Located on the north-eastern coast of Malta, St. Paul's Bay is also known as San Pawl il-Bahar which Maltese name refers to the sea and to a Catholic saint so important within Malta's traditional and religious culture. The village is placed directly facing the tiny islands known as St Paul's Islands from which saint the town derives its namesake since tradition is linked to his shipwreck in the local waters. A typical fishing village, it has changed somewhat over the years, but still manages to strongly retain its traditional serene characteristics and fishing links.
St Paul's Bay is a very picturesque location with a small contained bay which homes varied small fishing vessels. Its origins as an inhabited location date back to neolithic times and apart from ancient cart-ruts, Punic tombs and Bronze age remains were discovered in this location. The Cart Ruts are especially intriguing to locals and researchers alive and can be see along the heritage trail close to St Paul's Bay on the Wardija Ridge at Busewdien.
This town was highly important during Roman times and considered a safe harbour as proven by several ancient Roman anchors found in the bay.
The Wignacourt Tower dates back to 1610 and was one of the first to be constructed that century as were the Aquaducts in this location. Open to the public, it also serves as a museum providing a concise experience of Malta's rich military-architectural heritage.
The Parish Church of Our Lady of Sorrows is the local church for the Catholic denomination with the local village feast being celebrated in July.
The Sirens ASC aquatic sports club and Waterpolo pitch provide a contained 33 x 25 metre pool which is utilised for waterpolo playing and swimming.
As a self-contained village that was highly popular with the local seaside goers, St Paul's Bay is well stocked with shops, apart from being just minutes away from the two newer and larger towns of Bugibba and Qawra. Bars and restaurants in this town tend to remain linked to traditional style fish cuisine with established restaurants including Portobello restaurant & pizzeria and Gillieru Fish restaurant as well as the newer Tarragon Restaurant.
The Sirens ASC Swimming School takes on children aged between five and sixteen who can train in swimming skills at the Sirens ASC aquatic sports club pitch.
Varied schools of English and an international boarding school are found in this village.
St Paul's Bay offers a hybrid variety of properties on real estate lists. Looking beyond the newer constructions, one can appreciate several pre and post war homes, as well as 1960s and 1970s townhouses that are still in a relatively good state of repair unless already well re-pristined to suit contemporary lifestyle. Living just minutes from the water's edge with full view of the bay, St Paul's Isles and the island of Gozo, is the optimum for anybody seeking choice locations in St Paul's Bay. However further inland, lovely apartments are available which can be turned into lovely family homes or rental opportunities.
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