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Golden Bay is considered the prettiest and most popular beach on Malta. It is located in the northwestern part of Malta. As its name suggests, Golden Bay has beautiful golden sands. The beach is very wide; it can be accessed very easily and is equipped with many different facilities. You can also find a few top quality restaurants on this beach.
Besides swimming, water sport activities and sunbathing, Golden Bay is very popular for the beach parties happening at sunset, when tourists gather around camp fires and barbeques and enjoy the evenings. The beach is very busy in the summer period when lots of tourists visit the place. It also possesses a Blue Flag for its quality and its location is perfect. The beach is family-friendly and there are numerous options for family fun. During the summer period there are lifeguards on the beach, so you and your closest ones are always kept safe around the water. Surroundings are beautiful, and you have several kiosks where you can find anything you need.
The weather is always pleasant in Malta, and the climate is Mediterranean. That means mild winters and warm summers. However, in winter months the water is pretty cold and there are some strong undercurrents.
Golden Bay is different from other beaches in a way that it is pretty far from traffic, which makes it ideal spot for relaxation. The waters are clean and calm for swimming, even with occasional winds. You can rent sunbeds and umbrellas, and there are plenty of changing rooms and toilets available. Close to the beach there are some nice cafés where you can refresh yourself and enjoy the great views on the sea.
If you plan to visit this beach have in mind that, due to its extreme popularity, it is often full of tourists. This especially happens on weekends and during the high summer season. Also it is advisable for the little children to have water shoes because there are some pebbles and tiny rocks on the shoreline. Since Golden Bay is very popular for beach barbeque parties, you can buy disposable sets for barbeque that are sold in the nearby shops.
Golden Bay is a beach made for relaxation and enjoying summertime activities, but if you want to truly experience Malta then you have to explore the region. There are several things that you can do. Gozo Island is a great place to visit where you will find the Ggantija complex of Temples. These stunning temples are full of history and mystery. Mdina ruins are about twenty kilometers away from the capital of Valletta, where you can visit the St.Paul Cathedral built in Baroque architecture. Neolithic chambers for burial - Hal Saflieni Hypogeum is also a must visit place, protected by UNESCO as World Heritage Site, dating several thousand of years ago. If you want to snorkel, then you should definitely visit the Blue Lagoon in the Comino Island. The waters in the Blue Lagoon are crystal clear and you will find some amazing sea life here. It is one of the most popular places for diving.
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