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9 Best Beaches in Bulgaria for Sun Lovers

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Updated: 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.

Marina Dinevi

Marina Dinevi is a yacht harbor and а resort complex in St Vlas village. It is a destination for the rich and famous, with all kinds of luxury hotels, spa centers, and restaurants. The sandy beach has been granted a Blue Flag for its clean waters.

Marina Dinevi Beach, 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

Harmanite Beach, Sozopol

Another Blue Flag beach preferred by families with children as the water is calm and not very deep. With a lot of hotels and restaurants surrounding it, Harmanite Beach tends to get overcrowded in the high season. 

Harmanite 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

Pomorie Beach

One of the cleanest beaches on the Black Sea coast, Pomorie is frequented mostly by middle age holidaymakers so you can expect less noise and a smaller choice of bars and night clubs.

Pomorie 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

Kara Dere Beach

This is a wild beach with no amenities and no decent road to it. Head down the dirt track and pitch your own tent. This beach is a place of free souls, late night guitar playing, and no limits.

Kara Dere Beach, Bulgaria

Bolata Beach

Located near the small town of Kavarna, Bolata is one of the most stunning beaches on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast. The beach, together with the Bolata Bay, is part of a nature reserve, so you might see different bird species.

Bolata 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