St Thomas Bay , Marsaskala, Malta
St Thomas Bay is quiet large sandy beach which has rocky areas, situated in the southern part of Malta and not far away from small village Marsaskala. St Thomas bay is 10 minutes walk from the centre of Marsaskala. This sandy beach also known as Ir-Ramla for locals and it’s very popular seaside for the locals who like to come here in the summer months to their summerhouses.
The water is very clean and it’s very peaceful and quiet. In these beautiful surroundings you can see lots of traditional, colourful Maltese fishing boats called – Luzzus that anchored close by.
St Thomas Bay waters are very shallow and have small sandy banks that make it perfect for bathing especially with small children. Beside the bay you can find lots of snack bars, restaurants, food kiosks, cafes and much more.
You can also explore many historical beautiful places such as Mamo Tower which stands on the rising ground above St Thomas Bay. The tower been built by Mamo family in 1657 as a fortified residence.
St Thomas Tower which was been built by Grand Master Alof Wignacourt in 1614 on same exact place where the enemy used to land.
Another two towers are close to each other like Tal-Buttar and Tal-Gardiel Tower which are privately owned towers and today used as farmhouses that lay in a valley.
De Redin tower was built by Grand Master De Redin in 1659. The tower built on the coast at the exact point separating the limits of Marsaskala from those of Zabbar.