Walk by the beautiful coastlines, trek along the sensational cliffs or drift through historical cities. Discover the best places for a stroll in Malta here!
As the sun begins to go down, many locals flock to the nearest promenade for an evening walk during the cooler part of the day. It is during these hours of dusk you can enjoy the warm ethereal glow that spreads over the islands and take in the local sights, with an ice cream in hand of course! If you are spending your holidays in Malta this summer, check out these charming spots for a stroll!
If it is a spectacular sunset you are after, nothing sums up Maltese beauty more sensationally than watching the sun go down over the sea from Dingli Cliffs. The coastal path stretches along the west side of Malta, offering uninterrupted views across the Mediterranean Sea like no other. You can also spot the tiny island of Filfla from here! The islet is uninhabited and now a protected nature zone due to its bird colonies and rare marine life.
With brightly coloured traditional “luzzu”, the Maltese fishing boats bobbing up and down in the harbour, the Southerly village of Marsaxlokk offers visitors a chance for a truly Maltese seaside walk. Expect to see the locals hauling in their catch and plenty of restaurants cooking up a seafood feast. Should you go on a Sunday for the famous fish market, be sure to arrive early to catch the freshest fish in town!
Sliema’s promenade offers a perfect spot to stroll, and people watch. Due to its flat terrain, it is the ideal spot if you are less mobile or pushing a pram. There are also plenty of benches to sit down and admire the stunning views of Valletta’s skyline on the other side. In the warm summer evenings, the cosmopolitan area is full of tourists and locals ambling on the promenade. Keep walking towards Balluta Bay and Spinola Bay, and you may catch one of the nations’ favourite sports in action- Waterpolo! Both Sliema and St Julian’s are deeply passionate (and highly competitive) teams within the national league.
While it may not be off the beaten track, Valletta is the ideal starting point for those setting out on a traveller’s voyage through Malta. With its imposing fortifications, Baroque structures and abundant piazzas, Valletta makes for a strikingly pleasant stroll. The most genuine experience in the capital is meandering its back streets (leave the guide at home!) and then moving on to examining the numerous excellent structures, churches and, let’s face it, shops!
Staying safe in the sun!
Whenever embarking on a walking exploration around Malta, be sure to wear decent shoes, a sun hat and sun cream as well as drink plenty of water for a comfortable and safe walk! The delicate exertion of walking gives a consoling feeling of opportunity as the subtle breeze blows your hair and you smile happily at the wonders of your surroundings.
While Malta isn’t always associated with walking, this past time offers a side to the country which makes Malta so staggering. Considering the island’s small area, you can easily explore cities and attractions on foot while on your holidays in Malta. You could go for a walk by the beautiful coastlines, trek along the sensational cliffs or drift through historical urban areas such as UNESCO World Heritage Site Valletta. Book your flights to Malta today to experience the wonders of our island first-hand!