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Birżebbuġa Beach and Pretty Bay Live Webcam

Enchanting view of the beach and the suggestive Pretty Bay

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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 (Ramla ta Birżebbuġa); 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.


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Marta
4 days ago
Oh, someone wrote beautiful b-day wishes on sand on Monday 14.04.2014 :) Great idea. I like this camera view very much ;)
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Vic
1 month ago
I thank you for turning the cam to the left, it is so much better.
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Joe Minuti
3 months ago
Great places to set up Web Cams in Brizebbuga. Only one place left to set one up and that is at the top of the old "Red Lion" now "Gazzin tal-Banda" I think opposite the church. This needs to be done before first Sunday in August so people can see the ST Peter's celebration. Thank you
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Vic
3 months ago
What a great view, I monitor this cam regularly. If only it could be turned around a bit to the left, it would show more of the garden and the village rather than the pier. Birzebbuga, - Malta's Bondi Beach -
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Yvonne
4 months ago
Birzebbuga is a lovely part of Malta and not overcrowded with people
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hugh Fraser
6 months ago
was here in September great area
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tony
6 months ago
i do in joy
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Martin
7 months ago
The best web cams on the web
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Colin Bruce
7 months ago
I love this view of Pretty bay a secret gem in Malta, where else would you see such a beautiful beach so little used our flat is within walking distance so we spend a lot of time here when we are in Malta and will be back in a few days time.
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Joe Minuti
7 months ago
Great News that this Web Cam is active. I can check on the weather situation to see what I am missing. Well done and Thanks .I am from Birzebbuga and have visited there a lot since I left 40+ years ago.
Joe Minuti
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Stanley Malcolm Watkinson
8 months ago
Been coming here since 1983 .Love the place and the people.
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Liz
8 months ago
i was born in birzebbuga, have fond memories of this place. lets have some webcams of valleta bus station and the fountain.
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