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PRETTY BAY, BIRZEBBUGA

BIRZEBBUGA is a flourishing seaside resort, not far from Marsaxlokk, in South-East Malta. The bay has been, for ages, a popular bathing place for Maltese holiday-makers. Sand was almost inexistent and the bathers took to the water from the flat rocks or from concrete platforms built on the shoreline.

Recently, the bay was artificially filled with sand recovered from the sea during works on the freeport project in the vicinity. Pretty Bay may now be considered as a sandy beach, and many people are flocking to the comfort of its sand and sheltered water.

The bay lies right in the town centre. Shops and restaurants line the streets on its periphery.

The coastline outside Pretty Bay, at St. George's Bay and further towards Marsaxlokk, is ideal for off the rocks bathing and many prefer to take their dips in those waters.

ST. GEORGE'S BAY is a lovely inlet frequented by amateur fishermen whose boats can be seen tied to their anchored floats.

The bay is an important venue for water-sport.

Text courtesy of the National Tourism Organisation - Malta.