A haven of peace, natural beauty and fun
Often described as one of the best beaches in the Mediterranean, Ramla Bay is Gozo's largest sandy beach which features crystal clear waters and Halocene age orange-red coloured sand. Ramla Bay has also managed to sustain a sand dune hinterland. These sand dunes, scheduled as a Level 1 Area of Ecological Importance, provide a habitat for endemic species that are exclusive to Malta as well as other rare species of flora and fauna. Ramla's Ecological importance is even more highlighted by the distinct natural communities it supports. The site is also home to some Roman remains set on the Western side of the beach. Lying at the bottom of a valley, sandwiched between two headlands, the area is sheltered by rocky cliffs, blue clay formations and hills that slope gently into the shallow sea. From the solitude and tranquility of listening to the waves washing ashore during the wintery months to the summery hustle and bustle, the island's most popular beach has what it takes to delight nature enthusiasts as well as those looking for some fun.
Gozo's Unique Coastline
Steeped in cultural and natural heritage, the Island of Gozo has a blend of characteristics that have astounded visitors along the years. The island's dramatic coastline, a habitat to thousands of species, is unique in the Mediterranean. The hot summer days are ideal for a swim in one of the Island's bays while the perfect warm climate during the winter months makes Gozo an optimal destination for those who would love an adventure along the rugged Gozitan shoreline. Gozo offers diving opportunities all year long in its stunning blue waters while trekkers can explore Gozo's idyllic country side, especially on a glorious sunny spring day. Although the island is primarily renowned for its heavenly summer days, the other nine months of the year offer a mixture of spectacular scenes with an unbelievable variety and contrast of colours each step of the way. No wonder Edward Lear - a 19th Century artist, illustrator, author and poet - ran out of words to depict Gozo's beauty and described the island's coastal scenery as pomskizillious and gromphibberous. The Englishman tailored these words specifically for Gozo's coast, just because no words can describe its magnificence.