Mellieha Bay is the largest beach of thirteen pocket beaches around Mellieħa. It is a sheltered beach between two headlands and is situated on the Northern part of the Island.
The main coastal resorts and larger sandy beaches are in the northern part of Malta, Malta’s most popular beaches.
Mellieha Bay, also known as Ghadira bay, is the largest and most popular Malta beach. Ghadira bay is named after the Mellieha village which is very close by upon the hill.
The sea is shallow for a long stretch along the beach. The average level is fifteen to sixty centimetres all depending to the daily natural currents. This offers many possibilities for many to entertain themselves relaxing or playing in the shallow waters.
Its sand has a low gradient slope and together with its clear, shallow water makes it the most popular family beach on the island. Mellieħa Bay has most facilities and services including restaurants and two hotels. Some parts of the bay are designated for water sports and wind surfing. Beach management is operated between June and September by the Malta Tourism Authority with the cooperation of Mellieħa Local Council.
It includes the services of lifeguards, a small First Aid clinic, two beach supervisors and a number of persons in charge of beach maintenance. It is an accessible beach furnished with a mobile toilet, wheelchair access and special sand wheelchair buggies for physically impaired bathers.
Mellieħa Bay has an old castle perched on one side while the old village of Mellieħa is situated high on the opposite side. The hinterland of Mellieħa Bay was once an important salt flat and wetland, known as L-Għadira. It is now a Nature Reserve that boasts of indigenous flora and fauna, and is popular with bird watchers who study local and migratory birds. Mellieħa Bay is also referred to as L-Għadira.
If travelling to Gozo you’ll pass through Mellieha to get to and from the ferry terminal. Like other Maltese villages, Mellieha is well worth visiting.
When visiting Mellieha we invite you to visit us at Blũ Beach Club – accent on ũ! Otherwise you can claim yourr slice of heaven by booking online at http://bit.ly/BluBeach