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Birżebbuġa Beach and Pretty Bay

Birżebbuġa is a lovely tourist destination at the southeast of the Maltese island; it is said to derive its name from the combination between "Bir", meaning "well" and "żebbuġa", meaning "olives", this to confirm the importance of olives still keeping the local economy strong; although it is rightly considered a sea destination, it is rich in olive trees all stretching along four stunning valleys, which are Wied Dalam, Wied Zembaq, Wied Qoton and Wied Buni.

Its surroundings are perhaps best known for the important archaeological sites, the bay was firstly inhabited by Phoenicians who considered it an ideal spot to anchor, but other remains give an evidence of human presence dating back to the Neolithic Period or the Bronze Age found in the Cave of Darkness (Għar Dalam) or related to the prehistoric temple or settlement, Borġ-in-Nadur, the hill has also provided us with a variety of Roman remains while a legend related to the Hasan Cave (Għar Ħasan) concerns Arab presences; more recently, during the 20th century, Birżebbuġa has become home to the British Navy, its harbour, the Malta Freeport (Port Ħieles Ta' Malta), has played an important role in the past due to its strategic position in the heart of Mediterranean, over the years has experienced a remarkable growth concerning commercial exchanges.

Birżebbuġa is rich in charming attractions and architectural treasures although is not included in the most visited Maltese destinations list, a visit to the Church of Our Lady of Sorrows (1909) or the St George's Church (1575, reopened in 1683), the fortifications, Fort St. Lucian (Torri ta' San Lucjan, 17th century), Ferretti Coastal Battery (Il-Qajjenza) or the so-called "Birżebbuġa entrenchments" (dating back to the Knights of St. John's period) shouldn’t be left off our Birżebbuġa itinerary. Due to the fact the whole southeast coast was massively fortified during the Knights' period, Birżebbuġa can today boast ancient buildings and fortifications survived bombings and natural disasters, a great experience and a lovely trip to the past will be a visit in Birżebbuġa's oldest part...

Among its most beautiful attractions we can't avoid mentioning the enchanting sandy beach commonly known as Pretty Bay (Bajja Sabiha); although the heavy traffic taking place every day and container ships going and coming from the imposing harbour contrast with the natural environment of the bay, Birżebbuġa keeps its features of idyllic spot with a number of relaxing areas; Pretty Bay is very popular in Malta, as one of the largest beaches in the island, it is the ideal place where to stay with the own family or spend pleasant hours with friends...originally a rocky and desolate coast beach, it was turned over the years into a wonderful bay thanks to the sand collected from the sea; moreover the bay is enriched by small and ancient houses stretching along the modern seaside promenade and unnumbered accommodation facilities, restaurants, nights and cafés scattered everywhere.

Cam on-line since: 08/10/2013

Comments


  • avatar
    • 11 hours ago
    • Robert Collier

    Jim, it seems there is only 1 hotel in Birzebbuga and this webcam is fixed to it. hope that helps you.

  • avatar
    • 1 day ago
    • Robert Collier

    Jim, Google "Birzebbuga holiday apartments" and then take your pick.

  • avatar
    • 2 days ago
    • Jim

    There does not seem to be any package holidays to Pretty Bay would like to stay there any suggestions

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    • 4 days ago
    • Mags

    great to have Pretty bay back but something wrong with it today.Where has Smart Ciy gone and underwater webcam.Greatly missed.

  • avatar
    • 2 weeks ago
    • Mary-Anne Kingscott

    Welcome back Alan Slade, so you managed to sign in skyline at last!! Yes I missed this camera, nice beach, and the water polo pitch, is getting on. We passed it today.

  • avatar
    • 2 weeks ago
    • alan slade

    Great to see the Birzebbuga Beach cam back have missed this one looking towards the new Waterpolo pool

  • avatar
    • 3 months ago
    • chris fox

    stayed in bbga in apl, never heard a thing - and we were only staying 50yds from the site

  • avatar
    • 3 months ago
    • Anna

    Does anyone know something about how loud is the construction process? And what time they start to work? We are going to stay in B-Buga near this place and we are worried about possible disturbing noises.

  • avatar
    • 3 months ago
    • Mags

    Mary Miller.Thanks for letting me know.I too am coming back in early October.

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    • 3 months ago
    • Mary Miller (nee Hanrahan)

    Mags, I was there last week and yes it is the lifeguard station. Apparently there are a few round the island. Can't wait for 18th September when I'll be back there

  • avatar
    • 3 months ago
    • Jesse

    Hi Mary-Anne Kingscott, the camera was damaged, but today they have replaced it and it's back live again. Enjoy viewing!

  • avatar
    • 4 months ago
    • Mary-Anne Kingscott

    How come the camera at Marsaxlokk bay Fort St Lucian have been off for such a long time.

  • avatar
    • 4 months ago
    • Mags

    No not those,I have been here and have seen them,i only left on the 10 June.I mean the the yellow structure close to the water ,it was not there when I was.

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    • 4 months ago
    • Joseph

    Perimeter wall of the 7 a-side football pitch