Tragedy as man dies at Gozo’s most popular beach

A man has died after going for a swim at Gozo’s most popular beach. Eyewitnesses told 89.7 Bay the 50-year-old found himself in trouble in the rough sea at Ramla Bay. He was pulled to shore by lifeguards but sadly passed away on the sand. A double red flag, warning people that it was too […]

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 […]

The 50 best places to swim in Malta this summer

Summer is here and that means it’s time to head to the beach. Malta has beaches for everyone, from windsurfers to sunbathers. Choose from golden sand, red sand, rocks, blue lagoons and even inland seas. Some beaches and rocky shores are off the beaten track, but worth seeking out for their seclusion. Don’t miss a […]

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 […]

All of Malta’s bathing spots rated ‘excellent’ for water quality

If you’re planning to go swimming at the beach this weekend, you can relax and cool off with confidence in the crystal clear sea. All of Malta’s beaches have been given full marks after passing EU water quality standards with flying colours. Every bathing spot in Malta and Gozo was ranked ‘excellent’ by environmental health inspectors. […]