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Golden Sands Beach, St. Paul's Bay

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Located on the Northwestern coast in a secluded cove, Golden Sands Beach provides a place to take in the sun or go for a leisurely swim. The beach is accessible via car or public bus, and is ideal for both sunbathing and in-water activities. Walk along the cliffs for views of the turquoise water, or go for a swim in the warm sea, which is calm enough for all ages. Snorkel around the rocks for clear views of the local marine life. You'll be able to rent lounge chairs and umbrellas. Take a horseback ride along the coast at the riding school nearby; note that you'll need to book this in advance. The beach offers a restaurant and snack bar. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Golden Sands Beach and many more St. Paul's Bay attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's St. Paul's Bay itinerary planner.
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  • I come to Malta with a group of friends. Just yesterday, encouraged by the positive description of Golden Bay on sites and guides, we decided to take the bus to go there. Arrived at the bus down a downhill and the views are mesmerizing! The beach however does not meet expectations: shore covered with mounds of seaweed, Canary-yellow water (perhaps is why they call it Golden Bay?), water contaminated by plastics and food scraps, you cannot swim without all this crap you stick on me!! In three words: an afternoon wasted! Absolutely not recommended.
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  • Lovely beach got the bus from Bugibba, took about 15 minutes well worth it good snacks available from the bar 5 euros for a sunbed for the day  more »
  • Lovely man made beach not really sand but gravel fine to put your towel down on. Sun loungers and umbrellas available, but expensive so we bought a small sun umbrella for 7 euros and left it in hotel ...  more »

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Where to stay in St. Paul's Bay

St. Paul's Bay encompasses both Qawra and Bugibba, both of which are lively areas to stay. Find accommodations along the promenade for an elegant vibe and great views of the bay. If you're interested in a more developed and residential area, consider Xemxija Bay. Book a room at a hotel or a bed and breakfast located near the church in the city center to for a traditional feel.
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