Bus Route: Victoria to Marsalforn
- Bus No.21
Marsalforn bay lies between the
villages of Xaghra
and Zebbug and forms
part of Zebbug. It is the most popular summer resort on the Island,
throbbing with life as hundreds of Gozitan and Maltese families
who have a summer house in this bay, go to spend the whole season
by the sea. Every day in summer, Gozitan families enjoy their old
habit of strolling back and forth along the marina. In winter, the
bay is pleasantly quite and only a few residents remain, most of
them fishermen busy about repairing their boats and nets.
Marsalforn is by the way one of Gozo's three main fishing villages.
The church dedicated to
St. Paul has lost a lot of its picturesque prominence to progress
but it still serves its original purposes with regular liturgical
services. It was built on the recomendations of Bishop Pietro Pace
who loved Marsalforn profoundly and even lived and bathed there
Marsalforn has several swimming and sunbathing including the afore
mentioned sandy and pebbly beaches. Besides, the rocky area to the
left of the bay up to Santa Marija Point, is a very populary swimming
zone. The other side of the bay behind Il-Menqa up to Ghar Qawqla
point offers equally good swimming and snorkelling sites.
Motor and sailing boats give the place a lively look in summer while
one can opt for a boat cruise around Gozo or just to Comino island.
It is also a base for diving
enthusiasts, who can choose from a variety of diving schools and
diving destinations. Apart from these leisure activities, Marsalforn
is very well served with restaurants, bars, self catering apartments