Ghajn Tuffieha Bay
Ghajn Tuffieha Bay
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Sarah
Croydon, UK34 contributions
Solo
Visited here in September 2021. It was really quite crowded and the queue for the sunbeds or the restaurant was very long however staff were lovely and trying their best on a very busy day. The beach itself was quite crowded but we hired a sunbed and found a space. The sea was lovely for swimming in, not as clear as some other beaches in Malta but lovely anyway.

The drinks from the bar are on the pricey side but the pizza is very nice. To get to the beach from the road there are 160 steps down (and back up again!) Which some may find challenging, especially in the heat
Written September 15, 2021
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Scott D
Sydney, Australia935 contributions
Friends
If you had to do one beach on Malta mainland, this is it! Actually 3 beaches in a line separated by glorious hills you can hike (Golden Bay, Riviera Beach, Qarraby Bay), I did the middle one which is Riviera or shows as Għajn Tuffieħa on google. STUNNING natural looking beach, but still with optional sun beds (19euro for 2 including big umbrella). Has a restaurant on site called Singita (who also manage the beach rentals). They don’t really do chair service, but do have bathrooms!

Water is safe for kids, and you can go deep for big kids. Because of the large amount of stairs to get there, there are less families (which I enjoyed!).

You could easily go with your own setup. There is no need to pay. Just be there by 11am to comfortably get a spot. You can just rent the umbrella if you need.

Only unusual thing is they only put out the sun beds as you arrive, so they are all over the place which seems inefficient given the popularity. And yes thanks to smokers, the sand is a bit messy - shame on the smokers not the location though!

Easy bus transport leaving just a 5 minute walk (plus the stairs).

But bottom line, if you want a mainland beach where you look out and think “this is malta”, this is the beach I’d recommend.

(Obviously Blue Lagoon is not counted here as it’s not mainland Malta).
Written September 4, 2022
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Sara W
19 contributions
Great beach, sandy and shallow. Can be a little crowded in August but mostly at weekends. Many steps down from top to beach so keeps you fit going back up. Excellent snorkelling and swimming.
Written September 11, 2021
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MeMbro
Aberdeen, UK775 contributions
Solo
Everything about this beach is absolutely stunning. I suggest you park/arrive as if you were going to the Golden bay. Then take the road on your left from the bus stops, walk a bit and turn right. You'll walk through some a hill that overlooks the golden beach for some cool photos, and eventually end up in from of the stairs that goes down to ghian tuffehia beach. The views from there are magical. The Bay seems to be windier than golden Bay. The water is crystal clear, shallow water for a long tract but still very swimmable. The sea here seems to be naturally a bit agitated, but in a pleasant way. The waves were similar to those artifical waves you have in those water play parks, people, both kids and adults were enjoying the game mother nature was offering. And all around a beautiful Mediterranean landscape and a tower with a Maltese flag. Unforgettable. There is a restaurant overlooking the beach, good food I must say but pretty expensive.
Written July 15, 2021
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Jacopo O
Milan, Italy5 contributions
IT used to be one of the best beaches in Malta, probably the best place. But from this year is completely lost. It is full of rubbish, litter and other stuff. It has completely devastated by night parties, people camping everywhere and leaving all the rubbish on the sands without cleaning. Also, the water is much worse being not any more clear and pure like before.
Written July 5, 2021
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Simine A
Nairobi, Kenya174 contributions
We visited the area at the beginning of January on a sunny day, and there were very few people there, which just added magic to the whole experience. I imagine this place to be packed in summer, the beach is sandy and it's such a beautiful spot. The clay slopes provide a dramatic contrast to the blue sea below. It's worth walking all the way around the large 'rock' overlooking the sea. We walked around this and then down to the beach. We spent some time on the beach and then walked back up towards the tower. It is so beautiful here, the views are breath-taking and it's just absolutely worth visiting, especially on a cold, sunny day if you like hiking or on a warm, sunny day if you like swimming. Next time we'll go back with a kayak so we can explore the caves around the area.
Written January 5, 2020
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Anna
Manchester, UK96 contributions
Friends
I loved visiting this place! We walked up the hill and up to the big rock at the top. The views and landform are just incredible and it was worth going just for the views! It was very humid so we got very sweaty but it was worth it. We didn’t go to the beaches as we just wanted to see what they were like however as it was a Sunday the beaches were very busy. Best to avoid the beaches on the weekend. A great walk with incredible views - definitely recommend!!
Written October 3, 2021
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RooActon
London, UK542 contributions
Family
We hired some cars so headed over for a look and it’s an impressive coastline. There is a free car park at the top of the path that runs down to the beach. It’s not that big but there is some street parking around too. Bit of a bun fight b7t we found a spot.

The beach was busy but we only went for a look so that wasn’t a problem and it was mid-afternoon. If you planned on making a day of it I’d get there early.

The headland offers a great view of a few bays and the warm sea breeze blowing across is nice.
Written September 19, 2021
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mrsw2015
Stockton-on-Tees, UK71 contributions
Lovely beach with a great restaurant and clear water. Nice sandy beach. Sun beds and umbrellas available. Lots of steps down to the beach but well worth it. However avoid at weekends as it gets very crowded and is then less pleasant.
Written July 24, 2022
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Travelcatpasta
45 contributions
It’s probably one of the most beautiful beach I’ve seen since a while... There’s not a lot of people and it’s surrender by nature. The sand is pretty and the water is so transparent! U can walk around the place for discovering more attractive views. There’s a lot of stairs for going down but that’s not an issue normally. Go ahead there without any worries !
Written July 30, 2020
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