Anchor Bay (Malta) - Anchor Bay (Malta)
Anchor Bay with Popeye Village
|Landmasse||Republic of Malta , Island of Malta|
|Greatest water depth||12 m|
History of the bay
Until the late 1970s, Anchor Bay was a quiet and tranquil place that was only known to a small group of divers and locals. Then the backdrop town Popeye Village was created here , which the director Robert Altman had built in 1979 for the Popeye film The Seemann with the Hard Blow as a romantic pirate village Sweethaven with wooden houses and boardwalks .  The place is for today amusement park rebuilt. After two fires, Popeye Village was rebuilt in the same style.
Anchor Bay is a popular spot for diving and snorkeling. In the bay is the Scorpion Cave , a cave about 8 meters deep and a small shipwreck is at the entrance to the bay.  The bay is surrounded by steep walls, in the middle is an old concrete pier, to which a road leads from the southern side of the bay. From here you can easily reach the water via a ladder.
- Anchor Bay Malta, A small picturesque bay to the west of Mellieha
- Sweethaven – die Filmstadt
- Diving in the north west of Malta at dive site Anchor Bay or Popeye Village