Dwejra Bay

Blue Hole for calm sea

Just a few tens of meters from the area around the former Azure Window lies the beautiful photogenic Dwejra Bay with its steep cliffs and breathtaking views of the sunsets. The entrance to the bay is covered by the Fungus Rock, which completes the beautiful and interesting appearance of Dwejra Bay.

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Apart from Dwejra Bay itself, however, the Dwejra area hides other attractions that are in themselves among the pearls of Gozo.

Inland Sea

The lagoon, surrounded by rocks and connected to the sea by a natural tunnel , attracts most attention in Dwejra.

In the lagoon you can swim in the calm water and there are also great conditions for snorkelling. The beaches around Inland Sea are pebble or concrete.

Beyond 5 eur you can enjoy about a 15-minute boat ride through a tunnel to the open sea. You will also be able to see the site of the Azure Window.

Blue Hole

From the vantage point of the collapsed Azure Window, you'll get a view of a unique rock formation just off shore that creates a natural sea pool.

If the sea is calm, you can safely swim in the Blue Hole. Access from the car park is via a rocky path, but the distance is short (about 150 metres) and the actual entry into the water is relatively comfortable.

However, in case of large waves, swimming in the Blue Hole is very dangerous.

Dwejra Bay and Fungus Rock

Dwejra Bay itself offers mainly breathtaking views of the cliffs and the rock jutting out of the sea called "Fungus Rock".

You cannot swim in Dwejra Bay, there is no access to the sea.

From the car park, the viewpoint over the bay can be reached on foot in about 5 minutes along a comfortable path past the medieval Dwejra watchtower.


Dwejra is one of the most famous diving sites not only in Malta, but in the entire Mediterranean.

There are several breathtaking underwater tunnels around the Blue Hole, which are among the longest accessible for recreational diving in Europe.

In the small village you will also find the Dwejra Dive School or Dive Smart Gozo, where you can pay for basic diving lessons for beginners (120 eur per hour) or even just a snorkelling trip (2-3 hours from 30 eur).

Accommodation Dwejra

There is no accommodation directly at Dwejra. You will only find a few restaurants and food stalls.

Look for the nearest accommodation in the village of San Lawrenz, 2 km away.

How to get there

Dwejra is situated on the west coast of Gozo about 6 km from the town of Victoria.

By car

A new and wide road runs all the way to the coast, where it is topped with large free car parks. Even in the summer season it will not be a problem to park here.

Signs for "Dwejra Bay" already lead from Victoria. You have to drive along the edge of Gharb and through the centre of San Lawrenz village.

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By bus

Dwejra village can also be reached by bus line 311 from Victoria. The journey takes just under 20 minutes and the 311 line runs once an hour. Click on the line number for the timetable and map.

The bus also stops in the villages of Gharb and San Lawrenz.

The "Gozo Sightseeing" tourist buses on the purple line also go to Dwejra. They run once every 45 minutes in the summer season and once every hour in the winter. A day ticket for both tourist bus routes costs 20 eur. However, the ticket is not valid for public buses. Timetable and other information: city-sightseeing.com//gozo.

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