Marsalforn is one of the most popular resorts on the Island. In summer it throbs with life as hundreds of Gozitan and Maltese families move in to spend the summer at the coast and foreign visitors arrive for a revitalizing dose of sun and sea.
A beach of sand and small pebbles is backed by a promenade which runs right around the head of the bay, providing a pleasant place to stroll at all times of the year and a traditional summer evening gathering place for local families and visitors alike.
The rocks along each side of the bay provide plenty of additional space for sunbathing and swimming straight into deeper water. These are also good places for snorkeling.
Small fishing boats gather on the eastern side and in winter when almost everyone else has gone, the fishermen can still be seen peacefully repairing their boats and mending their nets.
Motor and sailing boats give the place a lively look in summer and there are several good boat trips on offer including a cruise around Gozo (with swimming and snorkelling stops) and a trip over to Comino and the legendary Blue Lagoon.
Marsalforn is a popular base for diving enthusiasts, who can choose from a variety of diving schools and dive sites. The village is also well served with restaurants, bars, self-catering apartments and hotels.