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Ramla |-Hamra bay boasts unique historical, geographical, and natural features. In fact, the site is recognized as a Natura 2000 protected site and a Special Area of Conservation. The sandy beach of Ramla Bay is about 400 metres long and about 100 metres wide in the middle. The fine, red-brown, well-sorted calcareous sand is derived mostly from the disintegration of blocks Iying at sea level along the rocky coast at the foot of the in-Nadur promontory. These blocks detach from the scarp of the Coralline plateau and slide down the Blue Clay slopes to the shore. The sand produced by their physical disintegration is transported by longshore arit to the cove orthe bay where it accumulates to form the sandy beach. At the back of this beach are the best examples of contemporary and fossil Quaternary sand dunes on the Maltese Islands. These dunes attain a maximum height of several metres and cover most or the eastern parts or the low-lying valley floor up to a distance of about 400 metres inland. The outer dunes are fixed by vegetation and are generally well preserved. Like the sandy beach itself, these dunes are composed of red-brown, calcareous, loose sand derived from the erosion of the Ghajn Melel. Text Source: Malta Heritage Don’t forget to like and comment. Follow us and leave your feedback on