Għar Lapsi

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About Għar Lapsi

In Maltese, għar means "cave". Għar Lapsi is a fishing hamlet found on the southern coast of Malta, with access to a number of underwater caves. Access to the water is easy, and within just a few...

In Maltese, għar means "cave". Għar Lapsi is a fishing hamlet found on the southern coast of Malta, with access to a number of underwater caves. Access to the water is easy, and within just a few strokes, you will get to an entry point for a system of underwater caves which are lit up by beams of sunlight coming in from a number of exits. This area is mostly in the 15 to 20-metre depth range, and it offers a large area of parallel reefs and depressions, with most of the typical marine fauna found in the Mediterranean.

Ghar Lapsi is a secluded beach just off Siggiewi, very popular amongst local swimmers and divers, the beach is a unique and hidden little bay with a view over Filfla, situated around 1 km away from the popular Blue Grotto. Ghar Lapsi and its rocky shoreline form a natural swimming pool with crystal clear and fantastic azure blue/green waters perfect for snorkelling. Ghar Lapsi Cave leads out into the deep open sea and is an excellent dive with fantastic visibility that allows for great underwater photography. Since Ghar Lapsi is very beautiful and a naturally protected area, it is very popular with locals who come here for a short swim and dive into the deep waters from the surrounding rocks.

Ghar Lapsi’s surrounding terrain and coastline are ideal for walking during the winter months and offer excellent spots for rock climbing. Ghar Lapsi Bay and Cave are reached by a winding road from just outside Siggiewi.

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