As Malta sizzles in the sun, swimmers can relax in the knowledge all of the island’s bathing waters have passed strict environmental tests by the EU.
A total of 12 Maltese beaches are also flying Blue Flags this summer.
The prestigious Blue Flag international awards are regarded as ‘a guarantee of clean waters and environmental excellence’.
This year’s winners include Ramla Bay, Golden Bay and St George’s Bay.
A spokesman for Nature Trust Malta told 89.7 Bay: ‘A total of 12 beaches, including three in Gozo, have succeeded in meeting the qualifying standards and been awarded the prestigious International Blue Flag.
‘This means people using the beaches can be assured of the highest possible water quality and excellent facilities, including the presence of lifeguards, first aid, litter management, access for the disabled and regular cleaning.’
Malta’s award-winning beaches are:
Fond Ghadir Bay, Sliema
Westin Dragonara Resort beach, St Julian’s
St George’s Bay, St Julian’s
Qawra, St Paul’s Bay
Bugibba, St Paul’s Bay
Mellieha Bay, Mellieha
Golden Bay, Mellieha
Riviera Bay, Ghajn Tuffieha
Paradise Bay Hotel beach, Mellieha
Ramla Bay, Xaghra
Hondoq Bay, Qala
Marsalforn Bay, Marsalforn
Beaches with a Blue Flag demonstrate their commitment to protecting the coastal environment, water quality, safety, and access for all.
Blue Flag International congratulated Malta for maintaining its Blue Flag beaches.