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Xewkija, Island of Gozo, Malta
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All reviews fish hidden gem salad clear water steep road the cliff beautiful spot scuba diving brad pitt passing places by foot small bay shingle beach sea front out of the way in season limited parking
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely spot for swimming even in February. A bit busy as there were 6 other people there. Came from Sannat via Ta Cench cliffs.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank finbar99
Reviewed November 27, 2018 via mobile

Beutiful bay, nice cafe but most expensive we have found on the Island. One tea and granual coffee €4.5o usually only €2 in every other bay cafe, beware. I guess that's why the divers were eating & drinking their own?

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mark F
Reviewed November 22, 2018

A great little quite secluded bay with cafe facilities etc selling good food at reasonable prices. Crystal clear water ideal for swimming/snorkelling etc. The only downside to Get there it's a long winding very narrow and very steep road in places.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank standawson52
Reviewed November 6, 2018

If you are thinking of visiting don’t confuse Mgarr ix-Xini with its much larger neighbour Mgarr where the ferry terminal is located. Mgarr ix-Xini by contrast seemed to us to be somewhere to visit if you want to get away from the crowds for the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Geobar01
Reviewed October 15, 2018

Not the easist beach to get to but very clean and not over crowded loveey sand a crystal clear water

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ChrisDCarney
Reviewed September 15, 2018

Mgarr ix-Xini is an off the beaten track inlet with wonderful views out to sea and excellent swimming. Food is available on the shore. The bay is approached along a very narrow steep road that descends to the sea and there is space for a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 31, 2018

- the chips tasted like bug spray - some of the shellfish we ordered tasted and smelled horrible and were not cleaned properly {full of sand} - the staff ignored us constantly, we had to ask for an ash tray and tissues 4 times to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MartinaC1077
Reviewed August 27, 2018

This is a beautiful deep-water inlet on Gozo's South coast. The access road is narrow and steep, leading to limited parking space. Therefore, it never gets over-busy (unlike Hodoq, for instance). There is an alternative route for walkers from Sannat. The beach-front restaurant has a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jiatkinson
Reviewed August 17, 2018

Love this beach it is so small and really quite inaccessible so never gets too full. The water is clear and cold only draw back there is no shade unless you want to spend 15 euros on an umbrella and chair on the tiny shingle...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Georgina J
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

This beach is a gorgeous little hidden gem, rather quiet compared to other beaches in peak season. However the main restaurant is rather expensive, which is understandable as they have a monopoly over the place. Also watch out for the taxis that come down, we...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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July 19, 2018|
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Response from marycashman | Reviewed this property |
At this time of year you would really need a car .
September 15, 2016|
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Response from Paulapopop6 | Reviewed this property |
Not me, sorry
September 1, 2016|
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Response from JoeTabone | Reviewed this property |
I don't think tht there are any - but the restaurant has got toilets for sure so you can use those, if the need occurs.
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Best beach for swimming on Gozo (3 Replies)
Just wondered what's the best beach for swimming. We're going late August. So far I've discovered: Ramla: dangerous currents and reefs Hondoq: Marsalforn: busy San Blas: difficult to get to Mgarr Ix-xini : What about the jelly fish this year?
June 03, 2012|
Response fromNotthedrapster|
I think there's an area for swimming at Xlendi & a small beach, very easy to get to Cheers Ntd