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We’d been told not to expect many beaches while visiting Malta and to be truthful we weren’t that upset by that prospect, previously my children have hated being in the sand with constant complaints of sand in the feet and hair, it’s makes for a stressful day out. However our AirBnB host mentioned there was a beech kit (umbrella, mats, buckets & spades) in the house and as the temperature was hitting 45c, the prospect of playing in the sea became much more palatable for them. Pretty Bay is┬áthe closest beech to our house set in the tourist area of Birzebbuga, with the strangest view. It’s pale, thin curved sands overlook the main port in Malta, and although the backdrop looks highly industrial it was in fact the quietest beech we went on. The water was crystal clear and shallow for a good 50 metres, fantastic for children wary of the sea, small schools of fish swam along side of us and there was plenty of space across the sand considering this is high season. I think the view makes this a less popular beech but we fund it a relaxing, family orientated area. It had cafe bars along the streets close by and a few snack bars on the beech, after a long swim there’s nothing better than salty chips and fresh juice to get your energy back.

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