Best Beaches in Eastern Europe

  • Pasjača // Croatia

    Pasjača
    ©Juraj Patekar

    Beloved of locals, Pasjača Beach sits below the village of Popovići in Konavle municipality, approximately 12 kilometres from the town of Cavtat and 30 kilometres south of much more famous Dubrovnik.

    A man made construction formed in 1955 or thereabouts, Pasjaca Beach is only small, but was still named the… 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 »

  • 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 »

  • Nugal beach // Croatia

    Nugal beach
    ©Tengilorg

    If you're looking for a beautiful place to bask in the sun, bronze your skin, and bare all, it's hard to beat Nugal Beach. Croatia's best known nudist beach, Nugal Beach is a place where all things natural are celebrated.

    The beach here is a small stretch of soft white sand… read more »

  • Bunec beach // Albania

    Bunec beach
    ©Albinfo

    Bunec Beach is a quiet, yet beautiful, spot near Saranda in Albania. With a backdrop of mountains  it offers an opportunity to get in touch with the natural beauty of Albania. 

    Littered with white pebbles, the water at Bunec is crystal clear and the beautiful shade of blue-green you only find… read more »

  • Sveti Ivan // Croatia

    Sveti Ivan
    ©Miroslav Vajdic

    Sveti Ivan, or St John's Beach (and sometimes Lubenice Beach), lies on the island of Cres. It is one of the string of islands in the Istria Peninsula. Ferries can be caught from the mainland at Brestova, and make the trip more than a dozen times a day in the… read more »

  • Kamenovo // Montenegro

    Kamenovo
    ©Leonid Dzhepko

    The south facing Kamenovo Beach (Kamenovo Plaža) sits in a shallow bay beside the warm turquoise waters of the Adriatic Sea and the attractive vegetation of the Budva Riviera. It makes Budva its closest major town, roughly two kilometres away, with buses and taxis plying the route between the… read more »

  • Jagodna Bay // Croatia

    Jagodna Bay
    ©Dani Tic
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  • Albena Beach // Bulgaria

    Albena Beach
    ©Boby Dimitrov / CC BY

    This beautiful expanse of fine golden sand stretches for 5 Km (3 miles) and is largely backed by the woodland of the Baltata National Reserve. Despite being on the Black Sea coast the water is anything but black here. Maybe the "crystal clear azure coast" would have been a more… read more »

  • Sunny Beach // Bulgaria

    Sunny Beach
    ©Happyna / CC BY

    There is little doubt which of Bulgaria's beaches is best known (and liveliest). Sunny Beach (Slanchev Bryag to the locals) is legendary for its golden sands and entertainment, both on and off the beach. The resort is extremely popular with Europeans and tourists from further afield looking to sun themselves in… read more »

  • Butamyata Beach // Bulgaria

    Butamyata Beach
    ©Todor Petkov / CC BY
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  • Ahtopol // Bulgaria

    Ahtopol
    ©Nenko Lazarov / CC BY

    For the perfect mix of natural beauty and millennia-old history, look no further than Ahtopol Beach. Found within the greater confines of Strandzha Nature Park, this is the largest protected area in Bulgaria and home to a wonderful array of flora and fauna. Eighty percent of the reserve is covered… read more »

  • Silistar // Bulgaria

    Silistar
    ©Marcin Szala / CC BY

    Straddling the border between Bulgaria and Turkey, Silistar is a perfect beach for anyone looking to soak up some sun as they go country hopping between these Black Sea neighbours. The little beach is located about 5 km south of the Sinemorets area and is a great hidden… read more »