Birżebbuġa

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About Birżebbuġa

Birżebbuġa is a seaside town in the Southern Region of Malta, close to Marsaxlokk. It is approximately 8 miles from the capital Valletta, and it has a population of 9,736 as of March 2014. The...

Birżebbuġa is a seaside town in the Southern Region of Malta, close to Marsaxlokk. It is approximately 8 miles from the capital Valletta, and it has a population of 9,736 as of March 2014. The town is popular among Maltese holiday makers, and it known for its sandy beach, Pretty Bay. 

The town is built around Pretty Bay, encouraging the establishment of various shops, cafes, restaurants, a hotel, and several other tourist amenities along the coastline. There is a popular gazebo and a children’s playing field in Pretty bay, surrounded by a walkway that crosses the sandy beach. The neighbouring St. George’s Bay has a rocky shoreline, which makes it popular for sun bathing, snorkelling, sailing and fishing. It is also famous for pre-historic cart Ruts that run across the beach.

There are two popular band clubs in Birzebbuga which contribute to the town with music of the highest quality. Both bands march through the town during the feast of St. Peter in chains that is celebrated every first weekend of August. The highlight of the feast is the carrying of St. Peter’s Statue leaving from the Parish Church going around the streets coupled with a spectacular firework display. The main streets are brightly decorated and lined with kiosks selling nougat, candy floss and other typical food.

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