There is also an unusual syncline behind the beach.
The Bay and headlands form perhaps the most stunning scenic views and varied geology on the islands of Malta.
Public access to the quiet pebble beach is disputed with only one road which is currently illegally blocked.
Access is now by a narrow path cut into the side of the steep cliff and a hot climb down to the beach.
The area is also famous for its Maltese freshwater crab that makes its home high above the Bay and the sea.
In the mid-17th century, Blat Mogħża Tower was built near Fomm ir-Riħ, but it collapsed in the 18th century and it was never rebuilt.
On Ras il-Pellegrin, the headland north of Fomm ir-Riħ Bay, there are puzzling cart ruts that lead off the cliff top.
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