The town of Birzebbuga is situated in the south-eastern tip of Malta, a seaside town in close proximity to the fishing village of Marsaxlokk and bordering with the countryside outskirts of Hal Ghaxaq, Luqa and Zurrieq. The locality is appreciated for its expansive sandy beach, large public garden and play area, for its beautiful parish church, for its line of colonial period housing, for its archaeological sites and for its harbour industry.
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Apartments in Birzebbuga – Summary
Why would somebody want to live in Birzebbuga? Imagine a beautiful beach with a town radiating out and around it. Like any typical seaside resort town in Malta, this one tends to sit back and relax all through winter, then come alive in spring and totally flourish during summer, well into the early days of autumn. The 'front' is where one finds the main focus of activity with Pretty Bay attracting not only bathers and swimmers but also being the ideal site for sea-sports of all kinds - from waterpolo, to water-skiing, to fishing, diving and more.
The beach has its own beach volley and football pitch and whilst barbecues are off limits, the sandy expanse is where people like to meet and picnic late into the night. Immediately next to the beach, one finds a well landscaped public garden that comes complete with an equipped children's play-area. Directly overlooking this 'front' promenade space one can appreciate period houses that fortunately still stand reminiscent of the English period during which they were constructed.
Prices in Birzebbuga
2015 3 bedroom apartment cost €150,000 to buy
2015 3 bedroom apartment cost €600 to rent monthly
Why Live in Birzebbuga?
Whilst this is not a typical shopping location, Birzebbuga enjoys a large openair market every Thursday morning and does have all basic shopping amenities in and around town. Several bars and small restaurants can be found overlooking Pretty Bay and located in the side streets leading to it. Numerous churches are found in and around this locality, with the main one being the Parish Church dedicated to St Peter in Chains. The annual local village feast is celebrated on the first Sunday of August.
Further in from Pretty Bay one finds the more industrial area, mainly taken over by the massive machinery located at the Freeport transhipment hub which has been operating since 1988. The Freeport today ranks 12th amongst top European ports and ranks as the 3rd largest transhipment and logistics
centre in the Mediterranean.