9 Best Beaches in Bulgaria for Sun Lovers

Smokinya Beach Camping| © Wiikimedia Commons
Smokinya Beach Camping| © Wiikimedia Commons
Photo of Maria Angelova
9 February 2017

If you are looking for a summer holiday at a reasonable price and with more to offer than just the beach, Bulgaria is place for you. Its Black Sea coast stretches from north to south with a variety of beaches, some family friendly, some famous for their parties and some absolutely isolated and wild. Here’s our guide to the best beaches in Bulgaria.

Sunny Beach

Sunny Beach is the summer party hub of the Bulgarian Black Sea coast. It is popular with European tourists for the variety of night clubs it offers. There is plenty to do during the day as well. The sandy beach offers all kinds of water sports and beach bars with world class DJs performances.

Sunny Beach, Bulgaria

Smokinya Beach

Located close to Sozopol, this beach is a favorite summer spot for people who love camping. Bring your own tent or hire a camper van at the beach. The water is calm and shallow and there are a couple of beach bars. Smokinya is popular with young people and families.

Smokinya Beach, Bulgaria

Sinemorets Veleka Beach

Sinemorets is a small village in the far south of the coast. Until recently it was a summer base for families who came here every holiday. However, in the recent years it has turned into a favorite spot of the young creatives from Sofia. So, a laidback and fresh atmosphere is what you can expect at its main beach Butamyata. A short walk away there’s another beach where Veleka River flows into the sea. This beach has no amenities and a part of it is nudist.

Sinemorets Veleka Beach, Bulgaria

Golden Sands Beach

Another Blue Flag beach, situated close to a nature reserve. Nevertheless, it feels more like a party zone as it is very popular with young people. As it is a bit further to the north than the other beaches the temperatures of the water are usually a bit lower than elsewhere.

Golden Sands, Bulgaria