Għajn Tuffieħa Bay – Mgarr

Manager: Gaia Foundation
Contact: http://www.gaiafoundation.org/
  • Location: -
  • Size: -
  • Awards: Blue Flag
  • Facilities: Life guards with annexed small library, safety ropes, small restaurant with inbuilt toilets and showers.
  • Transport: Arriva Bus Number: 44; 101; 102; 223; 224; 225; 21; 22; 24.
  • Special Needs: None available
  • Type: Sandy
  • Internet Areas: None

ghainGħajn Tuffieħa Bay is a twin beach to GoldenBay. It is walking distance away separated only by a headland. Unlike GoldenBay, Għajn Tuffieħa is a secluded beach and accessed only through a long flight of steps or a network of footpaths, winding along the clay slopes.    Another headland to the west side of the bay separates this beach from GnejnaBay. All the area is a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) due to unique geological features. Although somehow isolated, the beach has most amenities including a parking area on street level.

Għajn Tuffieħa Bay also known as the Riviera Beach (the remains of the Riviera Hotel can still be seen precariously perched on top of the bay) is managed by the NGO, GAIA Foundation. Beach management includes the services of a lifeguard and safety ropes affixed along the bay. In 2011 the beach was awarded a Beach of Quality award and for 2012 the beach is being awarded…