Camping is a fun way to explore nature and the great outdoors during a holiday in Malta. Discover the beautiful scenic spots for your next camping trip.
Camping is a fun way to explore nature and the great outdoors during a holiday in Malta. Having a warm Mediterranean climate, camping in Malta is enjoyed all year around by both locals and tourists alike. Malta, Gozo and Comino have many beautiful scenic spots that are ideal for a camping trip, leaving you spoilt for choice.
To camp in the wild, you must obtain a permit from the local council office or the Malta Environment and Planning Authority. You can bring your own tent and locate well off the beaten track. There are, of course, several official campsites that you stay in that don’t require this.
Malta’s main campsite is situated at Daħlet ix-Xmajjar, on L-Ahrax peninsula, in the far north of Mellieha. It provides an unspoiled and tranquil landscape perfect for camping, as well as shaded woodland for summer. The site is surrounded by beautiful landscapes and breath-taking views of the crystal-clear Mediterranean Sea, excellent for walks in Selmun and Mellieha. The campsite incorporates a large area th
at is fully enclosed and very secure. It provides furnished camping tents for rent and use of your own tent space, as well as an area for touring caravans and RVs. For more information, visit the Malta Campsite’s website.
The Ghajn Tuffieha Campsite, open to the public, is spread over nearly 16 acres of land and is very well maintained by the Scout Association of Malta. It’s also a stone’s throw away from Ghajn Tuffieha beach, one of the most scenic sandy beaches in Malta. The campsite offers a great location for campers of all ages at very reasonable prices. Facilities include two main areas with toilets and showers, over 20 camping plots each served with running water and electricity, a Greek Theatre and a spacious car park. Tents are set up and ready to use, making your experience hassle-free. There is also a bus-stop nearby, so you can easily get here from a variety of locations. For more information check out Ghajn Tuffieha Campsite’s website.
There are many other places you can camp in Malta but these two are the most popular for campers.
A few days of trekking and camping around Malta’s sister island are strongly suggested. Although there are no official designated campsites in Gozo, there are many scenic areas, such as Dwejra, Dahlet Qorrot and Wied il-Ghasri, where you can set up your own tent and explore the beautiful coastline. Why not walk around the island and discover a hidden beach where you can go for a refreshing swim in the mornings? If you set up near a house or residence, ask the locals if you can stay there, just in case it’s private property.
As Comino is virtually uninhabited, it provides fun opportunities to get away and camp in private. There is a basic campsite area at Santa Marija Bay with washing facilities where you can set up, relax and enjoy everything the tiny paradise island has to offer. There are food stalls on Comino too so you have the option of bringing your own food or buying there.
The Maltese archipelago has a perfect blend of urban areas and nature, so camping here is a great means of discovering the country in a unique way. It’s worth the planning for the feeling of thrill and excitement, as well as that element of survival!