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

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    • 6 days ago
    • DEREK JAMES BEVAN

    Avril. I thought Michael Bolton was a singer? ?

  • avatar
    • 4 weeks ago
    • Avril Bailey

    Michael, Bolton is a lovely town, then again I am biased as I was born and bred there.

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    • 3 months ago
    • Bill

    I think it's there as a barrier to supposedly protect the beach from a spill from a vessel at the Freeport a few days ago although how effective it'd be if the sea was a bit choppy I've no idea. The jelly fish barrier is in the form of netting in a sort of square in front of the lifeguards post, although I don't think it's there this year. Again not the most effective anyway I'm told.

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    • 3 months ago
    • alan slade

    is that the Jelly Fish barrier ?

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    • 3 months ago
    • Michael Clare

    The view of the beach in pretty bay is beautiful and I will be there a week today with my wife and looking forward to seeing our good friends from Dumbarton , Sheffield and Bolton in The UK and the beautiful country Holland :)

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    • 4 months ago
    • DEREK JAMES BEVAN

    Something on fire in the distance, can be seen from three different cameras.

  • avatar
    • 4 months ago
    • DEREK JAMES BEVAN

    There putting the sun brollies out this morning ready for the sun.

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    • 4 months ago
    • Michael Clare

    Me to Derek , will be back on that beach on 27th July !!

  • avatar
    • 5 months ago
    • DEREK JAMES BEVAN

    Sitting here in a damp north of England, watching the folks enjoy the sun in Malta doesn't half brighten my day. Oh to be back.

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    • 5 months ago
    • DEREK JAMES BEVAN

    Adrian .the fire is at a recycling plant at Marsascala

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    • 5 months ago
    • Adrian Allain

    Disgusting polluting black smoke on the horizon. Looks like oil or tyres burning. I hope it's under control. Bring your washing in ladies :-)

  • avatar
    • 6 months ago
    • DaveS

    Looks like the webcam has been repositioned on the Waters Edge building

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    • 6 months ago
    • Name

    Just arrived back in the U.K. having spent 3 weeks in the Waters Edge hotel from where this webcam is attached , I will miss this view from my balcony. Hope to get back there soon , from Ian in England.

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    • 6 months ago
    • Anton Izzo

    Hi Derek i contacted Al Fresco restaurant and they told me that the problem is from Skyline, don't know what to do anymore. This has been going on for ages now and it is really a pitty that such a wonderful view is being missed.

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