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

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    • 2 days ago
    • Anton Izzo

    Yesterday i put a comment reguardig webcam at St Goerge's bay Birrzebbugia Malta which has been out of order for quite sometime now and i don't know why it is not showing, can Skylime please explain. Thank you

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    • 1 week ago
    • Kevin bonham

    Just seen someone in the water.
    Must be English, as the water is only 17C

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Avril Bailey

    Pretty Bay looks so inviting now and the polo pool looks very nice. A lot different from when we first came to Pretty Bay, still like the quiet of your area. ☺

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    • 3 weeks ago
    • viv

    Good morning Mrs Linda Bourne and Bill, we were on this beach last September and there were lots of people there. It's like most of the man made beaches though, Qawra near the Dolmen and St Georges Bay, mostly grit. Still pleasant though. And you're right, we've been going for 20 years, most years twice, and we still haven't seen it all either!

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    • 4 weeks ago
    • Mrs Linda Bourne

    Thank You Bill Just when you think you’ve learned everything about Malta you can learn something else . I can never understand the people that go for a week and say “seen it all” Like I said I’ve been coming since 1965 and still I see something that I’ve never seen before ..I do a lot of walking now and when i come out always see something different .. 2 nights sleep and Hello and Kafinti Malta...

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    • 4 weeks ago
    • Bill

    Mrs Bourne. My opinion on why there is hardly ever anyone on the beach is that the area is frequented mostly by local people who find the air and water temperature too cold at this time of year for swimming. It's lovely to stop by for a coffee or a stroll at this time of year. The more northern areas of Malta like Golden sands and mellieha will have tourists sunbathing and swimming at this time of year on sunnier days. Not many tourists stay in Birzebugia at this time of year compared to the more northern areas of the island, there are only two main hotels. Also out of view of the camera is the massive Freeport at the other side of the bay which doesn't seem to bother people in summer as the beach is great regardless, but in the off season maybe would deter tourists from settling on the beach for the day as there are many more unspoiled places on the island to visit. I also remember when the water came right up to the promenade and we could jump straight in, but they reclaimed the land and it became a man made sandy beach in the late 1980's. Have a great holiday!

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    • 4 weeks ago
    • Mrs Linda Bourne

    There is hardly ever anyone on this beach does anyone know why ? It looks so inviting.I first went swimming her in 1965 it was if I remember more rock than beach.I will be in Malta Tuesday 28th February for 2 weeks but in Mellieha.. I was staying in Hamrun in 1965 and although this will be my 60th visit since 1965 I always stay in and around Mellieha . Looking forward to some warmth and sun and relaxation ....

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    • 4 weeks ago
    • Michael Bott

    Would be nice for a swim

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    • 4 weeks ago
    • DEREK JAMES BEVAN

    So calm today.

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    • 1 month ago
    • Michael Bott

    Thank you Skyline for getting this one back on
    Michael.

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    • 2 months ago
    • DEREK JAMES BEVAN

    the sea is a lot calmer here today than up at Golden bay and the ferry terminal.

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    • 3 months ago
    • roger willis

    Well, that's a better view, keep it up.

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    • 3 months ago
    • Mary-Anne Kingscott

    Merry Christmas to all skyline viewers.

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    • 3 months ago
    • Carole

    Pretty :-)

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