Getting away from it all is quite difficult on a small island the size of Malta, boasting one of the highest population densities in the world. With a Mediterranean climate, outdoor activities are enjoyed by many – locals and tourists alike. Getting off the beaten track is possible in Malta, and camping in the wild is one way to do it.
There are several popular locations throughout Malta and Gozo, but facilities are few and far between, so if you’re going camping, it’s best to be prepared.
Spring and Autumn are the best months to indulge in the outdoor life, as Summer can be too hot to bear sleeping in a tent, and Winter can be, at times, too windy especially in more exposed, remote locations. Apart from some rudimentary washing facilities at Santa Marija bay in Comino, there is little in the way of camping facilities in the Maltese Islands, and campers will need to take along a barbecue or cooking facilities, water and their own sanitary equipment.
On the Maltese islands there are several locations to camp out. The Ta’ Cenc area close to the village of Sannat in Gozo is a protected site, but often you will see tents pitched high on the cliffs. L’ Ahrax peninsula in the north of Malta has many spots ideal for pitching a tent, with lots of shaded woodland. The area beyond Bahrija in the west of Malta is quite remote and has some impressive bays and dramatic scenery. The island of Comino is virtually uninhabited and provides many opportunities for getting away it all, and as previously mentioned, there are basic facilities at one of the sandy bays. It’s not possible to camp just anywhere in Malta, and you will need to look out for signs, but in the more remote areas, pitching a tent in the wild is quite easy.