St. Peter’s Pool, Marsaxlokk

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St Peter’s Pool is a natural swimming pool located in the south-eastern area of Malta near Marsaxlokk Bay on the eastern side of the Delimara Peninsula. One of the legends says that the pool used to be the place where St Peter baptized Christians when he visited Malta practicing the faith of the Roman Catholic Church.

Although not very easy to find, this stunning rocky inlet is a great place for swimming, sunbathing and snorkelling. The sea here is crystal clear with a mix of azure and fresh green colours. However you need to be quite a strong swimmer to feel comfortable with the waters around. Flat rocks provide an ideal sun bathing area with some shaded terraced sections protecting from the scorching sun.

St Peter's Pool is a real treat for those looking to go that extra mile to find this beautiful and relaxing spot. It can be reached from Marsaxlokk village by a few minutes’ drive or by walking (45min to 1h). It is recommended to find out about the route before taking the trip. There are also two impressive bays nearby: Hofra z-Zghira and Hofra l-Kbira. The Xrobb l-Ghagin Nature Park and St Thomas Bay are a bit further away.

If you are planning to spend a whole day at St Peter’s Pool and its surroundings areas make sure you bring everything you need for that day as there are no facilities provided whatsoever. Then just enjoy the pellucid water, amazing rock formations and a spectacular view from the top of the cliffs.
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  • Beautiful place, I advise you to go on foot from the village and take a picnic to be there a long time and even swim
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  • A corner well appealing to throw himself into the water. But it is well hidden and have to walk to get
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  • Took a decent 6 euro trip out from Marsaxlokk and it was enjoyable but I didn't think the pool was particularly striking.  more »
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  • Excellent. There's a Maltese guy that usually came here with his Jack Russel Terrier, Titi. They both dive into the pool at the same time. Amazing to assist.
  • Pretty meh experience. Crappy road leading to natural ”pool”. Very soo soo experience. Nice backdrop as well with several large oil tankers. There are much nicer places around Malta, specially in gozo.
  • A horseshoe shaped rock formation with a deep pool in the middle. You can dive off the rocks at various places, tallest point is probably 2/3 stories if you've got the courage :) Overhanging rock round the edge will give you some shade if you arrive morning or evening, there's a little bit of shade at midday but my advice would be go in the morning as it's quietest and still cool! Also be warned there is no sand! Don't let that discourage you though!
  • Worth to see. When there is out of season high winds make it impossible to swim. But the view is outstanding :)
  • a beautifull place if you think about the view but it's kinda hard to get there, small roads.

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