4 Amazing Beaches on Comino Island Malta

Olly Gaspar

By Olly Gaspar, full-time traveler for 6 years. I visit every place I write about & share real tips, photos, & advice from my trips.

Discover the stunning beaches of Comino, Malta’s most beautiful island.

Renowned for its crystal-clear waters and pristine sands, Comino has some of the best beaches on Malta. From the famous Blue Lagoon to the secluded Santa Marija Bay, I’ve written this quick guide to help you find the best beaches on Comino for sunbathing, swimming, and snorkeling!

1. Blue Lagoon – Best Beach for Swimming

Comino’s Blue Lagoon is Malta’s most notable natural attraction. Picture iconic orange limestone cliffs dropping into some of the clearest waters you’ve ever seen.

Located on the smallest island, Comino, and only via a boat trip from Malta or Gozo, Blue Lagoon also has one of the most beautiful white sand beaches in the country! One of the best ways to get to the Blue Lagoon is to book the popular Blue Lagoon & Comino Caves trip, which is great value for money.

2. Crystal Lagoon – Best Beach for Coastal Views

While not as famous or well-known as the Blue Lagoon, Comino’s Crystal Lagoon is arguably just as beautiful. This picturesque bay is situated on the southwest corner of the tiny island and is often missed by tourists.

Here, you’ll discover a deep bay with crystal clear waters surrounded by towering limestone cliffs. There’s also a small pebble beach at the edge of the bay, providing a great place to relax as well.

3. St Niklaw Bay, Comino – Best Beach for Relaxing

Travelers taking the ferry or boat trip to the Blue Lagoon will likely soon realize just how busy this place gets. If you’re looking for a Malta beach to escape the crowds from on Comino, take the short island walking trail to St. Niklaw Bay, just a few hundred meters from the Blue Lagoon.

This bay has a small sandy beach with turquoise waters– great for swimming or snorkeling!

4. Santa Maria Bay – Best Hidden Gem Beach

Besides the Blue Lagoon, Santa Maria Bay (Santa Marija Bay) is the most popular beach on Comino Island. The waters here are quite shallow, with a long stretch of white sand lining its shores.

The color of the water in this bay is unbelievably blue, providing excellent conditions for snorkeling. Additionally, visitors will have the option of taking a short walk over to the Santa Maria Caves, which are a must-visit attraction on Comino!

FAQ About Comino

What is the best beach on Comino?

The Blue Lagoon commonly known as the most beautiful beach with stunning turquoise waters and vibrant marine life for snorkeling. However I particuarly like Crystal Lagoon to avoid the crowds and for the higher clifflines!

How can I get to the beaches on Comino?

Reaching Comino is straightforward. I usually take the ferry or join a boat tour from Malta or Gozo. There are no cars on the island so you will have to walk around once you arrive.

Is snorkeling good at Comino?

Definitely! I’ve snorkeled in many places, but the clear waters around Comino are among the best on Malta. The Crystal Lagoon and Santa Marija Bay are especially great for swimming and snorkeling, with lots of marine life to see and cool caves to swim through.

Are there any facilities at the beaches on Comino?

The Blue Lagoon has basic facilities, including food stalls and restrooms. However, when I visit Santa Marija Bay or other secluded beaches, I always bring my own food and snacks since amenities are limited.

When is the best time to visit Comino?

From my experience, the best time to visit is between May and October. The weather is perfect for beach activities, and the water is warm and clear, making it ideal for swimming and snorkeling.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my quick rundown of favorite beaches on Comino! While you’re here, check out some of my other blogs below for more Malta travel inspiration.