Bus numbers 42, 45, 49 from Valletta
Qawra is a seaside resort located on the North part of Malta, very close to Bugibba, and St. Paul’s Bay. The town was built with the purpose of attracting British tourists, and in fact, it is constellated of hotels, holiday apartments, restaurants, cafes shops, bars, casinos, and many other tourist facilities. Water sports dominate the shoreline, and although there are no sandy beaches, swimming, sunbathing and diving are still very popular activities. There is a long promenade that stretches for around 3km all the way to St. Paul’s Bay. This walkway outlines the rocky shoreline, and provides fantastic views of the open sea. It offers a perfect space for leisurely walks and jogs, especially during the evenings, where the sunset colours the sky with spectacular hues.
There were some Neolithic remains found in Qawra, which are now incorporated in the landscaped grounds of the Dolmen hotel. Qawra is also the site of one of the many towers built by the Knights in 1637. Standing on Qawra point, this small watch tower watches St. Paul’s Bay to the West and Salina Bay to the east. The tower is now used as a restaurant, however additions to the building took away its authenticity.
Things to see and do:
Malta National Aquarium: The first ever aquarium in Malta opened its doors fairly recently, and has gained popularity with adults and children alike.
Visit the parish church: The parish church of Qawra is a recent construction by Richard England; in fact, it was inaugurated as a parish on the 8th of December, 2004. It is dedicated to St. Francis of Assisi, whose feast is celebrated annually on the 17th of September.
Visit the Malta Classic Car Museum: Enjoy a great trip down to memory lane with a great collection of classic automobiles dating back to the golden age.
Dive or try any of the watersports available in the area.
Swim and sunbathe along the rocky shoreline.
Take a walk or jog along the seaside promenade