Hondoq Bay

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Hondoq Bay is a small sandy beach on the east coast overlooking Comino.

It is reached by road from Qala or Ghanjsielem. This drops down beside the remains of an old quarry and the large reverse osmosis plant at the bottom of the valley.

The car park was busy with divers. The sandy beach was full of sun shades and sun seekers. We didn’t stop.

The small church of St Mary of the Rocks above the beach was locked. Tradition has it this was built on this spot so people on Comino could follow Holy Mass when rough weather stopped a priest from crossing. There are certainly excellent views of Comino from the courtyard in front of chapel.

It is difficult to rate this attraction. Sun seekers and divers would probably give it a rating of 10. For us it reflected how tourism takes over an area and destroys the natural beauty that attracted tourists in the first lace, hence my rating of 5.

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