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This summer, the following 12 beaches will proudly be displaying a Blue Flag this summer. The Blue Flag is a certification by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) that a beach, marina or sustainable boating tourism operator meets its stringent standards.

There have been increases in the numbers of Blue Flags awarded each year. The criteria have during these years been changed to more strict criteria.

Fond Ghadir Bay, Sliema

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The Sliema and St Julian’s coastline hosts sunbathers during the peak summer months. From Qui-si-Sana in Sliema to BallutaBay in St Julian’s, is one l
ong stretch of rocky shore. The promenade is popular for long walks and for a snack or good meal, day and night, while enjoying the shoreline. The sea is deep, but generally clean, clear and safe to swim. It is also excellent for snorkelling. Favourite bathing spots are; the Tigne’ area, Qui si-Sana, Għar id-fond 2Dud, the Exiles and Fond Għadir.

Marsalforn Bay – Marsalforn Gozo

Beach Type: Coarse sand and a long stretch of rocky beaches.

Restaurants/Bars: Numerous Bars & Restaurants.

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3. Hondoq ir-Rummien

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A small sandy beach and crystal clear waters make this a popular swimming place, particularly amongst locals. It is also a favourite spot for diving, especially for beginners, and Gozitans love to bring a barbecue in summer and settle in for the evening. The bay lies directly opposite the island of Comino

Med-Bar Reef Club

Located on the Dragonara Peninsula, on the east side of the island, the Medbar & Reef Club proudly forms part of The Westin Dragonara Resort in St. Julian’s. Both beaches are open during the summer months (June-September) and are enjoyed by all Westin guests.

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