwenjni Salt Pans”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

This was a stop on a Gozo jeep tour that that I went on. It's not something I would have made time for if left to my own devices, but it turned out to be a very scenic spot and it was interesting to listen to the explanation of how the salt forms then is gathered. No charge to listen to the salt talk, but they sell bags of it and postcards as well. If nothing else, it's worth a few minutes to stop and take some photos.

Visited May 2013
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London
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“A natural taste of Gozo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013 via mobile

Tucked away just outside Marsalforn are the Salt pans, alongside a beautiful, secret cove (ideal for little ones). The salt pans, themselves, are interesting in that you can see exactly how the salt is formed, and they also provide spectacular views of the sea, tossing around below (during low tide).
Just next to these pans, there is a fantastic rocky shelf, providing safe paddling and interesting rock pools to explore.
Just up the road is Chez Amand, a great place to have a drink and something to eat. Amand will welcome everyone (including children).

Visited June 2013
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Richmond, Virginia
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“As salt pans go, this is quite ordinary”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Yes, the scenery surrounding it is nice. The water has a variety pretty colors. Solar evaporation of brine is probably the least interesting of all the methods of harvesting salt. Visit a salt mine instead. It is far more interesting.

Visited February 2013
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