The largest beach on Gozo with golden-red sand, also known as ir-Ramla l-Ħamra. The beach has its own landmark - a white statue of the Virgin Mary and is accessible from Nadur and Xagħra.
There is myth and history here too. Roman remains lie beneath the sands.
Ramla is a wonderful place to swim, snorkel and chill out in the sun.
The area around the beach is wonderfully undeveloped, although there are a couple of cafes and a stall set back from the beach. The sand dunes are protected and the valley leading down to the bay is green and fertile. The terraced walls built by the farmers give the valley an appearance of a quilt when viewed from surrounding high ground.
San Blas Bay
A small sandy beach located on the north-coast of the island of Gozo, accessible through Nadur. It is secluded and surrounded by fertile grounds as the beach is at the end of one of Gozo’s most beautiful valleys. Different shades of green surround this pretty little beach during the months outside of summer. San Blas has a similar topography to Ramla Bay with its reddish-orange sand and rocky landscape.
Its clear turqoise waters are ideal for those looking for a relaxing swim or a snorkel around the rocks and boulders found at each side of the bay.
Its secludedness ensures that the beach is less crowded than neigbouring bays that are more accessible. A food and beverage shack is usually open here during the summer months.
A quiet small fishing cove with a very small pebbly beach on the north-east coast below Nadur and Qala. The craggy coastline and clear waters are perfect for snorkelling. The bay is still used by local fishermen: a few boathouses line the shore. The ledges and small caves double up as shade areas.
A small cove which is popular with snorkellers because of its deep and clear water and the small caves at water level. The cove has good views over Comino and is accessible from Qala.
Ix-Xatt l-Aħmar is ideal both for swimming and for diving. The wreck of the once Malta-Gozo Ferryboat "Xlendi" lies in the depths of this location, making the bay an excellent dive-site too. Accessible from Għajnsielem.
A beautiful spot for swimming and snorkelling, this once-secluded inlet is increasingly popular though still rarely busy. It is the location chosen by Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt to shoot their film ‘By the Sea’. It is accessible through Sannat or Xewkija.
Dwejra Inland Sea
Dwejra is perhaps the archipelago's most spectacular natural landmark. Here, geology, time and sea have worked together to produce some of the most remarkable scenery on the Islands - The Azure Window, the Inland Sea, Fungus Rock, sheer cliffs and a rocky coastline. Apart from the topography visible above sea and ground, there are also some fascinating underwater caves which provide excellent dive sites. Accessible through the village of San Lawrenz.
Wied il-Għasri winds its way through Għasri between Żebbuġ and Ġordan Hill and flows into the sea between very high impressive cliffs. Wied il-L-Għasri is very popular with divers who like to explore the surrounding underwater caves. The very narrow and secluded bay is also a haven for those who seek a quiet bathing area. Accessible from Għasri, Żebbuġ and Marsalforn.
This sheltered inlet is ideal for swimming and is a starting point for several dives. There is a very shallow entry over small banks of Neptune grass leading down to a series of rocky passageways. The salt pans, carved out of the rocks centuries ago for the collection and production of salt are just round the corner. Accessible from Marsalforn, Għasri and Żebbuġ.
Located in the seaside resort of Marsalforn, il-Qbajjar is a pebbly beach with several spots for swimming off the rocks to its left and right.
It is the most popular summer resort on the island. There is a small but pleasant sandy bank on the harbour with safe bathing and good rocky coastline towards Qbajjar which is excellent for snorkelling. Għar Qawqla, is commonly used for training dives.