Golden Sands (Zlatni Pyasatsi)

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 the more touristic Sunny Beach, Golden Sands Beach may be perfect for you.

Golden Sands is located near Varna, which was founded by the Romans, so it is probably safe to say this place has a long history as a beach getaway. And it lives up to its name with golden sand stretching seemingly endlessly. Contrasting the deep blues of the Black Sea this makes for a stunning contrast and gorgeous appearance throughout the sunny summer months.

While Golden Sands may not see the hedonistic excesses of Sunny Beach, it still knows how to party. There is a vibrant nightlife here anchored by many resorts and bars. And if you feel the need to escape for a while there is also a nearby nature reserve. 

All of this makes for a beach experience that is as balanced as it is beautiful. For golden sands worthy of the beach’s name and a beach experience that can be laid back, vibrant, and everything in between, Golden Sands Beach is where it’s at.

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Zlatni Pyasatsi

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Zlatni Pyasatsi


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