Marsalforn Bay

Address: Marsalforn, Marsalforn, Malta

- Free


A sheltered bay with good swimming backed by bars and restaurants in Gozo's main resort town.

Marsalforn is a magnet for those who want to mix sunning and swimming (and in some cases diving) with bars and restaurants. It used to be a quiet fishing village and the resort of choice for wealthy Gozitans based on the mainland returning for the weekend. Ill-considered development has run away with much of its charm, but there is a narrow stretch of sandy-pebbly beach and plenty of rocky shore to laze on and swim from. The water is glorious. 

Value for money

Expert tips

Xlendi Cruises, whose head office is in the western corner of the bay at 18 Bakery Street (+356 21 559 967/ +356 21 551 909) offers some enjoyable boat trips around Gozo, as well as tailormade outings and self-drive boat hire.

Recommended for

  • Backpackers / Students
  • Families with teenagers
  • Singles
  • Sporty types
  • Relaxation
  • Chilling out