Bulgarian Black Sea Coast

Bulgaria is a great summer holiday destination that offers numerous places for entertainment and recreation. The Bulgarian Black Sea shore line is 378 km long, offering 70 beaches with clean and fine sand, combined with bays, dense forests, and even mountain climate at some sea resorts.

The Blue Flag Award, which is a distinction for ecological environment is given to eleven of Bulgarian beaches in 2010 and to twelve beaches in 2012. The low salinity of the Black Sea, as well as almost unnoticeable tides and moderate summer temperatures create perfect conditions for bathing.


The Bulgarian seaside offers excellent opportunities for summer vacation for young people, families, couples and nature lovers offering a big variety of vacation complexes and sea resorts. The archeologists, anthropologists, and other scientists might be interested in different historical memorials that have left from ancient times in many seaside resorts and towns, such as Nessebar, which is recognized by UNESCO as a world’s cultural heritage site.

Another interesting for tourists fact is that the so called Via Pontica or the main bird migration route passes through Bulgarian coast, giving nature lovers an opportunity to observe great wildlife variety and hundreds of rare birds. There are also wildlife conservation parks located along the coast that preserve protected and rare animal and plant species.

Here are some of the most popular and attractive Bulgarian beach resorts:


Known as the sea capital of Bulgaria, Varna is a modern coastal city with hundreds of opportunities for tourists to spend great holiday here. Actually, and ancient Thracian settlement has been built long time ago on this place that later became Roman and Byzantine possession. The Roman public baths called The Thermae have left since that time.

Varna has a lot to offer to the guests, besides the long coastal line with fine golden beaches. There is a long Sea Garden, where open-air navy Museum, Aquarium, Zoo, Children’s Amusement Park, and Dolphinarium are located to ensure great time for people of all ages. The Varna Archaeological Museum hosts the Gold Treasure that dates from 5th millennium BC and is considered the oldest gold in the world. The stone forest is another must-see attraction located in only 10 km from Varna.


This popular international resort is located in only 18 km north from Varna and is well-liked by tourists because of the crystal clear waters and the long beach line covered by golden sand. Mineral water springs flow here from the ancient Thraciain and Roman times, offering wonderful conditions for spa treatment, apart from recreation and entertainment. Guests can visit fitness and balneotherapy centers established here to combine the useful with the pleasurable.


This beautiful resort is located in 25 km north from Varna and offers abundant entertainment options, such as bars, clubs, restaurants, and more. The natural beauty of this resort is unmatched being surrounded by dense green forests, which ensure a complete recreational experience. The fine white sand that covers the wide long beach attracts families with children, as well as singles and young people who can take advantage of a sports centre, pitches, football, tennis, golf courts and more.


Balchik is another preferred Bulgarian resort that offers tourists to visit the landmark of the town. This is the world-famous Botanic Garden that includes a large collection of giant cacti, along with multiple plant spices of different size collected from all around the world. Being extremely beautiful place, the garden is a favorite place for inspirational and romantic walks. The summer residence of the Romanian Queen Maria is also situated here called by her Quiet Nest. The palace is also worth of visiting, as several different architectural styles are incorporated in this building.


This summer holiday villa complex is located in 90 km north from Varna and is surrounded by a nature reserve where many rare birds can be found. The archaeological and nature reserve of Kaliakra is located near offering great options for a quiet and tranquil vacation away from the busy and stressful lifestyle. Besides the beautiful wide beaches with small bays, Rusalka also offers a swimming pool, tennis courts and more opportunities for different kinds of sports and entertainments.


Nessebar is a real gem, located on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast. It combines modern and convenient hotels with amazing historical and cultural monuments that reveal the past. The largest Bulgarian summer resort, Sunny Beach, is only a few kilometers away. Tourists, who prefer to stay in a quieter spot and travel to the noisy and populated Sunny Beach to have a fun, may arrange their accommodation in Nessebar. The town offers a range of luxury complexes, guest houses, hotels, taverns and restaurants.


Sunny Beach is the largest and the most popular Bulgarian resort that offers hundreds of opportunities for sport and entertainment lovers. Young adults are especially attracted here because of the modern clubs, bars and parties, where they can listen in live to their favorite DJs and performers. Among the sports and entertainment facilities available in Sunny Beach are Aqua Parks, a variety of water sports, and more. Tourists will get many shopping opportunities in the big shopping centres and shops.


This town is considered among the oldest Bulgarian towns, situated on a rocky peninsular. The black sand is among the attractions that can be seen on the beaches in Pomorie. The nearby protected areas of Koriyata and Blatno Kokiche are places that many visitors are interested in. Another natural attraction is the salty lake Pomorie, where the locals extract salt.


Sozopol is a favorite resort to many tourists. The Old Town offers abundant small restaurants, where guests can enjoy a magnificent panorama of three islands. Many little shops and local artist are located on the city’s old narrow streets, where leather, knitwear and other goods are sold. The attractive Ropotamo Reserve and other interesting sites are located close to Sozopol to make your holiday a real adventure.


Many other sea complexes and resorts are located along the Bulgarian Black Sea coastal, such as Kiten, Primorsko, Ahtopol, Lozenets, Tsarevo, Rezovo, Sinemorets and more, which are also popular holiday destinations for local people and foreigners.