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

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    • 21 hours ago
    • Josef Zammit

    I'm there today. Love the beach

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    • 1 week ago
    • Dominic Farndon

    Along the same lines of Mary-Anne Kingscott asking where Skyline viewers are located, I think it would be very interesting to know everyone's favourite location within the Maltese Islands. Mine is Triq San Frangisk in St Pauls Bay where I spent many family holidays in the 70's and 80's. What's your favourite?

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Mary-Anne Kingscott

    Hello to all,
    I am intrigued, as to where do all the people that look and write comments on these cameras, come from. I know a lot of people come from the UK and Malta. It would be nice to know, what other countries, people watch from? That is if they like us to know.
    Myself from Malta.

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Aidan

    Great to see Jellyfish net in place for Summer

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Birzygirl

    To all the lovely Maltese people we met last night in Plymouth, who did not know about these webcams, enjoy! It was great meeting you at a great party. Keep watching! X

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    • 4 weeks ago
    • DEREK JAMES BEVAN

    Hi folks .good to see this camera back,thank you Skyline and Waters edge.

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    • 4 weeks ago
    • DaveS

    A great early evening view from the new cam position, so peacfull, always a pleasant walk around the bay

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    • 4 weeks ago
    • Liz

    Lovely view of the beach

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    • 1 month ago
    • Birzygirl

    Well done for reinstalling the webcam to a better position. Brings back loads of happy memories of my child hood. Thank you skyline webcams.

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    • 1 month ago
    • Tim

    Please to see this webcam back. It is one of my favourites.

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    • 1 month ago
    • alan slade

    Great to have the Web cam Back Thanks Waters- Edge and Skyline its a great cam ,now how about one at St Pauls Bay best view on the Island looking out towards St Pauls Island Lovely

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    • 1 month ago
    • Lawrence Anastasi

    Great Pretty Bay is back up. I love seeing this beach. Thank you Skyline and Water's Edge.

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    • 6 months ago
    • SkylineWebcams

    A big thank you to you all for having daily appreciated our work and helped us spread our mission all over the world so affectionately.
    This occasion to wish you a Merry Xmas and a Happy New LIVE 2015!!!

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    • 6 months ago
    • P.L.

    Merry Christmas Everyone

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