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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Golden Sands Beach by using our St. Paul's Bay day trip planning website .
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  • The beach was packed on a hot day in August. There is a restaurant and bar right on the beach so that you can get refreshments. It is easy to get a lounge and and umbrella, even though it was busy. Th...  more »
  • Shame really, this is a nice place but overdeveloped, packed out and just plain not nice to be at. Like some kind of beach holiday hell machine. I rarely write bad reviews as I'm aware everyone's perc...  more »
  • It is a nice beach. You can hire umbrellas and sunbeds. There is a bar/restaurant and the toilets are a bit of a walk but they are ok. There is also some showers -I think you have to pay a little bit ...  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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