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Sanap Cliffs Sunset Viewpoint, Gozo Island Malta

Sanap Cliffs Sunset Viewpoint, Gozo Island Malta

Olly Gaspar

By Olly Gaspar, full-time traveler for 6 years. I visit every place I write about & share real tips, photos, & advice from my trips.

Looking for an excellent coastal viewpoint to watch the sunset on the island of Gozo? Don’t miss the Sanap Cliffs!

After searching for epic sunset viewpoints on Gozo, I think I found one of my favorites! In this guide I’ll reveal to you one of the best local lookout spots on Gozo, the incredible Sanap Cliffs sunset viewpoint, located on the southern end of the island.

I’ll give you a brief outline of how to get here, what to expect once you arrive, and include some photos that I snapped during my visit.

Sanap cliffs sunset viewpoint

Where is the Sanap Cliffs Sunset Viewpoint?

The Sanap Cliffs are often referred to as the Ta' Ċenċ Cliffs, a long stretch of high cliff line dominating the southern coastline of Malta.

However, the particular viewpoint I'm speaking of is called Sanap Cliffs, and is located just west of the popular Ta' Ċenċ cliff viewpoint near the village of Munxar in southern Gozo Island, Malta.

Google Maps Pin: "Sanap Cliffs Sunset"

If you're planning to visit this sunset spot independently, I recommend following the exact instructions below, as it can prove difficult to find.

Girl on the island of gozo

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How to get to the Sanap Cliffs

There are two ways to get to the Sanap Cliffs viewpoint on Gozo.

Firstly, for those with a car, simply drive to a slim parking area at the end of a narrow road marked above. From here, you'll walk the approximately 300-meter sealed track to the lookout.

The parking area marks the end of the road, where you will find a Private Property sign (GPS: 36°01'18.7"N 14°13'37.7"E).

During the early evening, this area is usually full of cars since many locals visit this spot regularly. Due to this, it can be difficult to find a spot due to the lack of space. However, it is also possible to park a little further back, just before making the turn onto the narrow section.

Alternatively, for those staying near Xlendi Bay, it is possible to walk approximately 2 kilometers (30 minutes walk) from the bay to the viewpoint. Simply head to the Xlendi Tower on the headland and follow the coastal track southeast until you come to the Sanap Cliffs viewpoint.

Gozo coast cliffs
Cliffs near the parking area

My Experience at Sanap Cliffs Sunset Viewpoint

The Sanap Cliffs are approximately 130-meter tall limestone cliffs plunging vertically into the deep Mediterranean Sea. We took the short walk from the car park after a long day of exploring the island.

We chose this spot since the Sanap Cliffs viewpoint is one the highest points on this section of the coast. As a result, the dramatic landscape rewarded us with amazing views of the sun setting either into the sea and just behind the cliffs in the distance.

Sunset at sanap cliffs

Walking out and taking a look back into Gozo's interior, we also spotted the ever-present Rabat, with its imposing Citadella standing proud on the island's nucleus.

Victoria (rabat) in gozo, malta

We spent about an hour at this viewpoint, watching the sunset and enjoying the warm summer sun on beautiful Gozo.

Sanap cliffs sunset

Where to Stay on Gozo Island

Due to its small size and well-connected network of buses and roads, choosing the ideal location to stay in Gozo is less crucial than on the main island of Malta.

However, if you ask, locals will always tell you that to get the complete Gozitan experience, what's more important is picking a traditional boutique hotel over a luxury resort or modern hotel. You'll find many boutique hotels in Gozo dotted all over the island, from Nadur to Xlendi. Below are the 3 top picks.

Quaint boutique hotel nadur accommodation gozo

1. Quaint Boutique Hotel Boutique

Accommodation on Malta’s quieter sister island should reflect its more peaceful and traditional ambiance. This beautifully renovated boutique hotel is situated directly beside the Nadur Parish Church, with spacious balcony terraces looking over the town square.

Viewpoint boutique living hotel gozo

2. Viewpoint Boutique Living - Xlendi

This family-run boutique hotel dates back 300 years and is situated on a beautiful cliff overlooking the Xlendi Valley and the Mediterranean Sea. The location is ideal for couples looking to get away, with convenient access to the beach and just a short 2 km drive to the Citadella.

Quaint boutique hotel nadur accommodation gozo

3. Kempinski Hotel - San Lawrenz

For travelers preferring modern, 5-star luxury, the Kempinski Hotel is your best bet. This amazing hotel is located in San Lawrenz, on a 30,000m² tropical oasis. An excellent choice for larger groups and families as there are self-catering apartment options as well!

That's a wrap for this quick guide to the beautiful Sanap Cliffs.

Before you leave, have a read of some of my other useful travel guides to the Maltese Islands below.

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I'm Olly Gaspar, adventure traveler from Australia. I’ve spent the last six years traveling the world full-time, sharing my first-hand experiences & photography in over 700 travel guides on We Seek Travel. I visit every destination I write about to bring you unique travel itineraries, epic hiking routes, fun tour ideas, travel & photography gear ideas, & interesting places to stay.

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