St. Peter’s Pool
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hellaalyshia
San Francisco, CA84 contributions
Aug 2021
It's hot and a little crowded but not too much at St. Peter's Pool. It's filled with tourists and Maltese people and though there may be a little traffic jam at the entry/exit into the water, there's plenty of space in the actual water. Conquer any fears/hesitations and jump into the water with all of the somersaulting kids and enjoy the clear blue water lapping against the limestone.

I took a quick boat tour there from Marsaxlokk and it's worth it if you're not driving. An easy 30-min boat ride takes you to a landing point and then a short walk leads to the actual pool. These tours can be booked from many different vendors in the fish market and you can choose how long you want to be at the Pool (1 hour, 2 hours, longer if you dare.)

At the Pool you can also walk up and there are some entrepreneurs selling cold drinks! Handy if you didn't drive in and pack a cooler.

About the area... it's hot, and not just because of the sun. The white limestone bounces the light and heat right back onto you, so you can get sunburnt even in the shade. Speaking of which, shade is very limited and if you have it handy, pack a parasol/sun umbrella. I didn't have them but you might like water shoes for entering and exiting the water in some areas.
Written November 27, 2021
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disconaldi
Florence, Italy80 contributions
Jul 2020 • Couples
Great spot early morning before crowds arrive. No need to go by car, parking is 3€ and terrible. Head to Marsaxlokk, find Joe’s taxi boat at end of quai, very nice man, 5€ only x person to drop you at pool including a nice boat ride on the coast. He’s really available, if u can pay a little more and let you take longer to the next bay, on a couple of secluded rocks to enjoy total privacy as long as you like. Priceless! He will come pick you up any time later!
Written July 10, 2020
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ABAF
36 contributions
Jul 2021 • Friends
Really nice experience with our local boat rider. Amazing clear waters and perfect for snorkelling and spending a bit of time. I will recommend to go early during the day as there is no shadow possibities and the Maltese sun can leave you fried as a crab.
Written July 2, 2021
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timhartland
Mandurah, Australia1,001 contributions
Oct 2022 • Family
Riddled with jellyfish. Warm lovely day, blue waters and our boat stops and out comes floaters and googles etc. within minutes one of our group stung and in pain and then another who got really stung bad. We all stood on boat to try and watch for so we could cool off, we jumped in and out and it was frightening - my 14 yo daughter no way was she! We love Malta but the swimming was such a disappointment, our guide said due to global warming jellyfish everywhere last several years and getting worse. The Greek Isles we swum everywhere and none- I’d go there instead.
Written October 14, 2022
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Dorothy L
Melbourne, Australia3 contributions
Jul 2022
Went across by boat from Marsalokk Bay, good to shop around to find boat with good timing and shade for the trip. The bay itself requires a walk over uneven ground and is not easy to climb in and out. It was packed with young people whose diving skills were great to watch.
Written July 27, 2022
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Marc R
2 contributions
Aug 2022
Really beautiful area. However over the last few years it has become way too crowded.
Don't fall for the tourist trap. If you go to the first parking lot when you see the first sign, you will have to pay 3 euros, when you eventually get there.
There is second parking lot if you go in further down the road a bit, and this one is free.
Written August 12, 2022
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wherehaveinotbeenyet
Manchester, UK415 contributions
Aug 2020
The drive to get to the car park is hair-raising, down a rock-strewn, bumpy path only wide enough for one car. When you finally get there it costs €3 to park and you then have to make your way down a very steep, rocky path to get to the pool. I could see from my vantage point at the top how crowded and noisy it was so decided to give it a miss. The owner of the car park kindly gave me my money back. I would avoid.
Written August 31, 2020
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Erika
Caracas, Venezuela9,752 contributions
Sep 2021
The entire place is disgusting and everywhere is covered by garbage and cigarette butts. As there is a factory just next to it, when I visited, there were grey islands floating everywhere (petroleum or other chemical).
Also, a lot of garbage floating on the water.
If you use public transportation, you will have to take around 3 buses, with a lot of delay as public transport in Malta is a disaster, then you have to walk 40 minutes.
HORRIBLE.
Written October 7, 2021
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David B
Beverly, MA24 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
Ignore the reviews. Yes, there is litter& cigarette butts on the ground, but if THAT is what is that is what you are focusing on, your priorities are twisted. Perfect cool water and there are plenty of spots to sit on rocks in the water (if you hold on 😆). We went at 10 AM first week of August and the parking lot was barely full here however, please be patient when leaving. Dirt/rocks were not too hot to walk on until about noon.
There’s a cantina there now too! No toilet though.

The road is basically one way in one way out. If you take the bus, be prepared for a walk though.
Written August 1, 2022
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John O
Bristol, UK24 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
Please be very vigilant at the rocky area adjacent to St Peter's Pool (pics included) we sat at bottom of cliff and a rock fell and missed my partner by about half a foot max and could have caused a very serious injury. Why there is no sign warning of danger here and a fence is unknown to me. I have emailed local council but not had a reply yet. Please be very careful and use common sense and we saw families and large groups sitting in this area and it is a tragedy waiting to happen and needs to be fixed ASAP.
Written October 31, 2021
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