Golden Bay beach – Malta
Golden Bay is one of Malta’s most popular sandy beaches, located in the North West part of Malta. Easily accessible, making it suitable for the those who are less mobile or those with small children. In the evenings, many people come here for a barbecue, party or just to watch the sunset, because it is also breathtaking.
Close to the beach you can find a big hotel – Radisson Blu Resort & Spa -, and there is also a diving center at the beach. You can find there many water sport activities. Banana rides, crazy sofa, self drive boats, wake boarding, water skiing, jet-skiing, and you can also book private boat trips to Popeye village and Blue Lagoon or around the coast and into the caves. We found them expensive at Golden Bay compared to other beaches at Malta.
We took route 223 from St. Paul’s Bay, which was only a 20 minutes trip. Golden Bay is the final stop on that route, so it’s hard to miss. From there the buses only turns back. Unfortunately we had to find out that the buses are often late on that route. When we decided to leave, we waited about 15-20 minutes after the bus should’ve departed.
You can also come here by car, there is a parking lot, but parking can be a challenge on the weekends and public holidays.
During the summer months, a flag system is used to indicate whether the water is safe for swimming and lifeguards are on patrol. When the red flag is on, you should not go to the water. Golden Bay is also known for its treacherous undercurrents during the winter months when the weather is less stable.
We went to the Golden Bay, after we’have already been at Ghajn Tuffieha, unfortunately Golden Bay wasn’t that nice, the water was full of seaweed. We have tried the water, but it was difficult to get out of the lot of seaweed, we had to go far into the sea. I must have admit the water is clear though, far in where the water was deeper, we still saw down to the bottom and we still saw the seaweed
The beach itself is beautiful with its gold sand and while there is always a lot of people, because the beach is wider there’s enough space for everybody.
On the beach you can find the hotel’s restaurant where you can get a fancy dinner.