Għar Lapsi

Lapsi Cave

Useful Information

Classification: sea cave
Light: n/a
Guided tours:
Bibliography: Ned Middleton (1997): Maltese Islands / Diving Guide, 168 pp numerous colour plates, colour drawing, maps etc. lavishly illustrated. Swan Hill Press. pp 68-71
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Ghar Lapsi, Tony Oldham.
© Anne Oldham, 25-FEB-2002, with kind permission.

This is one of the few places on the south coast where you do not have to scramble down the cliff sides for a swim. It is also a very popular place for a picnic, with tables and benches laid out above the sea. There is bar and sea view restaurant nearby which serves local specialities. One also has a good view of the Maghlaq Fault qv. [Maempel p 196]

The resort takes its name from the cave below the car park. Steps and concrete paths have been provided for the visitors.

The main cave is on the opposite side of the bay from the car park and a ladder is required. A narrow entrance leads to a low flat cave and a number of other entrances. Depth 12 m.

There is a coastal path starting here leading to the Blue Grotto.

Text by Tony Oldham (2002). With kind permission.