Only the best beaches get to fly the coveted blue flag. Gozo has three of them.
For some Mediterranean destinations, the beach is everything. That’s not really the case here, where a Gozo holiday can involve anything and everything from walking to boating, scuba diving to segwaying, and even art or cookery holidays.
Yet sooner or later, even if you’re the most beach-averse of travellers, chances are you’ll want to get at least a little sand in your shoes. And when you do, you’ll want to know that the beach you’re on meets the standards you’d expect.
Happily, Gozo’s beaches do. Three of the island’s beaches: Ramla Bay, Hondoq ir-Rummien Bay, and Marsalforn Bay all meet – and have maintained – the strict environmental, educational, safety and access-related criteria required by the Foundation for Environmental Education, headquartered in Copenhagen.
You’ll find the same standards are maintained if you take a day trip to Malta, where a further 9 of the island’s beaches are flying the flag.
What’s great about the Maltese Islands’ list of blue flag beaches is the diversity. Wide sandy stretches, secluded bays and bustling resorts share the accolades, meaning that whatever your idea of a quality beach, you won’t be short of top quality options on your Gozo holiday.
Ready to lie back and work on that tan? Book Gozo villas and farmhouses close to the beach here.