Best Beaches In & Around Sozopol

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The Black Sea town of Sozopol is one of the oldest on the coast. Not only is it full of charm, but it is also home to a couple of fine beaches and within a stone's throw of many more of Bulgaria's best.

Located about 35 km south of the city of Burgas, Sozopol has grown in popularity exponentially over the last couple of decades. It isn't difficult to see why; set on a narrow rocky peninsula, the old town is crammed with red-roofed, half-timber houses and old churches all strung together within a maze of cobbled streets. The old harbour is still a hive of activity with an active fishing fleet landing fish for the tables of the local restaurants.

Of course things have moved on and there is now a busy modern quarter catering to the needs of international visitors. Here you will find plenty of cafes, restaurants and bars which remain open late into the night.

With its guaranteed weather, sandy beaches, history, culture and create cuisine Sozopol is without doubt one of the best locations for a beach holiday in Bulgaria.

  • 1. Primorsko

    Primorsko
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    Travel time from Sozopol: approx 0.5 hrs

    One of Bulgaria's premiere beachside resorts, Primorsko also has an illustrious history stretching back to the Bronze Age. The town also served as a medieval fortress and valuable port between Western and Ottoman traders. That legacy of international exchange remains vivid in Primorsko's vibrant café and nightlife culture.

    Regardless of the areas historic credentials, these are just a backdrop to Primorsko's natural beauty. Long stretches of verdant green frame… read more »

  • 2. Burgas Beach

    Burgas Beach
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    Travel time from Sozopol: approx 0.5 hrs

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  • 3. Sozopol

    Sozopol
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    Travel time from Sozopol: approx 0.5 hrs

    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 of the homes are over a century old.

    Once you're ready to head down to the beach, you'll have the choice… read more »

  • 4. Duni Beach

    Duni Beach
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    Travel time from Sozopol: approx 0.5 hrs

    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 of the most recently developed beach areas in Bulgaria. While Dyuni Beach obviously predates the arrival of the resort in… read more »

  • 5. Pomorie Beach

    Pomorie Beach
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    Travel time from Sozopol: approx 0.5 hrs

    One spot on the Southern half of the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast which is well worth a visit is Pomorie Beach with its 5 km of dazzling white sand. The area is well-known in the region for the mineral water produced by springs in the town. In addition, Pomorie Bay is a magnet for a wide range of yachts and sailboats.

    Add to that a strong history of wine growing, fishing,… read more »

  • 6. Green Life Beach

    Green Life Beach
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    Travel time from Sozopol: approx 0.5 hrs

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  • 7. Camping Gradina

    Camping Gradina
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    Travel time from Sozopol: approx 0.5 hrs

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  • 8. Royal Beach

    Royal Beach
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    Travel time from Sozopol: approx 0.5 hrs

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  • 9. Primorsko South beach

    Primorsko South beach
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    Travel time from Sozopol: approx 0.5 hrs

    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 end of the beach.

    South beach is one of the liveliest beaches in the area and  all… read more »

  • 10. Alepu Beach

    Alepu Beach
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    Travel time from Sozopol: approx 0.5 hrs

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  • 11. Pearl Beach

    Pearl Beach
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    Travel time from Sozopol: approx 0.5 hrs

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  • 12. Atliman Beach

    Atliman Beach
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    Travel time from Sozopol: approx 0.5 hrs

    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 has a natural feel with sand dunes to the rear and bookmarked by wooded headlands, but is also located a… read more »

  • 13. Lozenets Central Beach

    Lozenets Central Beach
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    Travel time from Sozopol: approx 0.5 hrs

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  • 14. Spectrum Beach

    Spectrum Beach
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    Travel time from Sozopol: approx 0.5 hrs

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  • 15. Sinemorets

    Sinemorets
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    Travel time from Sozopol: approx 1 hr

    Set close to the Turkish border Veleka Beach is one of two beaches in Sinemorets, and by far the nicest. In fact it is one of the most striking and iconic beaches in Bulgaria consisting of a narrow strip of soft white sand which juts out across the mouth of the Veleka River as it empties into the Black Sea. This creates a beautiful beach with the… read more »

  • 16. Nessebar South Beach

    Nessebar South Beach
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    Travel time from Sozopol: approx 0.5 hrs

    Located close to both Burgas and the famed Sunny Beach area, Nessebar South Beach is a perfect blend of old and new.

    On the one hand, you have the ancient area characterized by a rocky peninsula that offers romantic awe-inspiring views and connecting to the mainland through a narrow isthmus. In the town, you'll find everything from cobblestone streets and squares to traditional homes. The area is also home to… read more »

  • 17. Nessebar Old Town Beach

    Nessebar Old Town Beach
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    Travel time from Sozopol: approx 0.5 hrs

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  • 18. Sveti Vlas

    Sveti Vlas
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    Travel time from Sozopol: approx 1 hr

    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 a cluster of three smaller beaches which together total 1,500 km of fine golden sand.

    One of the biggest sights in… read more »

  • 19. Sunny Beach

    Sunny Beach
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    Travel time from Sozopol: approx 0.5 hrs

    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 the day and dance the nights away at one of the many nightclubs nearby. It is also regarded as a… read more »

  • 20. Venid Beach

    Venid Beach
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    Travel time from Sozopol: approx 1 hr

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