15 Best Places to See Sunsets in Malta and Gozo

A group of people enjoying the sunset at one of the best sunset spots in Malta, silhouetted against the horizon as the sun dips below it, casting a warm orange glow in the sky.

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Ever wondered what are the best places to see sunsets in Malta and Gozo? Malta’s got some awesome spots where the sky turns pink, purple and red as the sun sets down. So, if you’re up for some sunset magic, come along as we check out the top 15 places in Malta to watch the day’s goodbye.

I’ve been living in Malta since 2011 and I’ve had the chance to explore all the coastlines of Malta and Gozo. Now, I’m excited to share with you my top 15 favourite spots to catch a stunning sunset.

This post will include a map displaying various locations, each with a brief description. You’ll discover both well-known spots and hidden gems that are less crowded.

Best Places to See Sunsets in Malta and Gozo: An Interactive Map

Here is the map that shows all the best sunset locations in Malta and Gozo. Click on the pins to see the titles and details. You will also see links to Google Maps to find the exact spots.

Best Places to See Sunsets in Malta

1. Għajn Tuffieħa

Located between clay slopes and limestone cliffs, this Għajn Tuffieħa Beach is truly one of the best places to see sunsets in Malta.

As the sun dips, everyone in the water turns into silhouettes, like something out of a dream. You can chill on the sand, take a sunset swim or paddle boarding trip.

If you want romantic vibes without the crowds, hike up the hill (see the location here). Up there it’s like having a private sunset show just for you.

Two people doing handstands on the sandy shores of Għajn Tuffieħa Beach in Malta, with the golden sun setting over the sea in the background.
Sunset in Għajn Tuffieħa Bay, Malta

2. Golden Bay

Golden Bay is just around the corner from Ghajn Tuffieha Beach, but it has a different vibe. This beach is wider and more popular, with more bars and restaurants.

True to its name, Golden Bay is completely lit up with a golden glow when the sun sets. It’s one of those popular spots where you can enjoy sunset views and sip on a cocktail. Many people bring their barbecues and extend their night by munching on food and stargazing. 

The sun setting over the serene waters of Golden Bay in Malta, painting the sky with warm hues of orange and pink.
Sunset in Golden Bay, Malta

3. Fomm Ir-Rih

Looking for a hidden gem? Fomm Ir-Rih is a secret bay, with dramatic cliffs and pebbly shores, that allow you to enjoy nature unfiltered.

Whether you’re down on the rocky beach or up atop the cliffs, the sunset views are breathtaking. It’s the perfect spot if you crave solitude in a pristine, untouched setting.

4. Dingli Cliffs

Ever wanted to feel above it all in Malta? Dingli Cliffs is your place! As the highest point on the island, the views are just… WOW!

You can see fields stretching out, and there’s an uninhabited island called Filfla in the distance. Even though it’s a popular spot, it’s never too crowded.

Fancy a walk? There’s a path waiting for your footsteps. If you’re more of the sit-and-soak-it-all-in type, grab a bench and enjoy the views.

5. Malta Sunset Cruise

Ever thought of catching Malta’s sunset from a boat? Sailing at sunset is my favourite!

Feel the breeze, watch the coastline, and let the views amaze you. There are several sunset tours available for you to choose from. Below is one I can recommend. Book now and let’s sail on the golden horizon.

The sun setting over the horizon, casting a warm glow across the open sea from the deck of a boat. Enjoying a peaceful evening on the water, witnessing the beautiful sunset while sailing.
Sunset on a Boat

6. Popeye Village, Anchor Bay

Popeye Village started as a film set and now is an attraction park and popular tourist site.

While visiting it is more suitable if you have kids, for the rest, the real magic is across the bay. The golden light of sunset provides an excellent shot of Popeye Village.

7. Migra l-Ferha

It’s the place to catch dreamy sunsets. As you stand high on the cliffs, enjoy epic panoramic views. While locals know this place, it’s still a hidden gem for tourists. So, it’s never too crowded.

There’s plenty of parking, so getting there is no problem. Pack your favourite snacks, maybe a blanket, and join the locals for a picnic while watching the golden sunset. 

8. Blue Grotto

This spot is a top tourist attraction for obvious reasons. The area is absolutely stunning, especially with the sun painting it gold. And the waters are so deep and blue. They gave the place its name!

Fishing boats anchored near the rocky coastline at sunset at Blue Grotto in n Malta.
Sunset vibes at Blue Grotto

Grab a spot on one of the benches and soak in the views. Oh, and don’t miss Filfla Island in the distance. Heads up, this place can get busy so if you’re looking for a romantic evening, you might want to choose another spot.

9. The Red Tower Area / Radar Station

Red Tower is a 17th-century fort, painted in red, and is on the top of the list of the best places to see sunsets in Malta. From its rooftop, you can admire Ghadira Bay, Majjistral Park, and the waters between Comino and Gozo.

If you’re up for a stroll, head over to the old radar station nearby (click here for location). Sure, it’s seen better days, but the panoramic views? Absolutely unbeatable!

So, whether you’re atop the tower or exploring the surroundings, you’re in for a sunset treat like no other!

Two people walking hand in hand through a golden field, with the sun setting over the sea in the distance. This scene captures the beauty of the sunset near the Red Tower area next to the radar station in Malta.
Sunset Next To Radar Station, Red Tower Area

10. Coral Lagoon in Mellieħa

Coral Lagoon is a cave that opens into the sea. From the top, it seems like a big hole in the ground, but you can see the water sparkling in the sunlight. And, oh, the views! You’ve got Comino and Gozo islands in front and you can watch many boats sailing gracefully.

It’s a peaceful spot, just right for some ‘me-time’. And when the sun dips, casting golden hues over Comino and Gozo? It’s a sunset lover’s dream come true.

Best Places to See Sunsets in Gozo

11. Sannat (Ta’ Cenc) Cliffs

Think of them as the Dingli Cliffs‘ cousins in Gozo. These cliffs rise tall and proud, diving straight into the deep blue Mediterranean. Pictures don’t do it justice. You’ve just got to be there, feel the breeze, and let the vastness sweep you off your feet.

12. Dwejra Bay

Dwejra Bay in Gozo is my absolute favourite of all the places to see sunsets in Malta and Gozo. Take a leisurely coastal walk and soak it all in.

The waters shimmer like a million stars, and those limestone cliffs stand tall, towering over the sea. It’s a popular spot for many, but it’s big enough to find your own quiet corner. 

A breathtaking sunset view at Dwejra Bay, Gozo, with silhouettes of people standing on a rocky outcrop against the vibrant sky, as the sun dips below the horizon and casts a warm glow over the calm sea.
Sunset in Dwejra Bay

13. Xlendi Bay

Xlendi Bay is surrounded by tall dramatic limestone cliffs. And as the sun sets, Xlendi truly comes alive. You can chill at a waterfront restaurant with a cool drink in hand or sit on a picnic bench and enjoy an impressive sunset show.

A lamppost illuminating the evening sunset scene at Xlendi, Gozo, as the sun sets over the horizon, casting a warm glow across the sky and reflecting gently on the waters, with a sailboat peacefully anchored in the distance.
Sunset in Xlendi

14. Citadel in Victoria, Gozo

It’s not just any old spot; it’s a Bronze Age fortress located in Victoria, Gozo. From being an acropolis during Punic-Roman times to becoming a castle in the medieval era, this place has seen it all.

Today, the Citadel is a hotspot for history buffs and sunset chasers. Imagine watching the sun set over Gozo from a place that has seen centuries pass by. 

15. Sunset on the Gozo Ferry

Hop on the Gozo ferry and catch a sunset while hopping between islands. If you play your cards (or, well, time) right, you can catch the sun dipping below the horizon from the ferry deck.

Think of it as a budget-friendly sunset cruise between Malta and Gozo. Check the ferry schedule and head to the top deck. Secure the prime spot and let the golden skies amaze you.

Silhouetted figure paddle boarding on the calm waters of Ghajn Tuffieha beach in Malta as the vibrant hues of the sunset paint the sky in shades of orange and pink.
Sunset Paddle Boarding in Ghajn Tuffieha Bay

Malta’s spots for watching stunning sunsets are varied. But, they all offer amazing views. You can relax and take in the magical sunsets from high cliffs, serene beaches, and even while sailing on a ferry. Happy sunset chasing!

Sunsets in Malta: FAQ

Where is the best place to watch the sunset in Malta?

There are many great places to see the sunset in Malta! Some of the best spots are Għajn Tuffieħa Bay, Golden Bay, Dingli Cliffs, and the Red Tower area near the old radar station. These places have beautiful views of the sun going down over the sea.

What time is there sunset in Malta in summer?

In the summer, the sun sets at different times depending on the month. In June, the sun usually sets around 8:20 PM. In July, it sets around 8:10 PM, and in August, it’s before 8:00 PM. The sky stays light for a little while after the sun goes down, but it gets dark by about 9:00 PM.

Where can I see the sunset in Valletta?

Valletta doesn’t have direct views of the sunset. However, you can still enjoy the golden hour from places like Hastings Gardens, or rooftop restaurants facing Manoel Island.

Can I get to the sunset places by bus, or do I need to rent a car?

You can get to many of the sunset spots by bus. Malta has a good bus system that can take you to places like Għajn Tuffieħa Beach, Golden Bay, and even Dingli Cliffs. But if you want to explore hidden gems, renting a car can be a good idea. I recommend checking my post on renting a car for more information.

Are there any restaurants or cafes with nice sunset views?

Yes, there are! Some restaurants at Golden Bay and Għajn Tuffieħa have outdoor seating where you can enjoy a meal while watching the sunset. There are also restaurants in Blue Grotto and Dingli Cliffs with great sunset views. In Valletta, you can enjoy the golden hour from rooftop restaurants, but there are no direct views of the sun sinking into the sea.

Is it okay to swim or snorkel at the beaches during sunset?

Swimming at sunset can be very nice, especially at Golden Bay or Għajn Tuffieħa, where the water is shallow and safe. However, always make sure to be careful. When the sun goes down, it gets darker, so it might be harder to see.

What are some tips for taking good photos of the sunset?

To take pretty sunset photos, try to find a spot with a clear view of the horizon. Using a tripod can help keep your camera steady. Playing with different camera settings, like exposure and focus, can also make your photos look more interesting. Remember not to use flash, as it can ruin the natural colours of the sunset.

Are there any historical buildings or monuments that have good sunset views?

Yes, some historical places in Malta offer great sunset views. The Citadel in Victoria, Gozo, is an old fortress where you can watch the sun go down over the island. The Red Tower in Mellieha also has nice views of the surrounding area during sunset. Another great spot is the Tal-Hamrija Coastal Tower next to Hagar Qim temples.

But hey, the adventure doesn’t stop here! Dive into my other guides and discover Malta’s thrilling water sports, scenic hikes, and rich historical treasures.

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