Inland Sea, San Lawrenz

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The Inland Sea, sometimes called Qawra in Maltese and also known as Dwejra, is a lagoon of seawater on the island of Gozo linked to the Mediterranean Sea through an opening formed by a narrow natural arch.
It was probably formed where a geological fault in the limestone had created a sea cave and the roof then collapsed.
On one side there is a gently shelving stony beach with several fishermen's huts. The boats are often pulled up on to the stony beach. The bottom of the lagoon is also mostly pebbles and rocks and is fairly shallow. As you exit through the tunnel towards open sea, the floor drops away in a series of shelves to a depth of up to 35 metres on the outside. Jacques Cousteau said the Inland Sea was among his top ten dives..
On calm days fishing boats, known in Maltese as luzzijiet, can pass through the tunnel. Some of the boats are used to take visitors through the archway and then for a tour of the nearby cliffs and other sites, mainly to the Fungus Rock and to the site of the previous large natural arch in the cliffs called the Azure Window.
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  • November 2018 (not 2019) While everyone else walked towards where the Azure Window used to be, I went alone to the Inland Sea. It's a beautiful and quiet area with colored bay doors where (I think...  more »
  • A lovely relaxing place to go to swim or to just sit and admire the area. Refreshments are available so you can enjoy your time and parking is easy.  more »
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  • Beautiful site, just a quick note, not a great place for snorkeling (not a lot of fish), lots of boats as well zooming past. Come for the view, which is stunning!
  • This is the nicest place in Gozo I was at. It's worth taking the boat trip through the cave and around the cliffs.

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