A good few weeks ago now Joe and I went to Peters Pool with another couple we are good friends with and I really enjoyed it. There was a slight hiccup on the way home when we broke down, recovery wouldn’t come as it’s off a bit of a dirt track, eventually fixed car, only for it to break down again, no lights or anything in the middle of a dark tunnel! Traffic was awful, everyone was beeping and screaming abuse because we didn’t have the hazard lights on but come on- we’re not idiots!
No one stopped to help though which just about summed up humanity!
But apart from the disastrous drive home, we had a wonderful day.
It is not an easy place to get to and not suitable for inexperienced swimmers, however, Peter’s Pool is a real treat for those looking to go that extra mile to find a special spot. It is situated just off the tip of Delimara Point, a headland overlooking Marsaxlokk Bay at the southernmost part of Malta.
Like I say, it’s just off the main road about 5-10 minutes down an old and beaten road, only wide enough to fit one car comfortably. There is a large square gravel area that serves as a car park. The pool itself is situated below a small rock face and you have to clamber and climb down to get near the water. Not ideal for children or anyone who would have trouble lifting themselves up and down, but for everyone else it’s really worth the slight effort.
The water is insanely clear and a gorgeous sapphire blue. Theres a few colourful fish and things to see for the snorkelers among you. It’s very calm during the summer months, almost as smooth as glass, but I wouldn’t want anyone swimming there as it gets windier- the abundance of rocks surrounding the pool would make it a painful and dangerous experience if you got caught in the waves!
At one end there is a bit of a cave you can swim into, although be careful not to hit your head! It’s lovely to swim in and hear the sound of the water against the rock. A really beautiful part of the island. There is plenty of flat rock to sunbathe on and due to the cliff face there is also quite a bit of shade for anyone who needs a break from the heat.
We were lucky and it was quiet all day when we went but apparently this is quite rare, so I’d recommend getting there early to make sure you get parking and space to put down your towel.