Sliema is one of Malta’s main coastal resort towns and a heartland for shopping, entertainment and cafe life. The long stretch of rocky coastline that goes from Qui-si-Sana all the way to St. Julian’s is thronged with sunbathers during the peak summer months.
Steps and handrails placed every so often allow easy access to the water. There are plenty of flat rocks to spread a towel on. The sea here is deep, and generally clean, clear, and safe to swim. It is also excellent for snorkeling. Some hotels along the front, especially at the St. Julian’s end, provide beach concessions equipped with pools, water sports, and lido areas for nightlife. The favourite beach areas are the Tigne area, Qui si-Sana, Għar id-Dud, the Exiles, and Fond Għadir. Some are well-known lidos or beach clubs with public access.
In peak summer the Sliema beaches become a very sociable, lively place to be by mid-afternoon. The promenade is excellent for long, striding walks in winter, slow strolls on summer evenings, and watching the spectacular waves during freak autumn storms. You will find plenty of snack bars and restaurants on the coast road and kiosks near the shoreline.
1. Exiles, Sliema
Exiles lies on a long stretch of rocky coastline that goes from Qui-si-Sana in Sliema all the way to St. Julian’s. This coastline is thronged with sunbathers during the peak summer months.
2. Font Ghadir, Sliema
Fond Għadir is one of the most popular areas of the Tas-Sliema coastline. The area is dotted with receptacles dug out of the rock that were used for the production of sea salt. Now these shallow, flat recepticles are mostly used for sunbathing. Beach management is operated by the Malta Tourism Authority and includes lifeguard services with beach supervision. Some parts of this coast are accessible to all people while other parts are not.
3. St Georges Bay, St Julians
The beach is popular with foreign students both during the day and up to early hours. When it is good weather youths like to laze on the sand enjoying the beautiful weather of our islands.
4. Balluta Bay, Sliema
Balluta Bay lies on a long stretch of rocky coastline that goes from Qui-si-Sana in Sliema all the way to St. Julian’s. This coastline is thronged with sunbathers during the peak summer months.
5. Qui-Si-Sana, Sliema
Qui-Si-Sana lies on a long stretch of rocky coastline that passes from Balluta Bay and goes all the way to St. Julian’s.
6. Spinola Bay, St Julian
Spinola Bay lies in the heart of St.Julian’s surrounded by the best fish restaurants on the island.