Mainly untouched by tourist influences, Gozo is beautiful island just south of Sicily, accessible via ferry from Malta. With a laid-back outlook on life, the locals are often found lining the streets, simply gossiping with family or just watching the world go by. I may be biased but I think this medetrr island has some of the most beautiful beaches I've ever visited, heres' my guide to the best beaches the island has to offer.
Arguably my favourite beach in the world, Dahlet Qorrot, is a rocky bay found at the bottom of steep rather precarious road in Nadur. Lined with colourful garage doors, the 'beach' of sorts has plenty of cliff jumping spots and is usually only occupied by the local fisherman which store their boats here. Originally named after our family (Ta'Chumbo) the vast majority of the garages were owned by the family, and hence the beach became their own. 9/10
With natural forming stone diving-board-like platforms, Hondoq is great for cliff diving. Not only that the company JoyRide is based here, which provides a watertaxis service to the blue lagoon at Comino, as well as watersports such as waterskis, boat-hire and wake boarding. Due to this though there are plenty more tourists here, and during windy days there may be some jellyfish. 8/10
Every time someone suggests San Blas I internally groan. Granted it is a beautiful and secluded beach but access is the issue. Hidden at the bottom of the steepest hill in Gozo if not Malta also, is a small sandy beach with a great kiosk selling hot food and the Maltese beer - Cisk. It is definitely worth the climb, and if you're really struggling you can even pay for a Jeep ride back to the top, just dont expect to be able to drive directly to the beach. 6/10
Personally not a fan of sandy beaches, however I love visiting Ramla bay solely for the incredible ice-cream truck located on the road leading to the beach. With multiple food outlets at this bay, Ramla is also a great place to visit for evening meals. This beach also has some watersports - with some fun pedlos featuring slides or trampolines. Usually the most popular beach for tourists, arrive early to get a good spot and expect to be offered sun-loungers and umbrellas at a fee.
Ramla is also a historic site; originally built on by the Roman's, then fortified by the knights of St John, the red sand now hides all the evidence. 5/10
The bay featuring the Azure Window, Inland Sea, Fungus Rock and Blue Hole, Dwejra bay is a landmark of Gozo. Whilst the views of the Window are breathtaking, and the Blue Hole a very popular site for scuba diving, the beach itself is a quaint pebbled bay lined with garage doors and hosts boat journeys through the Inland Sea. Perhaps visiting during the week will be less busier than weekends, as the red open-top tourist buses regularly stop at Dwejra. 8/10
Comino - Blue Lagoon
Although not technically a beach ON Gozo, the Blue Lagoon is the beach found at Comino and can be reached by watertaxi/boat from trips from Gozo or Malta. The Blue Lagoon has dutifully earned its name. The clear blue sea of the Comino beach is often heavily populated by tourists, so to be alone in this hotspot, it’s best to visit early or late in the day. 8/10