Best Beaches in Eastern Europe

  • 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 »

  • Mango beach // Albania

    Mango beach
    ©master2

    A lovely convergence of sapphire sea and sun-kissed sparkling white sand, Mango Beach in Sarande is one of Albania's best-kept secrets. Sitting at the southern tip of Albania, bordering Greece, Mango Beach is a perfect slice of sweet Southern Mediterranean bliss.

    The Sarande area is known for its rich… 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 Pla┼ża) 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 »

  • 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 »

  • Irakli Beach // Bulgaria

    Irakli Beach
    ©alex yosifov / CC BY

    Of all the distinctions between beaches in Bulgaria, whether it is a developed resort beach or a "wild" beach prubably has the biggest impact. Whilst the former are supposedly more appealing to famiies and revellers, the latter will attract more adventurous spirits. This is a generalization, of course, but one… read more »

  • Sozopol // Bulgaria

    Sozopol
    ©www.bdmundo.com / CC BY

    For an enticing blend of the old and the new, look no further than Sozopol. One of the oldest towns on the Bulgarian Black Sea Riviera, there's a lot to see here historically speaking, from the Archaeological Museum to the Southern Fortress Wall to the Old Town area, where many… read more »

  • Alepu Beach // Bulgaria

    Alepu Beach
    ©Footballer99
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