A number of large boulders have been removed from one of Gozo’s most popular beaches.
The huge stone slabs were pulled out of the water at Hondoq Bay, overlooking Comino, using a special crane.
Qala’s mayor Paul Buttigieg said the work was carried out after concerns that divers could be seriously injured if they hit one of the boulders.
The stones ended up on the seabed near Hondoq Bay after one of the worst storms to hit the Maltese Islands for decades back in February.
Malta and Gozo were battered by hurricane-force winds in some of the most violent weather seen since 1982.