Golden Bay

Northern Malta

The lovely sandy arc of Golden Bay has a beautiful setting, and is a popular place to hang out, with a few cafes, water sports and boat trips available. It's not too built up; there's just one mammoth five-star hotel rising above the shoreline.

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Nearby Northern Malta attractions

1. Park tal-Majjistral

0.28 MILES

The area between Golden Bay and Anchor Bay was once earmarked for a golf course, but opposition from environmental groups led to the creation of National…

2. Għajn Tuffieħa Bay

0.33 MILES

Għajn Tuffieħa Bay (ayn too-fee-ha, meaning 'Spring of the Apples') is even lovelier than neighbouring Golden Bay – no buildings overlook it, and it's…

3. Ġnejna Bay

0.91 MILES

This gentle red-sand beach is backed by terraced hillsides and has boathouses built into the rocks to one side. Built in 1637 by the Knights of St John,…

4. Zammitello Palace

1.23 MILES

Around 700m west of Mġarr, the ornate early-19th-century manor house Zammitello Palace is now a wedding and function hall.

5. Egg Church

1.57 MILES

Mġarr's Church of the Assumption was built in the 1930s with money raised by local parishioners, largely from the sale of local eggs. Some estimates put…

6. Mġarr Shelter


The Mġarr Shelter was used by locals during the WWII bombings of Malta (enter through Il-Barri restaurant). You can only imagine the long uncomfortable…

7. Ta'Ħaġrat Temple

1.71 MILES

The site of the Ta’Ħaġrat Temple, dating from around 3600 to 3300 BC, is concealed down a side street off Triq Fisher. There's not that much to see,…

8. Popeye Village

1.84 MILES

Steep-sided, pretty little Anchor Bay was named after the many Roman anchors that were found on the seabed by divers, some of which can be seen in the…