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Ghar Qawqla Bay, Marsalforn

#6 of 6 in Beaches in Island of Gozo
Beach · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Maltese name: Il-Gebla ta' Ghar Qawqla

This small rock, entirely made of Globegerina limestone and clay (probably the only one in the Maltese islands) is the largest one of the very few off shore boulders along the Northern coast of Gozo, and due to its odd topographic shape, it is one of the most popular landmarks in Gozo. Marsalforn Bay is a popular summer time destination amongst the locals and often with tourists who like to visit Gozo, even at night. The White Rock and the nearby surrounding smooth shore are an ideal resort for those who like to swim in shallow waters, and they seem popular too. The White Rock offers a natural small rocky under water pool where you can relax, unless when the sea is not rough, and also a reasonable good height spots from where to jump. The plateau of the rock is sometimes fully crowded with a queue of people who want to jump from it, just for fun. small stairs are even found on the small rock to facilitate climbing to the top. Sadly this rock lacks any terrestrial vegetation, perhaps due to the absence of crevices and due to the rough weather in winter.


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  • A pleasant bay for swimming and relaxing. Not much shade but beds and umbrellas can be rented for €3 a piece. The bay is just around the point from Marsalform so you escape the crowds. If you...  more »
  • Did stroll along the bay in Marsalforn and came upon this place where we saw young people jumping in the sea. A must see if you're in this area. There is a beach around as well but the views are...  more »
  • This is such a beautiful place! You can jump from a Rock in sea and rent sunbeds and umbrellas for 5 € each! WE LOVED IT THERE!
  • Best swimming spot! Clear sea and easily accessible.
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