4 Amazing Things To Do In Sunny Beach
Big, beautiful and buzzing – Sunny Beach curves around Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast for eight blissful kilometres. With a huge range of water sports, restaurants, nightclubs and excursions, you never run out of things to do in Sunny Beach. Sunny Beach is consistently one of the best value holiday destinations in the world in the Post Office Holiday Costs Report
Hit the beach
Sunny Beach’s sheltered Blue Flag sands are the star of Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast – and the biggest. Families love the soft golden sands, where you can join volleyball games or go horse-riding on the beach. Water sports fans have plenty of fun things to do in Sunny Beach, with everything from jet skiing to paragliding. And there’s more adventure in store at the Action Aquapark. For fabulous views of Sunny Beach’s sand dunes, head towards the 4* Hotel Fenix.
Join the party
Chill out with a cocktail in Sunny Beach’s seaside bars and restaurants, where you can catch the breeze from your plush sun lounger at Cacao Beach Bar. As the sun goes down, DJs get the party spirit going in the bars and clubs on Flower Street and along the beachfront.
Jacks Bar on Flower Street is a popular choice with visitors to the resort thanks to its great value food, drinks and live music!
Step back in time
Feel the past come alive in Nessebar, a Unesco-listed town south of Sunny Beach set on its own isthmus. Discover 3,000 years of history in the cobbled streets and its Thracian, Greek, Byzantine and Ottoman legacies. If you’re looking for a quiet place to stay, check out the hotels around Nessebar. There are more historical wonders further south at Sozopol, one of the most delightful towns on the Black Sea coast. Explore its cobbled old town of wooden houses before taking a stroll along its sandy beach.
Nessebar is home to over 40 spectacular remains of churches from different periods of history.
Get back to nature
Head south to Lake Bourgas, the largest in Bulgaria, to see its astonishing range of birdlife or visit the spectacular Nature Conservation Center Poda nestled on the edge of the city. Look out for pelicans and storks – especially when thousands fill the sky during their annual migration. In Bourgas itself, enjoy a lazy walk in the cool shade of the Sea Garden. On the way back to Sunny Beach, stop by Pomorie town for a wander through its old town and a visit to the salt-water lagoon – another haven for wildlife. For a thrilling day out, take a Jeep Safari on an off-road adventure, or ride the chairlift in the Blue Mountains.
Bourgas is the fourth largest city in Bulgaria and boasts a cosmopolitan nightlife for a summer holiday.
Contribution by award-winning travel writer, Mary Novakovich