Sunny Beach

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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 family-friendly destination with all ages catered for. 

For as crowded as it can get, Sunny Beach is more than big enough to accommodate the huge influx of eager beachgoers. The 8 km stretch of sun-kissed sand sits on the western edge of the sparkling blue(!) of the Black Sea . With an average of more than 1700 hours of sunshine between May and October, Sunny Beach more than earns its name and reputation as a great place to soak up the sun. 

Besides the warmth and natural beauty, there are a ton of great cafes and lunch spots nearby, and even some culture to be found in nearby Nesebar, which was originally an Ancient Greek colony dating back to the 6th Century BC.

If you’re in more of a sporting mood, you can take part in any number of water activities which are on offer along this stretch of sapphire-blue coastline.

Discover for yourself what makes Sunny Beach Bulgaria’s most popular holiday destination.

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Dogs allowed

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  • Swimming/bathing
  • Kite surfing


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