Fomm ir-Riħ, "mouth of the wind", is a small bay 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 in the limits of Rabat, Malta.
Public access to the quiet pebble beach is disputed with only one road which is 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.
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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