Qawra extends southwards from Bugibba and links up to Salina Bay - so called as it was used for hundreds of years to produce sea salt. Both areas provide further hotel accommodation and beach facilities. Qawra provides plenty of leisurely diversions including countless restaurans, shops and a number of bars and nightclubs. The area has been recently re-developed and now has a brighter newer more attractive seafront making it an ideal place to visit or stay for the tourist visiting the Maltese Islands.
Together Qawra and Bugibba now occupy almost the entire peninsula on the east side of St. Pauls bay. More or less merging with bugibba. Qawra is more restrained than its popular neighbor, with a choice of slightly more superior accommodation. Hotels and apartments have been mushrooming here since the 1970`s. Like Bugibba there are plenty of bars , cafes and restaurants. The rocky beach has a restaurant and plenty of facilities for water sports enthusiasts.Qawra and it's neighbours Bugibba and St. Paul's Bay, are Malta's largest, seaside resort towns. The coastline promenade stretches from Salina Bay to St Paul's Bay taking in some of the Islands' best open sea views and a vista over to St Paul's Island. The shore is rocky, but that has not prevented the resorts' appeal. The flat rocks provide places for sun bathing and there are access points every so often for swimmers. The water is deep, but generally clean, clear and safe for bathing. The Qawra promontory to the north west has been developed into a distinct resort with hotels along the coastline and numerous holiday apartments just inland. Salina Bay takes its name from the salt pans cut in inner segment of this sea inlet. The water on both verges of the bay is not deep but is quite suitable for swimming off the rocks. The bay is popular throughout the summer.