If you've ever looked at a holiday to Bulgaria and wondered just how on earth you were going to choose a resort that's perfect for you, worry no more as we present you with our list of what we think are the best beaches in Bulgaria. From the north to the south, Bulgaria's Black Sea Coast is a treasure chest of gorgeous beaches; some are considered hidden gems just waiting to be discovered while others are thriving modern resorts packed with holidaymakers from all over the world every summer. Take a look through our list of the best beaches in Bulgaria and discover your next summer holiday resort today...
Escape to a summer holiday by the sea with glorious scenery, wooded hillsides sweeping down to meet one of the world's most beautiful coastlines. The stunning beach resort of Golden Sands offers you the perfect mix of entertainment and relaxation in picturesque settings.
Situated on a small rocky peninsula, on the southern Black Sea coast, Sozopol is renowned for its relaxing summer atmosphere, the traditional architectural heritage of its Old Town, clean sandy beaches and the fantastic Apollonian art and film festival, taking place each September. This seaside town also has a busy modern quarter, home to small hotels, restaurants, cafes and bars which stay open late into the night, perfect for a romantic night out with that someone special.
Nessebar - Best for History Lovers
With a history dating back some 3000 years, Nessebar has been linked with many ancient civilisations. The magnificent old quarter is under a preservation order as a living museum town, housing the remains of 40 churches from different periods of history. There are plenty of restaurants and bars in the old part as well as the new part of the town with Bulgaria's most popular beach resort, Sunny Beach, stretching along the opposite side of the peninsula offering additional choice.
The biggest Black Sea resort of Sunny Beach caters for every holiday need imaginable. It has it all - a spectacular, 8km long Blue Flag beach, a buzzing seaside promenade with shops, stalls, restaurants and bars where you can enjoy plenty of food and drinks at low prices, family attractions such as playgrounds, mini-golf, two exciting aqua parks, a variety of water sports on the beach including paragliding, volleyball and jet skiing. The nightlife is equally amazing too with a large number of nightclubs, bars, floorshows and folk nights to choose from. If you feel like a day out, the nearby UNESCO protected town of Nessebar offers quaint cobbled streets, traditional architecture and fine fish restaurants.
Definitely the class act of Bulgaria's purpose built resorts; Duni was originally established as a stylish Austrian-designed holiday village. Today, the resort consists of five mini-complexes offering 3, 4 and 5 star hotels. The complexes incorporate restaurants and shops which are spaced around the pine forested hillside. Duni's 3km long, wide, sandy beach is as impressive as the accommodations that surround it.
Obzor is one of the most, if not the most relaxing and friendly laid back resorts, even at the height of the season. The resorts superb long beach, set against the backdrop of the Stara Planina Mountains is without doubt the main attraction. The most popular pastime for visitors to the resort, is stretching out on a sunbed for some serious sun time, followed by a swim or dip in the sea. As for the evening entertainment, there are plenty of fine restaurants serving both Bulgarian and International cuisine along with several music bars where you can dance off your dinner. Remains of the ancient Heliopolis (City of the Sun) are on display in the small park in the centre of Obzor. The new modern hotels and friendly hospitality make Obzor a wonderful place for a relaxing holiday.
Nestled into a scenic wooded bay, surrounded by lush forests, Albena's centrepiece is undoubtedly the magnificent, 5km long sandy Blue Flag beach, which slopes gently into the calm waters of the Black Sea. Elsewhere, neat flower beds and lawns fringe the sands while the well-kept streets are largely traffic free, adding to its child friendly appeal. Around the rest of the resort, miniature trains will take you around the resort where you will find two bazaar-style shopping malls together with restaurants, pavement cafes and bars. When you fancy a change, there are also regular buses to take you to the nearby Golden Sands.
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