One of several defence towers in the area, this one is smaller than St Thomas’ Tower and in the layout of St Andrew’s Cross and it is said that originally it also had a dry moat and a drawbridge, according to research.
St Thomas Tower
The most famous landmark in the area is St Thomas’ Tower, part of Fort St Thomas and located in the exact location where the enemy landed in 1614. It is the largest watchtower in the entire Malta.
It being in private ownership today, this is now a farmhouse and it once also had a drawbridge.
De Redin Tower
Commissioned by the Grand Master of the same name, De Redin Tower was built in 1659.
Built by the British in 1882, this five-sided battery had a dry moat.
Located on the southern end of St Thoma Bay, this used to be an artillery battery built by the Order of the Nights around 1716. Sadly, it has fallen into disrepair but can still be visited.
Built in 1715 by the Order of St John, this stronghold formed part of Malta’s many coastal fortifications and it was still used as a police station till recently.
St Thomas’ Bay
A mere ten minutes or less on foot from Marsascala is where you will find this very popular bay. With shallow waters, part sand and part rocks as a beach the area is undeveloped and nearby you will also find a couple of restaurants. The bay is suitable for the whole family to spend a fantastic day out. Some beautiful properties overlook this beautiful bay, if you are looking for such a wonderful I would definetly look for a property for sale near St Thomas Bay, Marsascala.
When you are on the promenade, keep an eye open towards the shoreline and this is where you will come across the salt pans where salt is still harvested to this day.
Three Crosses Monument
A unique memorial shrouded in mystery, no-one is quite sure what the origins are of this monument but it was built around 1615.
San Gaetan Chapel
With its saint and chapel frequented by especially fisherman, what makes the place interesting are the inscriptions that can be seen carved into the stone of the building.
Chapel of St Anthony
With processions and celebrations usually on the 13th of June, the chapel is dedicated to St Anthony of Padua and was built in 1675. A small statue in the chapel of the saint was taken to sea by fishermen for good luck and even lowered into wells during dry periods hoping for relief from drought.