Of the many sights that the Maltese islands can offer, the stunning sunset over the horizon is one of the most magnificent, whatever time of year you are visiting.

As such a small island, Malta’s coastlines offer countless opportunities to enjoy this spectacle as the sun sets beyond the glistening Mediterranean Sea.

Here are five of the best places to watch a sunset in Malta.

Għajn Tuffieħa

The picture-perfect sandy beach at Għajn Tuffieħa Bay is one of the most popular natural beauty spots on the island, located on the north-west coast of Malta. Maltese for ‘Apple’s Eye’, Għajn Tuffieħa is the perfect beach setting to witness the sun setting over the horizon on the edge of the bay.

 

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 It-Torri L-Ahmar, Mellieha

The Red Tower in Mellieha, also known as St Agatha’s Tower or It-Torri L-Ahmar in Maltese, is the ultimate sunset viewing location for lovers of heights. In its hilltop location, this imposing watchtower offers both the beauty of the sun setting on the nearby cliffs, and of the tower itself as it reflects the disappearing sun’s red glow.

 

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Fomm ir-Rih

Meaning ‘mouth of the wind’ in Maltese, Fomm ir-Rih is a small bay in the limits of Mgarr which is surrounded by majestic white cliffs and a pebble beach. It’s one of Malta’s most naturally unspoiled and quiet spots, making it perfect to meditate whilst enjoying the panoramic sunset view in peace and tranquillity.

 

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Mdina

The fortified former capital city Mdina, also known as the ‘Silent City’, offers visitors some of the most stunning panoramic views of the Maltese landscape. From this unique position atop the bastions high in the city, you can admire the island’s many landmarks as the sun sets behind them.

 

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Dingli Cliffs

Like Mdina, the small coastal village of Dingli is one of Malta’s highest points. Tracing the island’s western coast, Dingli offers some breath-taking views out to sea, beyond the tiny isle of Filfla, from its famous cliffs. Hunters of the ultimate sunset-viewing spot could enjoy one either by standing on top of these cliffs looking out to sea, or by taking a boat out onto the water, to look back at the cliffs themselves as they absorb the golden brilliance of the setting sun.

 

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Are there any other great spots we missed? Let us know in the comments!