Mellieha Bay Beach

Mellieha bay beach is the largest beach in Malta located on the North of the island. Also called as Ghadira, it can be found on the outskirts of the Mellieha village.

Awarded by “blue flag” for clean and blue waters, this beautiful beach is considered as one of the best beaches in Malta.

The are a lot of activities on the beach like swimming and windsurfing are available for visitors, nature lovers can enjoy bird-watching at Ghadira Bird Sanctuary.

Must visit amenities

  • Anchor Bay is a rocky beach near Mellieha. Contact +356 21521333 for more details.
  • Armier Bay, with a sandy beach near Mellieha with lot of small bars, restaurants and cafes nearby

How to get there

Public transport
Bus services available from various locations:

  • Bus no. 32 and Bus no. 35 (need to change route to bus no. X-1) takes 1 hr 15 min
  • Bus no. 221 and Bus no. 222 (takes 30 min)
  • St. Julians or Sliema: Bus no. 222 (1 hour) – this route is direct

By car
Guests can take own vehicles, though public transport is more convenient as parking problems at the beach are routine. Limited parking is available at the beach, hence reaching early is important for getting parking space.

Services at the beach

  • Beach monitoring is done during the day by the lifeguards.
  • There is diving center near the beach. Adventure sports like swimming, windsurfing, water skiing and much more are available for the tourists.
  • There are no special provisions for the disabled people to access the beach.
  • Public toilets are at the higher level of the beach.
  • Umbrellas and sunbeds are available at the beach on hire.
  • Guests can find car parking near the beach. It is better to arrive early to avoid parking hassles.

Accommodation and restaurants

Radisson Blu Resort and Spa
Type: Hotel, Spa and Restaurant

Radisson Blu Resort and Spa is a highly stylish and luxurious hotel that offers high-quality accommodation in Malta.

Restaurant, cafes, free WIFI and bar facilities are available at Radisson Beach Resort. Delicious buffet breakfast is available daily.

Bars at Radisson Blu:

  • Mokka Bar and Terrace (Lobby)
  • Pebbles Bar and Ice-Creams
  • Swizzles Bar

Seabank Hotel and Spa
Type: Hotel, Spa and Restaurant

Guests and tourists can book their stay at Seabank Hotel that offers high-quality accommodation and spa services, delicious food and drinks of various cuisines at their restaurants, swimming pools, and bars.

Car parking is also available in the basement area of the hotel.

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  • Lifeguard
  • Toilets
  • Car Parking
  • Watersports
  • Changing Rooms
  • Showers
  • Sunbeds
  • Umbrellas
This beach also may be known as:
  • Ghadira

Beach on the map

Mellieha, Island of Malta