Life’s a beach on the island of Gozo! The sunny island of Gozo offers, apart from cultural highlights and beautiful dive spots, the opportunity to spend a day or two on a beach.

There are only a few sandy beaches, but the shingle beaches and rocky bathing places are also worth a visit. They all have one thing in common: crystal-clear, turquoise water that is rather reminiscent of the Caribbean.

The water is already comfortably warm in spring. The local beaches and bays are never too crowded, even during the high season, which is another bonus compared to popular tourist destinations around the Mediterranean.

Pack your trunks – indeed, Gozo has some of the best beaches anywhere in Malta, and they tend to be more peaceful and natural too. The sun shines for some 300 days per year, and sunbathing weather is more or less guaranteed between June and September, often extending from May to November.

The water is a crystal clear azure and warm for most of the year – perfect for swimming, snorkelling, diving, or just splashing about.

The beaches here are ideal for families and children to swim in the azure blue Mediterranean Sea, which reaches 16 degrees centigrade in spring and 27 degrees centigrade in summer.

Being such a small island, if there is wind on one side of Gozo, you need only walk or drive a few kilometres along the coast to find another bay that is calm and tranquil – so there is almost always a beach to suit your needs.

Ramla Bay stands out as the island's most popular beach.