Best Beaches in Eastern Europe

  • Varna beach // Bulgaria

    Varna beach
    ©Kritzolina

    Among Bulgaria's many fantastic beaches, Varna Beach distinguishes itself by being located in the heart of a thriving city as well as within a stone's throw of a host of other destinations. And that's not to say this isn't a great beach; in fact if you are looking… read more »

  • Banje Beach // Croatia

    Banje Beach
    ©dronepicr

    Croatia is home to some of the most naturally beautiful beaches in Europe but Banje Beach also offers a perfect backdrop of historic splendour.

    The beach is located on the edge of Dubrovnik's Old Town alongside the 17th century Lazareti and Ploce Gate. To visit this area is to take a… read more »

  • Sveti Jakov // Croatia

    Sveti Jakov
    ©dronepicr

    Within a stone's throw of Dubrovnik's Old Town a the beautiful bay which is home to Sveti Jakov Beach. Beyond the translucent sapphire waters are views to Dubrovnik's Old Town itself. This makes it a great spot for escaping the crowds and basking in the afternoon sun after a… read more »

  • Šunj (Lopud Island) // Croatia

    Šunj (Lopud Island)
    ©dronepicr

    Located on the island of Lopud, one of the Elaphite Islands close to Dubrovnik, Šunj Beach offers an enticing tranquillity amid rich blue waters, Mediterranean forest, and appealing sands with a shallow draft into the sea. Famously, visitors to Šunj can have to walk up to 100 metres to reach… read more »

  • Divna Beach // Croatia

    Divna Beach
    ©Miroslav Vajdic

    Divna Beach sits towards the far end of the Pelješac peninsula, the second longest in Croatia. This remote location means rather than becoming a developed resort, Divna Beach remains a chance to get in touch with nature. As such, there are few to no facilities on the beach itself. 

    All of… read more »

  • Dubovica // Croatia

    Dubovica
    ©niceholidayphotos

    Shimmering likes a diamond in the Adriatic, Dubovica Beach is particularly alluring beach escape in Croatia. Far from the big towns and beaches, the island of Hvar has long been a popular Croatian getaway. It's just a short hop between Hvar and the famed Dalmatian Coast.

    The little town of Hvar… read more »

  • Bačvice // Croatia

    Bačvice
    ©dronepicr

    The Split area along the Dalmatian Coast is one of the most popular beach areas in Croatia, with a reputation that continues to grow internationally. Barely known a century ago, Bacvice Beach has quickly become one of the biggest bathing and beach areas along the Dalmatian Coast, so much so… read more »

  • Drymades Beach // Albania

    Drymades Beach
    ©Yelena011

    Drymades Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches on the Albanian Riviera. It is a secluded slice of paradise featuring a natural rock formation that divides it in half. One side is full of white pebbles and the other is brushed with silky golden sand.

    Drymades Beach is located near… read more »

  • Bolata Beach // Bulgaria

    Bolata Beach
    ©Dimitar Bachvarov / CC BY

    Located in a neat little enclave flanked by smooth brick-red ridges, Bolata Beach is one of Northern Bulgaria's best kept secrets. A near perfect semi-circle of sand, protected by breakwaters, this is a quite unique little cove, and one of very few beaches in the area.

    While Bulgaria's beaches are beginning… read more »

  • Golden Sands // Bulgaria

    Golden Sands
    ©Mister No / CC BY

    Any list of Bulgaria's top beaches wouldn't be complete without Golden Sands Beach. It is easily one of the best known beaches in the country, and has long been a popular summer spot with locals and tourists alike. If you're looking for somewhere a little more family-friendly and peaceful than… read more »

  • Duni Beach // Bulgaria

    Duni Beach
    ©SpaceControl / CC BY

    Bulgaria's beaches come in all shapes and sizes to suit all visitors. Duni Beach has the distinction of being one of the most resort-friendly beaches in Bulgaria. With a number of well catered for resorts in close proximity, this is definitely a great beach to consider visiting.

    This is also one… read more »

  • Atliman Beach // Bulgaria

    Atliman Beach
    ©Zourich / CC BY

    Atliman Beach is another perfect example of a sun-kissed Bulgarian beach that has become a popular holiday destination in the past few years. The resort has grown in popularity in recent years with a number of hotels springing up in the area.

    The beach here is quite unique in that it… read more »

  • Primorsko South beach // Bulgaria

    Primorsko South beach
    ©Katya

    Primorsko's other beach sits to the south of the headland which is home to this pleasant resort town. This long stretch of golden sand is partly backed by sand dunes and the Dyavolska River which helps preserve something of a wild feeling, particularly towards the southern… read more »

  • Sveti Vlas // Bulgaria

    Sveti Vlas
    ©Pe4omux

    One of the Bulgaria's most upwardly mobile resorts, Sveti Vlas (St. Vlas) Beach is rapidly developing into an popular yachting port with a host of facilities. Located about 5 km north of the Sunny Beach, the area and sits at the foot of the Balkan Mountains. Sveti Vlas is actually… read more »

  • Shkorpilovtsi Beach // Bulgaria

    Shkorpilovtsi Beach
    ©MrDelchev

    Sometimes one of the best things about traveling is finding hidden gems you'd never think to look for but, once you arrive, can't imagine how you lived without. Such is the case with Shkorpilovtsi. While it may not have the notoriety of some of Bulgaria's bigger beaches, it's nevertheless a… read more »