Marsaxlokk is a traditional fishing village located in the south-eastern part of Malta. The name means "south-east port" in Maltese and is pronounced mar-sa-shlok.
Marsaxlokk is the foremost fishing village and, perhaps, the most picturesque seaside locality in Malta. Fishing nets are often spread on the quay to dry in the sun and, quite often, sturdy fishermen can be seen mending these nets. These activities, together with the modest houses by the quayside, lend the place charm and serenity.
Fish restaurants have opened to meet the ever-increasing demand. The tourist influx to Marsaxlokk has also attracted many hawkers and souvenir vendors.
Overlooking the northern arm of Marsaxlokk Bay is the hill of Tas-Silg. This archaeological site contains remains of megalithic temples of the Tarxien phase, with later alterations resembling the Hagar Qim model. Bronze Age material was also found scattered around the area.