Couple face jail for taking sand from Sardinia beach

We’ve all been tempted to bring a little bit of paradise home from our holidays. But the urge has backfired on a French couple, who are facing up to six years in prison for removing sand from a beach in Sardinia. They allegedly ‘stole’ around 40kg of sand from Chia beach on the Mediterranean island. […]

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. […]

Talented dad creates sand art on Malta’s beaches

It’s art in the most temporary form. For as soon as the sea comes in, Raymond Schembri’s amazing beach designs are lost forever. Ray from Kalkara is the creative genius behind dozens of brilliant sand sculptures on the beach at Rinella Bay. He makes them ‘just for a bit of fun’ with his young son – and […]

One of Malta’s best swimming spots will soon be even better

One of Malta’s most popular bathing spots has been closed to the public. Tourism bosses told 89.7 Bay that Balluta Bay in St Julian’s will be out of bounds ‘for a number of days’. The Malta Tourism Authority said the small beach – which usually attracts hundreds of swimmers every day during the summer months […]