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Discover the Best Beaches to Watch Sunset in Malta

Discover the Best Beaches to Watch Sunset in Malta

If you’re looking for the best beaches to watch those breathtaking sunsets in Malta, then you’re in the right place!

With over 300 days of sunshine and the most stunning coastlines, there’s simply no better way to end your day than immersing yourself in cerulean blue, fiery reds, and oranges, and vibrant violets. The best sunsets not only provide killer views and unforgettable moments, but also leave you with epic shots that’ll make your followers green with envy.

Seriously, whether you’re all about that ‘gram or simply love magical moments, watching the sunset from the Maltese islands is an experience you can’t afford to miss! So, without further ado, let’s dive into 14 of the absolute best beaches in Malta (Gozo and Comino) to witness those jaw-dropping sunsets!

Anchor Bay (Popeye Village)

Let’s begin sunset from Anchor Bay—the beach surrounding Popeye Village. Make your way North to Malta’s whimsical gem and watch as the colourful village takes on a magical glow. During the warmer months, you can also perch on the water’s edge. Better still, immerse yourself in the enchanting waters of Anchor Bay. Not only is Anchor Bay the perfect spot for watching sunset, but also for creating beautiful memories. Just try and tear yourself away to get some gorgeous shots too.

Dwejra (Gozo)

Once upon a time, not that long ago, before 2017, the iconic Azure Window would have been a hot feature on this list. However, now at Dwejra, the sun bids its farewell over the stunning remnants of the Azure Window, which, after a storm, became entombed within the Mediterranean Sea. Nonetheless, you can still witness the sunset from Dwejra. In fact, you’ll experience surreal and cinematic moments that will leave you in awe from iconic viewpoints such as Blue Hole and Dwerja near Fungus Rock. The rugged landscape adds an air of mystique even without the Azure Window. As the sun paints the horizon with warm hues, you’ll be transported to a world of wonder and natural beauty.


Next up is Marsalforn Bay, a must-visit spot in Gozo to watch the sunset. Here, you’ll discover a few spots offering beautiful viewpoints: The lively promenade is your first. Enjoy front-row seats to an incredible show as the sun gracefully disappears below the horizon.

The other is I-Qbajjar, a short walk away and next to Xwejni saltpans—which if you didn’t know is a must-see whilst you’re in Gozo. Xwejni saltpans offer a glimpse into how the Maltese Islands cultivated and traded a natural resource. Only now you’ll get to see it all lit up in spectacular colours. So, where will you watch the sunset?

Let me end by telling you, you won’t go wrong wherever you wind up. The trendy atmosphere effortlessly merges with stunning natural beauty, creating a unique sunset experience that pulls in mixed audiences of both locals and travellers.

Gnejna Bay

Seeking a spot with a touch of romance? Head North to the intimate cove of Gnejna Bay. As the sun begins to set, it paints the sky with hues of love and warmth, making it one of the best beaches to watch the sunset in Malta. Share the magic with your person or treat yourself to a solo date-night. It’s a dreamy setting. If you want to romanticise your evening further, make your way to Ghajn Tuffieha—it’s just next door. While you’re there, bag a cosy table at Singita Miracle Beach [bar] to enjoy a bite to eat, cocktails, and chilled vibes.

Ramla Bay

Hop over to Gozo, Malta’s charming sibling island, and prepare to be awe-struck by Ramla Bay. Follow the vibrant red sandy trail to this stunning spot cradled by ancient limestone cliffs. When the sun begins its descent, you’ll witness a photographer’s dream come to life with warm hues dancing on the striking red sand and reflecting off the crystal-clear waters. Soak in the moment as the sun paints the horizon—it’s absolutely breathtaking.

Armier Bay Beach

For a serene sunset escape, make your getaway from the crowds and head over to Armier Bay. The gentle lapping of the waves sets the soundtrack as the sun starts its journey downwards. Marvel at the canvas of pinks, oranges, and purples that the sky creates, offering the perfect backdrop for cherished moments. Armier Bay Beach, a true hidden gem, awaits sunset lovers like you to uncover its relaxed ambiance and stunning vistas.

Marsaxlokk: (St Peter’s Pool)

For an interactive sunset experience, head over to Marsaxlokk. Or more specifically St. Peter’s Pool. Ordinarily a natural wonder sculpted by time. But, as the sun begins to set, the rocks surrounding the pool transform into golden silhouettes, creating an ethereal charm that’s perfect for photos. Once you’ve seen nature’s spectacular unfold along the horizon, you’ll understand why St Peter’s Pool is one of the best beaches to watch the sunset.


I know, I know, I’ve already mentioned St Peters Pool, but couldn’t leave the harbour off the list. Besides, how often are you in a quaint fishing village? And one as colourful as Marsaxlokk for that matter? Watch traditional boats gently sway in the golden-hued harbour as the sunset performs its grand finale. The fishing village offers a charming backdrop and is the best way to spend your evening.

Mgarr ix-Xini

In spite of Mgarr ix Xini making it onto a Top 10 CNN travel publication and a movie, its rarely busy here. I’d go as far as to say: Escape the crowds and head here for a serene sunset haven.

The small charming pebble beach and crystal-clear waters set the stage for an awe-inspiring sunset experience. You see, Mgarr ix Xini is a small bay nestled between two huge cliffs. You know the sort that hugs the bay? So much so, as the sun descends, you’ll feel a sense of peace.

Oh, and become completely bewitched as the display of sundown, unfolds before your eyes. Between the natural settings and masterpiece, this is one of the best beaches to watch sunset in Malta (Gozo). And, I hope you like it as much as I do.

Fomm Ir-Rih

If it’s an off-the-beaten-path sunset experience you’re after, then head west. That’s where you’ll stumble upon Fomm Ir-Rih. Besides the vibrant colours striking the skies, Fomm Ir-Rih is a natural beauty. A bay surrounded by lush nature, clifftop views and not much else. Fomm Ir-Rih offers a sense of tranquility and untouched beauty, making it a hidden gem for those seeking a more intimate sunset setting. As the sun sets over the stunning landscape, not only do you get picture-perfect views, but the sort of ambience that reminds you to slow down, take a seat and enjoy!

Paradise Bay

Well and truly living up to its name, Paradise Bay delivers heavenly sunsets. One that will move you and leave you in awe. Right on the tip of Malta, make your way to the northernmost corner of Malta. This is the spot where crystal-clear waters mirror the hues of the setting sun. As the sky transforms from a blank blue into a full canvas of breathtaking colours. Seriously, watching the sunset from Paradise Bay will make you feel like you’ve stepped into your surreal slice of paradise.

Golden Bay

Make your way to Golden Bay, Malta’s second-largest sandy beach and prepare to be wowed. The open views here are breath-taking and just perfect to watch the sunset. Oh, and by the way, if you fancy a cocktail to toast the golden hour, you can grab one (or two!) from Radisson Blu Hotel, just a few steps away from the shore. Don’t forget to snap and #GoldenGlowGoals for your peeps to see!

Xlendi Bay

Venture to Xlendi Bay, an enchanting inlet nestled between high cliffs, and sparkling emerald waters. Before the sun begins putting on its show, you instantly know you’re in for a treat. An air of tranquility fills Xlendi as the sun dips beneath the horizon. Suddenly, the bay comes alive, but with a relaxing vibe. One that creates an ambiance that leaves behind only memories. Take a leisurely stroll along the picturesque bay and let the soothing colours of the sunset illustrate why Xlendi Bay is one of the best beaches in Malta (Gozo) to watch the sunset.


Looking for a paradisical sunset amidst turquoise waters and rocky islet? Then, it’s time to head to Comino. Starting with the famed Blue Lagoon watch as the tranquil waters reflect the sky’s magical hues of blues and golds, making it a perfect backdrop for your sunset adventure. But, if you prefer a more secluded beauty, then don’t miss Santa Marija Bay. It’s undoubtedly one of the best beach spots in Malta to watch the sunset. Lesser-known Santa Marija Bay in Comino is another perfect spot to catch those stunning sunsets. Although not as famous as Blue Lagoon, believe me, that’s the appeal. This hidden gem offers an intimate setting to soak in the warm hues of the setting sun as it dips below the horizon.

Wrap up

So there you have it, the best beaches to watch sunset in Malta (Gozo + Comino). From the hidden Anchor Bay to the enchanting Dwejra Bay and the charm of Marsalforn Bay, each beach offers a unique and unforgettable sunset experience. So, grab your camera and prepare for jaw-dropping sunsets. But, now it’s your turn. where is your favourite beach to watch the sunset? Tell me in the comments ☀️

Published by Girl in Malta