Follow the sun

Sunset over a rocky coastline with cliffs illuminated by pink and orange hues, overlooking a calm sea.

Being such a small island, Malta’s coastlines offer countless opportunities to enjoy this spectacle as the sun sets beyond the glistening Mediterranean Sea. Here are five of our favourite places to catch sunset in Malta, in no particular order.

GĦAJN TUFFIEĦA

The picture-perfect sandy beach at Għajn Tuffieħa Bay is one of the most popular naturally beautiful spots on the Island, located on the North-West coast of Malta. The term Għajn Tuffieħa is Maltese for ‘Apple’s Eye’, and offers the perfect beach setting to enjoy watching the sun setting over the horizon on the edge of the bay.

IT-TORRI L-AĦMAR

The Red Tower in Mellieha, also known as St Agatha’s Tower or It-Torri L-Aħmar in Maltese, is the ultimate sunset viewing location for lovers of heights. Perched on its hilltop location, this imposing watchtower offers both the beauty of the sun setting on the nearby cliffs, and of the tower itself as it reflects the disappearing sun’s red glow.

FOMM IR-RIĦ

Translating to ‘mouth of the wind’ in Maltese, Fomm ir-Riħ is a small bay located in the limits of Mġarr which is surrounded by majestic white cliffs and a pebble beach. It’s one of Malta’s most naturally unspoiled and quiet spots, making it perfect to meditate whilst enjoying the panoramic sunset view in peace and tranquillity.

MDINA

The fortified former capital city Mdina, also known as the ‘Silent City’, offers visitors some of the most stunning panoramic views of the Maltese landscape. From this unique position atop the bastions high in the city, you can admire the island’s many landmarks as the sun sets behind them.

DINGLI CLIFFS

Like Mdina, the small coastal village of Dingli is one of Malta’s highest points on the Island. Tracing the island’s western coast, Dingli offers some breath-taking views out to sea beyond the tiny isle of Filfla from its famous cliffs. Hunters of the ultimate sunset-viewing spot can enjoy the view either by standing on top of these cliffs looking at sea, or by taking a boat out onto the water to look back at the cliffs themselves as they absorb the golden brilliance of the setting sun.

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