Birzebbuga is located in the south-eastern
part of Malta. The capital, Valletta, is
located approx. 13 kilometres to the north,
whereas the international airport in Malta
is located a few kilometres to the
The beach in general
Birzebbuga has a wonderful beach with the
well-earned name Pretty Bay.
The beach is
approx. 200 metres long and has
fine-grained, bright sand. The water is
relatively shallow and the bay is
effectively protecting the beach against
waves and undercurrents.
possible to rent sun lounges and sunshades
at the beach. The beach also has access to
toilets, but no showers to wash off the salt
water. During the high season, the beach is
supervised by a lifeguard.
beach, there is a lovely area with nice
buildings, palm trees and benches. The only
drawback is the free port with its large
ships and cranes, which are visible directly
from the beach.
The beach in Birzebbuga is extremely
child-friendly. Behind the beach, there is a
big playground, a football pitch with
fencing and eight big trampolines.
Water sports activities
During the high season, it is possible to
rent a few water bikes, but otherwise, there
are no water sports activities at the beach.
The charming buildings behind the beach
include several cafés and restaurants. The
best restaurant in town, Reno's Fishbone
Restaurant, is also located right next to
Birzebbuga holiday resort
On a Maltese scale, Birzebbuga is a
medium-sized seaport with approx. 11,000
permanent inhabitants. Recently, the
population has increased in line with the
increased activity in the harbour.
central point of the town is the beach and
the nice area behind the beach. This area
includes a number of cafés, restaurants and
shops as well as the two churches in town.
Another central point is the marina in the
northern part of the town where you can
enjoy the view from St. George’s Park.
possible, the town should be visited during
the first weekend in August. At this time,
you can experience a typical Maltese town
fair with music, processions and a lot of