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 beach that stands out on the “wild” side of things is Irakli Beach.
Located about 4 km from the nearby village of Banya and other idyllic Black Sea towns, Irakli Beach offers a great chance to see a part of the Bulgarian coast that has remained largely the same for centuries. The beach itself is a seemingly endless stretch of soft golden sand backing onto wooded hillsides which rise up from the coast. There is very little in the way of amenities here and the lack of development makes it an ideal spot for naturists.
The area is notable for its rugged coastline, which underscores that reputation for it being “wild” and “untamed”. It also helps set it apart from the fine white and gold sandy beaches you’ll find elsewhere along the coast.
The bay area near the beach follows a 3 km path near Cape Emine along a nature-dominated area with very little infrastructure. The area is included on the national list of Protected Areas and has a great deal of rare flora and fauna.
If you’re looking for an unspoiled slice of natural beachy Bulgarian beauty, it’s hard to do better than Irakli Beach.
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