Camping in Malta and Gozo: explore the Maltese wildness and nature
Camping in Malta is a good option if you would like to be closer to the beautiful nature and avoid the more busy hotels in the towns during your stay.
Campsites, basic facilities and a lot of fun
Camping is not only a way of being closer to nature but also is a very relaxing, healthy and fun outdoor activity. Because of the warm Mediterranean climate, camping is enjoyed by locals and tourists alike. Discover the thrill and excitement of camping and let your children safely run free in the large Mellieha Campsite or Ghajn Tuffieha Campsite provided in the Maltese Islands or in the wild and get the feel of survival.
There are several popular camping locations throughout the Maltese Islands however facilities are few, so if you’re going camping it’s best to be prepared before you leave home. Bring along neccesities such as sanitary products and cooking facilities. The best time to enjoy the outdoor life and camping in Malta is spring and autumn, as the summer months can be too hot and the winter months are too windy.
Camping in the wild is only allowed if you obtain a permit from the local council office or the Malta Environment and Planning Authority (MEPA) and you’re set to go.
Camping and becoming one with Nature
Camping in the nature is a better way of exploring the Maltese countryside. However it is not possible to camp just anywhere in Malta so look out for signs and apply for a permit with the local council.
L-Ahrax peninsula is located in the very far north side of Malta belongs to Mellieha. L-Ahrax provides a beautiful, unspoiled and quiet landscape that is perfect for camping. It has a lot of shaded woodland providing some cool spots during the summer months. Make sure to obtain a permit from Mellieha local council. In the west of Malta, beyond Bahrija, there are some remote and impressive bays and dramatic scenery ideal for camping.
Campsites in Gozo
There are some wonderful campsites to on the North coast of Gozo close to Ghasri valley (Wied il-Ghasri). The valley winds down through Għasri between Żebbug and Ta' Ġurdan Hill and flows into the sea between very high impressive cliffs. The bay is very narrow and secluded and provides a quiet bathing area.
Campsites in Comino
As Comino is a virtually uninhabited island, it provides opportunities for getting away and camping in private. There are basic washing facilities at Santa Marija bay in Comino.