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Experience Gozo like a local. Learn everything you need to know about Mġarr, Gozo.
The harbour town of Mġarr is the first town you reach when arriving in Gozo by ferry from Malta. The island’s largest fishing port is surrounded by bars and restaurants. There aren’t places to stay as such around the harbour, but if you search neighbouring towns such as Ghajnsielem, Qala or Xewkija, you won’t be far away.
This is one of the places to be when it comes to nightlife in Gozo.
Beaches & Walks
As Mġarr is the harbour town there are no beaches, as such, but there are a fair few Gozo swim spots just waiting to be discovered as you walk around the coast. Also, explore in and around Fort Chambray, in the town of Ghanjsielem, which overlooks the harbour. You can also walk from Mgarr to Mgarr ix Xini and take in the mesmerising views. A must for outdoor experiences on Gozo.
The Best Of Mġarr
Check out the nearest accommodations, cool places to eat and drink, plus must-see sights in Mġarr. Bookmark this page if you’re visiting us soon.
Eat In Mġarr
one80, overlooks the ocean and bustling harbour and boasts an ever-changing seasonal menu of the highest caliber. Visit their little sister Ix Xatt next door for supreme lighter bites.
For memorable lunchtime dining, settle down at Ta Tona. This family-run restaurant has all the feels of Gozo and amazing food too. One of our favourites for sure.
Tmun is one of the most popular restaurants on the island. With seafood, meat and pasta choices, be sure to book in advance though, it’s one of the hottest tables in town.
Drink In Mġarr
Head to Ferdie’s for a great cocktail, or dine in their amazing restaurant. Sit outside and enjoy the perfect view overlooking the harbour from the top of the hill.
Ix-Xatt at one80 offers signature cocktails, sushi, and bar food. They are open late and offer weekend entertainment with resident and guest DJs.
Things To See In Mġarr
This impressive fort was built by the Knights of St John in the 18th century and is now a popular residential complex. It is open to the public, and visitors can explore its impressive ramparts and bastions.
Every day you will see Gozitan farmers bringing their horses to Mgarr to swim. It’s a wonderful thing to witness as the horses experience a cool down in the Mediterranean Sea.
Accommodation Near Mġarr
Don’t miss these things to see and do in Mġarr
- Take a boat to Comino to discover the third most popular island in the Maltese Archipelago.
- Hear Resident and guest DJs at Ix Xatt at one80 Friday through to Sunday.
- Walk the whole promenade and take a picture of the giant Luzzu boat (Id-Dghajsa tal-Latini).
- Walk to the end of the road, cross the roundabout and follow the little path up the track towards the cliffs. Turn right and you will find the perfect secluded locals swim spot.
- Book a tour, hire a quad or Tuk Tuk from Yippee.
- Sip a cocktail or two in the unique setting of Mgarr Marina Yacht Club by one80. A super floating bar on the harbour.
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