Situated in the northwest of Malta, Mellieħa is a truly popular resort during the summer, as the loveliest beaches are located there. The village offers 2 different faces though: the traditional Mellieha and the very touristic Mellieha on the coast, with the longest sandy beach on the island.
Mellieha owns one of the most visited beaches in Malta: Għadira Bay . Besides being the longest white sandy beach in Malta, Ghadira is one of the most beautiful and appreciated beach too. It is the most ideal beach for families, as the water is not deep, making it safe for kids to play and swim, it is also easily accessible to people with special needs. The main road, just behind the beach makes it really easy to access by bus and by walk too. During the summer it can get really crowded, as its clear-blue water and white sand attract a lot of tourists. The bay offers many snacks and restaurants.
In Mellieha you will find Anchor Bay too, best known under the name of “Popeye Village”. Indeed, it is in this bay that the movie “Popeye” with Robin Williams, was set in 1979. Nowadays, the bay is a big entertainment resort and offers a lot of fun water activities like Banana rides or water trampolines. It is one of the most visited attractions in Malta, especially by families. The village is open all year round with indoor playing areas for the colder months.
Golden Bay is another popular beach located in Mellieha. In the northwest of the island, it is probably the most crowded beach when the summer comes. A lot of water sports are available there. It is, moreover, the ideal spot to body surf, to try Jet Ski or the crazy Banana rides. A little bit further south, you will find Għajn Tuffieħa Bay in Mgarr. The beach is quieter than its neighbor, Golden Bay, as it’s much more difficult to access. However, the bay is definitely worth it and is even known to be one of the prettiest beaches in Europe!
Mellieha counts a few more beaches like Paradise Bay (down to Cirkewwa‘s Ferry to go to Gozo) and Armier Bay.
Featured Self-Catering Property:
Location – Mellieha (Malta)
Max sleeps: 12