If you are driving to Ramla try to arrive early in the morning or late in the afternoon if you want to park close to the beach. There is one road that ends at the beach and parking is along its side. The earlier you arrive, the closer you get. In the afternoon, it is worth driving right along the road to spot gaps where other beach-goers have already gone home.
Take a look at the flagpoles by the taxi stand near the cafes. If a red flag is flying there are rip currents off the beach (usually only during or after bad weather), a purple flag means ‘pests’ – usually jellyfish.
At the opposite end of the bay from Calypso’s Cave is a lesser known sight – a fougasse – a makeshift cannon dating back to the time of the Knights. It is a vast lump of rock with a cone-shaped hole drilled into it. This could be filled with gunpowder and fired to deter invaders.
- Backpackers / Students
- Families with teenagers
- Families with younger children
- First-time travellers
- Seasoned travellers
- Great views / scenery
- Chilling out