Red Sands Beach


Approximately 3½ Hours
Easy Activity 
$$

It's a scenic drive to Ramla il-Hamra Beach, literally meaning 'Red Sands'.

Ramla il-Hamra is the largest and still the most unspoiled beach on Gozo. It is also a historic site where the Romans built a villa richly decorated with marble and stucco. These Roman ruins now lie buried beneath the red sand. More recently, the Knights of St John fortified Ramla il-Hamra against enemy intrusion. They constructed a battery which today is inconspicuous, but in 1715 included a submerged wall to deter marauding pirates from landing on the beach. High up on the cliff facing the sea, the Knights dug a hole into which explosive material was pressed and fired at the invaders -- an early kind of cannon.

Nowadays, a statue dedicated to Our Lady of Hope stands in the middle of the beach and Ramla il-Hamra seems far removed from these disturbances. In the warm months it is very popular with swimmers and sun-worshipers.

Enjoy sunbathing, relaxing, swimming or even participating in one of the many water activities available (at your own expense).

Re-join the coach and make your way back to the ship at the end of your day under Maltese skies.

Notes:

Wear your swimsuit under your clothing; bring a towel, sunscreen and a hat.

Notes:

Wear your swimsuit under your clothing; bring a towel, sunscreen and a hat.
This excursion is led in English