Mellieha Beach
Mellieha Beach
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  • Barbara236
    London, United Kingdom20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    BEST SANDY BEACH IN MALTA!
    We tried different beaches in Malta and Melieha is the best! Quite basic but the water is unbelievably crystal clear! You can rent a sunbed and umbrella for a great price and they also have a few beach bars/restaurants. You can also do water sports or just chill on the beach. Food is really nice and so are the drinks! We loved it so much we kept coming back.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 30, 2023
  • kateandchrislong
    York, United Kingdom6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful beach, lots of sunbeds.
    Travelled to Mellieha beach from Sliema on the 222 bus that cost 2 Euro for the 50 min journey. The beach is wide and has plenty of sun-beds. 2 sun-beds and and umbrella cost 15 Euro for the day. You can walk far out into the sea before it reaches any depth so perfect for anyone with young children. The Cafe on the beach is reasonable, with a good selection of ice creams, drinks and hot food. Starbucks is just a two min walk away with Toilet facilities. Buses are every 10 mins back to St Paul’s bay/ st Julian’s/ sliema. Perfect day out on a long sandy beach.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 21, 2023
  • Luke-n-LauraB
    St. Helier, United Kingdom544 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely but commercial
    A lovely beach, nice safe areas to swim in the warm waters, lifeguarded too and on the bus route. A few cafes and such within reasonable distance, my only gripe is by how it is just taken over by companies selling beds and umbrellas etc, there is barely space left. I find that crazy, however, they're always busy so maybe it is just me? Who knows, worth going either way as malta is not the most sandy of venues!
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 19, 2023
  • Sam B
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Malta experience
    Came across an amazing beach bar called Palm Beach in Mellieha, Malta. Staff are great especially on waiter called Mani. Highly recommend if you ever visit Malta.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 5, 2023
  • CanaryBoy
    29 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice beach with clear and calm water
    A nice beach area but extremely busy one. Loads and loads of beds and umbrellas which in a way spoil what could be a lovely area. Cost of two beds and an umbrella 15 euros for the day and it didn't matter what time of day it was it was still 15 euros to have. the water was very shallow which eventually went above you shoulders. No need to take snorkels there as very few fish around but the water had a very sandy bottom. Several food places with a couple of upmarket restaurants at either end of the beach.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 20, 2023
  • 11spenser
    Southampton, United Kingdom25 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Will be lovely without the heaps of seaweed
    Unfortunately, when we visited the beach, it was buried in seaweed, so the sandy area was cut off from the sea! The seaweed was piled high, which made it impossible for children to get across it for a paddle. There were also roadworks going on at the same time, which made access to the beach hazardous. I am sure it will be a lovely spot when all the work and debris are cleared away!
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written December 29, 2023
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Simon W
Scunthorpe, UK191 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
As Malta has a predominately rocky coastline we decided to venture out to find a decent beach. A short 20min bus ride from St Paul's Bay getting off at bus stop Skrajda directly opposite the beach. Loads of sunbeds and brollys (which include the sunbed mattresses which a lot of beaches don't have). Beach is split into 2 areas I assume by who are running the bed sales. We used the yellow beds and brollys on the right hand side of the beach which cost €5 each which is reasonable and they are comfy. There is a life guard on beach and public toilets but never seems to be any toilet roll so be prepared! Snack bar selling hot food and cold drinks including alcohol at fairly reasonable prices for a beach. What more do you need!
The sea is crystal clear here without any rocks and is very shallow so you can walk out a long way which is ideal for kids. If your looking to snorkel I'd head towards the rocks at the far side or head out to deeper water as there's not much apart from golden sand and clear sea but the odd few fish.
Overall we thought it was a cracking beach especially if your craving that sandy beach to get away from the standard Malta rocky coastline.
Written August 29, 2022
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Oni M
Timisoara, Romania1,093 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
One does not have many options in Malta, and from this perspective it is perhaps the best beach in Malta. We payd 15 euro for two sunbeds, for the day (we received no receit though). There are a few good restaurants near the beach and one can find good transportation by bus to the beach and to the city. We used Uber most of the time (better than Bolt). The water is very clean and I recommend this beach if one has little children as we did.
Written August 1, 2022
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Sally L
Wrotham, UK6 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
Such a shame that this beach was virtually packed to the brim with sun loungers and shades (in some places 8 deep). Completely spoilt the beach with only a tiny area for people like us who didn’t want to pay extortionate prices for these services. We actually found this an issue with all the beaches we visited in Malta. There should be far more stringent regulations. Very disappointing. We also visited the Blue Lagoon and only stayed for an hour as it was packed, no where to sit and over commercialised.
Written August 20, 2022
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Jan V
Sofia, Bulgaria6,301 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Friends
Fabulous beach with great restaurant Il Pirates, warm water, even in September and sandy beach strip. Shortcomings here are the ugly construction to the left, spoiling half of the experience, lack of beach service - one should be picking the drinks himself and the nearby road, which is usual for Malta island beaches. Sunsets for 2 are €15.
Written September 11, 2021
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Nicolas Russo
Prague, Czech Republic25 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
It's a great place to get a tan and be in some sort of clear water. Malta does not have that many options when it comes to beaches, so we settled for the biggest and most popular one. Typical 5 Euros per bed 5 euros for the umbrella...packed tightly next to 100 other lounging umbrella spots.

There are some pretty spots lots of restaurants and kayaks and jet skis...but keep in mind there will be many people there, and its not a spectacular place.
Written July 25, 2022
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Kamelia K
5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
We managed to find sun beds and umbrella easily during the week. The cost was €5 euro per bed and €5 for the umbrella. The staff wasn't very nice though. There weren't many bins around, no ashtrays provided and the only toilet you can use for the price of €1 was a portable one which was disgusting and not clean. The beach is an average one overall. What you can do is have a seat at the free zone, bring your own drinks and food and stay away from the little beach bars.
Written July 17, 2022
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Alison H
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
We picked to stay here because we wanted to travel to Gozo and Comono. Lovely little village with a nice centre with
varied shops and eateries, albeit a big hill to get up. Use the excellent bus service with one of the bus passes you can be, cheap and easy travel and frequent reliable services. If you want busy bars and night life, one of the more southern resorts would probably suit you, but this area was perfect for us and we will be going back.
Written May 15, 2022
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essexgran2016
Essex, UK248 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Sadly we visited in early April, the beach was far from " tourist ready " piles of seaweed being dredged up from the shoreline.
Diggers all over the beach, piling the seaweed up and trucks loading it up and taking it away.
At one point the sun loungers were laid out but the shoreline was coned off, not a sight you see every day !
At the same time, the road was being dug up for pipe laying, and so that was rammed with workmen, diggers, etc, not a good time to visit.
Work was still ongoing when we left 10th April 2022.
Written April 12, 2022
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Rachel B
Leeds, UK302 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Spent 50 minutes on the bus for a day at the beach as we all wanted some soft golden sand. We enjoyed a lovely few hours there. It has everything you need.
We got a deal for loungers and umbrella at 10 euros.
Beautiful shallow water and inflatables for 7 euros.
Well worth the long bus ride home.
Written August 21, 2020
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Barbara236
London, UK20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
We tried different beaches in Malta and Melieha is the best!
Quite basic but the water is unbelievably crystal clear!
You can rent a sunbed and umbrella for a great price and they also have a few beach bars/restaurants. You can also do water sports or just chill on the beach.
Food is really nice and so are the drinks!
We loved it so much we kept coming back.
Written June 30, 2023
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