Gozo Coastline


Dwejra, just to the west of the village of San Lawrenz, is a stunning are of cliffs, caves and rocks and three remarkable natural features: the Azure Window, Inland Sea and Fungus Rock.

Azure Window, Dwejra, GozoAzure Window: a stunning natural archway that looks almost like a huge dolmen, built by giants. Probably the most photographed feature in Gozo.

Inland Sea: a huge almost circular pool, connected to the sea by a narrow rock tunnel through which pass the many small boats ferrying visitors to the Azure Window.

Fungus Rock: named after a medical plant much prized by the Knights that only grows on this particular rock. It forms the greater part of the seaward side of a blue lagoon, reached either from the sea or by a series of stone steps.

As if that's not enough, the Dwejra region also features a Knights' tower, a chapel and even the remains of a Bronze Age settlement and cart ruts.

Bus: 302 from Victoria / Ramla l-Hamra.

Swimming Areas

During the summer, as on Malta, several areas are marked out for safe swimming by lines of red and yellow buoys.

Ramla l-Hamra: Gozo's largest sandy beach, served by cafes, backed by sand dunes, surrounded by spectacular cliffs and overlooked by Calypso Cave. Bus: 302 from Victoria / Dwejra.

San Blas: an isolated sandy beach, only reached by a steep road - too steep for most cars - and one small kiosk only open in the summer. Buses: 303 from Victoria / Mgarr to Nadur, 322 from Marslaforn / Mgarr to Nadur, followed by a long walk.

Marsalforn: a fishing village with many fine seafood restaurants and a small strip of sand. Buses: 322 from Mgarr, 306 from Victoria / Xlendi.

Qbajjar: within walking distance of Marsalforn. Bus: 322 from Victoria / Marslaforn.

Hondoq ir-Rummien: small beach, reached only by car or by a longish walk from Qala. Bus: 305 from Victoria / San Lawrenz.

Mgarr ix-Xini: a spectacular inlet, guarded by a Knight's tower with one small cafe. It's very isolated and can only reached by a long walk from Mgarr or Ta'Cenc or by car from the direction of Xewkija. Well worth the effort, though.

Xlendi: only a tiny strip of sand but easily accessible from the promenade. Finish it off with a seafood lunch from one of Xlendi's many excellent restaurants. Bus: 306 from Victoria / Marslaforn.

Ramla l-Hamra, Gozo
San Blas Bay, Gozo
Mgarr ix-Xini, Gozo