This Gozo beach is crowned one of the world’s best

A Maltese beach has been crowned one of the best in the world. Ramla Bay in Gozo was named among the seven most beautiful red sand beaches by US-based Travel and Leisure magazine. It said: ‘Ramla Bay lies on the northern coast of Gozo and its beachfront is coloured a burnt, orange-red, a particularly striking […]

Furious tourist brands Malta’s stormy weather ‘a disgrace’

You may have had to moan about room service or the cleanliness of the hotel swimming pool on holiday but what about the weather? One upset holidaymaker has done just that after she complained that Malta’s stormy weather this weekend was ‘a disgrace’. Janet Wilson, who is on holiday in Malta from the UK, went […]

8 Autumn walks you’ll love in the Maltese Islands

Malta isn’t always associated with walking but this misses a huge part of the countryside that makes Malta so stunning. There are some great walks in the Maltese Islands and you could take a stroll by the secluded coastlines, trek the dramatic cliff tops or ramble the rugged countryside. These walks are great for an autumn Sunday afternoon as the […]

Cocaine worth €1.7 million washes up on beach

Millions of dollars worth of cocaine have washed up on a beach made famous in a Taylor Swift music video. Police seized 19 packages containing the illegal drug, worth an estimated €1.7 million on the isolated Bethells Beach, west of Auckland. A woman walking her dog stumbled across the find on Wednesday evening and called the authorities. […]

20 vintage pictures of Malta heatwaves over the last century

Summer heatwaves in Malta mean sun, sea, sand and soaring temperatures. And it appears it has always been that way, as these nostalgic pictures from the award-winning Bay Retro archives show Malta’s love of the beach when the mercury levels rocket. The striking images features sun lovers playing by the shore from the early 1910s right […]

Italian Olympic swimming hero rescues drowning man

An Italian Olympic swimmer has been hailed a hero after he rescued a drowning man off the coast of Sardinia. Filippo Magnini, 37, was relaxing with his girlfriend when he heard cries for help and launched into action. The former world champion swimmer stepped in to save Andrea Benedetto, who had reportedly been floating on […]

Malta’s Balluta Bay ‘to get a new beach every year’

Malta’s Balluta Bay will have a new beach every summer. The island’s tourism minister announced the decision, despite all of the sand being swept away by the stormy sea after just seven months. Konrad Mizzi told the Times of Malta the €80,000 cost of the sandy beach was ‘worth it’ because so many people visited […]

We’ve ALWAYS loved to be beside Malta’s seaside

Summer in Malta means lots of sun, sea and sand. And it appears it has always been that way, as these nostalgic pictures from the award-winning Bay Retro archives show Malta’s love of the beach. The striking images features sun worshippers playing by the shore from the early 1900s right through to the 1980s. It seems everyone enjoys the simple pleasures of […]

Turtle to be released from Maltese beach

It’s always an amazing sight to watch a rescued turtle being released back into the sea. And tomorrow is your chance to experience such a magic moment. Nature Trust Malta has announced it plans to release one of the adorable creatures on Tuesday from a Maltese beach. The turtle was rescued after getting caught up […]

Help us make Malta’s most beautiful beach sparkle

Rubbish is the last thing you’d want to see when you’re trying to enjoy a day at one of Malta’s beautiful beaches. That’s why Malta’s number one health and fitness club has teamed up with the environment group Żibel to give Riviera Bay at Ghajn Tuffieha a major clean-up. Volunteers from Cynergi Health & Fitness Club will join staff from […]

Three rescued turtles released off Maltese coast

Three turtles are starting new adventures off the Maltese coast. Gabriel, Victoria and Stef have been released at Gnejna Bay after being cared for by volunteers at the Nature Trust wildlife rescue section at San Lucjan Centre. All three were rescued earlier this year after swallowing plastic and struggling to breathe. Stef, in particular, was […]

8 spectacular winter walks in the Maltese Islands

Malta isn’t always associated with walking but this misses a huge part of the countryside that makes Malta so stunning. There are some great walks in the Maltese Islands and you could take a stroll by the secluded coastlines, trek the dramatic cliff tops or ramble the rugged countryside. Great for a break in the summer months but also the […]

Stormy weather shuts nearly all of Malta’s beaches

Malta’s emergency services have urged swimmers to stay away from the sea during this week’s stormy weather. Strong winds have whipped up the waves in Marsalforn Bay, Ramla Bay, Mellieha Bay, St Paul’s Bay, Sliema, Valletta and Marsascala. Dozens of yachts and small boats were wrecked in Xemxija Bay after they were smashed into rocks […]

WATCH: Adorable turtle released at Maltese beach

This is the moment Lilly the loggerhead turtle was returned to sea by the man who rescued her. The six-year-old turtle was cheered by tourists, beach-goers and staff from the Azure Golden Sands Resort as she was released at Golden Bay on Thursday morning. Lilly was injured after swallowing a fishing hook near Gnejna Bay […]

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. […]

Revealed: The 12 Maltese beaches rated ‘excellent’

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’. […]