Malta’s most popular beach ‘is to double in size’

Malta’s most popular beach is about to get even bigger.

89.7 Bay can reveal that work will begin this week to double the size of the sands at Mellieha Bay.

The mile-long beach will eventually be extended outwards by around 30 metres, creating much more space for families and children to play in the sand.

The scheme is expected to take around four years to complete, with the initial sand dredging work taking around three weeks.

A spokeswoman for Projects Malta, the agency overseeing the scheme, told 89.7 Bay: ‘As part of the necessary environmental studies which need to be carried out in relation to this project, a number of cores are being drilled along the bay to provide information on the material present under the layers of the sand.”

‘While we apologise for any inconvenience this might cause, representatives from the Malta Tourism Authority will be present on site to provide assistance or information if and when needed.

‘Seafarers should also be aware that the area for swimmers and bathers is being moved because of the dredging work.’

The dredging process is expected to be finished by the end of the month.

The graphic image, below, shows how the proposed beach will look when the entire makeover is complete.

Photos: Kuluri Design

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