Sunny Beach Travel Guide
Overview Lying about 22 miles (35km) north of Bourgas, Sunny Beach is the
largest Bulgarian sea resort. Sunny Beach is situated on a wide
semi-circular bay along the southern part of the Black Sea Riviera,
with a five-mile (8km) strip of beach backed by natural golden sand
dunes, which is regarded as the best beach along the coast and is a
widely popular holiday destination. It is naturally protected by
the Balkan mountain range to the north, and with its warm
Mediterranean climate, clean and calm water, and safe swimming, it
is a perfect all-round holiday destination, living up to its motto
'Where families come first'. Only the most world-weary of visitors
could get bored here considering the wide variety of activities and
entertainment, including almost every kind of sport imaginable and
plenty of fun and games for children. The resort comprises of more
than 120 modern hotels, and offers a wide range of services as well
as organised day trips to surrounding attractions, including the
ancient town of Nessebur.
Sunny Beach, Bulgaria © Wizzard
Shopping Sunny Beach features several big shopping centres which provide
plenty of opportunities for visitors to find clothes, souvenirs and
food while on holiday. You'll find traditional Bulgarian souvenirs
like leather and textiles, wooden toys and puzzles, and jewellery
alongside touristy fare like t-shirts, sunglasses and postcards at
places like the Royal Beach Mall in the centre of town.
Restaurants More than 130 restaurants and taverns in the Sunny Beach holiday
resort cater to foreign tastes with a wide range of cuisine for
holidaymakers of all nationalities. Places to eat in Sunny Beach
range from familiar British pubs for homesick tourists, to
traditional Bulgarian mehanas, and the range of cuisines ensures
there are options to suit all budgets.
Nightlife Nightlife in Sunny Beach is varied and ranges from nightclubs,
discos, casinos and bars, to cafés, folk-style spots and a
variety of acts and entertainment in the local taverns. The
nightlife in Sunny Beach is so varied and energetic that
holidaymakers visit from surrounding resorts to make the most of
the Bulgarian entertainment scene.
Activities Besides sunbathing and swimming, the holiday resort of Sunny
Beach offers so many water and land-based activities that it is
impossible for holidaymakers to be bored. Sports include
windsurfing, sailing, water skiing, parasailing, beach volleyball,
mini-golf, horse riding, climbing, cycling and tennis, and there
are also fitness centres, swimming pools and spa treatment centres.
Coaches and equipment are generally provided. Children are more
than adequately catered for and will find an endless supply of
organised activities, competitions and playgrounds.
Negatives The Sunny Beach holiday resort can get very crowded during peak
season with over 100 hotels and two large campsites accommodating
thousands of visitors.