Birżebbuġa Beach and Pretty Bay live camEnchanting view of the beach and the stunning Pretty Bay

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    • 3 days ago
    • Michael Bott

    What is the boat doing on the beech it has been there since yesterday ???

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    • 5 days ago
    • DEREK JAMES BEVAN

    Anton. many thanks for the info' I will just have to make do with a Cisk in the bar and dine elsewhere.As I said earlier I have followed the building of the pool and club house since 2013 on my second visit so it will be good to have a beer there .

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    • 6 days ago
    • Anton Izzo

    Thanks very much Derek and you and everyone is always welcomed in Birzebbugia and all the Maltese and Gozo villages and cities. We are very proud to say that we give every visitor all the offers and friendship he needs. Sorry to say that the pool's restaurant hasn't opened yet but hoping that by November all will be ready hopefully. Take care mate.

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    • 6 days ago
    • DEREK JAMES BEVAN

    Anton.I was just curious.so proud of your town, I usually pay Birzebbuga a visit in fact I will be in Malta in just over a weeks time and hope to visit the polo pool bar for a Cisk.

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    • 1 week ago
    • Anton Izzo

    Yes of course since i was born and wouldn't go anywhere else Derek James Bevan, may i ask why?

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    • 1 week ago
    • Michael Bott

    Great t have this one back

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    • 1 week ago
    • Tim

    YAY! My favourite beach cam is back :-D

  • avatar
    • 1 week ago
    • DEREK JAMES BEVAN

    Anton.are you a resident of Birzebbuga ?

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    • 1 week ago
    • Anton Izzo

    Good morning everyone just look at this wonderful beach all clean and tidy. Thanks local council.

  • avatar
    • 1 week ago
    • Anton Izzo

    Oh so happy that webcam is on line again, please keep it like that. Thank you

  • avatar
    • 1 week ago
    • DEREK JAMES BEVAN

    Welcome back I have missed this one.

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    • 2 months ago
    • christopher faux

    in the 70th when i was their it was full of water and now it has a lovely sandy beach.

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    • 2 months ago
    • ROBERT MACAULAY

    Enjoyed my 2 weeks at the waters edge. Looking forward to next year when we move there, hope to fine an apartment near the bay, so we can enjoy the views.

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    • 2 months ago
    • Bob Ribbands

    Great to see this camera up and running. Thanks Skyline.

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