Fomm ir-Riħ is place name of a locality found on the western side of the island of Malta. The area is characterised by the a fault line which creates an interesting landscape with vertical cliffs, an irdum, and a pebble beach. 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 the only road to it 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.
Cart ruts (cart tracks)
- Hughes, K. "Persistent Features from a Palaeo-Landscape: The Ancient Tracks of the Maltese Islands" The Geographical Journal, 1999
- WWF - Natura 2000 in the New EU Member States Malta (Fomm Ir-Rih and Syncline on page 103)
- Malta Vista Image of Fomm Ir-Rih Bay and Syncline
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