Today Birzebbuga is a popular seaside town with the shoeline lined with flat rock platforms great for bathing. There is a man made sandy beach, Pretty Bay, which offers great sheltered area for swimming and beach
antics. Shops and stalls line the local town centre streets and a trip to nearby Marsaxlokk
, one of the prettiest towns with its colouful buiildings and fishing boats, is well recommended.
In Brizebbuga it is not just all about shopping
and bathing. Today the harbour takes in a number of cargo and container ships but it has seen some history pass through it shores. Phoenicians were one of the first to settle leaving behind the temple of Erocle. They were quickly followed by the Romans, and then the Arabs and the British used it as a base in more recent times. The buildings within the town reflect the number of influences over the years and showcase some of Malta's history