Sign in
Favourite properties (0)
Saved searches
Selected for you
Sign out

These are Bulgaria's best beaches for a 2022 summer holiday

2021-12-17   |  Euronews.com

There’s something for everybody in Bulgaria. If you’re currently feeling the chill of winter and fantasising about having the perfect summer in 2022, Bulgaria should be at the top of your destination hitlist.

With the Black Coast stretching up the entirety of the country’s 378 km eastern border, there are plentiful options for anyone’s ideal beach holiday. We’ve compiled a list of the best areas for you, whether you want to party hard or have a quiet rest.

Party hard at Sunny Beach
The aptly named Sunny Beach is your go-to spot if you want your summer holidays to fizz with cocktails, thrum with dance tracks, and bob with cool waves.

One of Bulgaria’s most popular resorts, Sunny Beach, is one of Europe’s most affordable party locations. Along the main strip, you’ll find pulsating clubs featuring some of the best of Europe’s up-and-coming techno and house DJs. Surrounded by stunning natural dunes, it’s also one of the most picturesque beaches in the country.

It’s not just late-night clubbing that Sunny Beach’s 8 km of sand and sea have to offer. During the day, stay active with boat parties and waterskiing.

If you ever get tired of the party lifestyle, it's also perfectly located for a cultural break. Just a few kilometres south of the beach is the UNESCO World Heritage Site Nessebar.

An ancient city, Nessebar is teeming with historical sites. As a key trading port, it has seen multiple civilisations rise and fall, from the Ancient Greeks through to the Byzantine Empire, you can witness the relics of these long-past cultures through the preserved city walls and churches.

Romantic views at Balchik
For something a little quieter, the serene sands of Balchik are calling. Still undiscovered by the mass holidaymakers, Balchik is just 31 km north of Varna, the largest port town on the eastern border.

It's so beautiful that in the 1920s and 30s, Queen Marie of Romania fell in love with the area and had a palace complex built. The palace houses unmissable spots including the botanical gardens: The terraced gardens are separated into staggering collections of unique greenery and over 2,000 plant species can be found there.

After strolling around the idyllic palace and gardens, a romantic evening must also include a visit to any of a number of delightful beach bars and restaurants lining the stretch of beaches in Balchik that span over 2 km.

Camping retreats for nature lovers
Partying too tiring? Romantic getaways too soppy? Go rugged instead and camp out on a beach. Although wild camping wherever you like isn’t possible, there are still plenty of beaches that have designated campsites where you’ll be more than welcome to pitch up.

If you’re looking for a more secluded spot, look no further than Silistar Beach. Here, you’ll find a spot for those willing to go a bit off the beaten track for their summer getaway. Right at the south end of the coast, Silistar has camping areas and is also not far from multiple other beaches you can travel to if the main one has started to get too busy.

For a taste of Black Sea wildlife, Irakli Beach is the perfect destination and it is the must-see beach for naturalists on the lookout for unique flora and fauna. Not to mention its golden sands and wooded hillsides, which make its rugged coastline all the more jaw-dropping.

And with loads of different camping options around the beach, it's possible to take in Irakli au natural. Sorry, did we not mention it has a nudist beach?

Family fun at Golden Sands
If you’re bringing youngsters along during your break in the sun, then nudist beaches and late-night DJs might not be up your street – so why not try out one of the country’s beachside resorts instead.

Golden Sands is one of Bulgaria’s most popular beach resorts and lies just a few kilometres north of the Black Sea Capital, Varna. For older children, the historical sites of Varna will enrich the holiday as you discover the ruins of the 2nd-century-AD Thermae where ancient Romans used to bathe.

At Golden Sands resort, the beaches have a wide array of watersports activities, and there are family-friendly boat parties you can book.

No family trip to Golden Sands is complete without a visit to the waterpark. Like family-friendly beaches in Bulgaria, waterparks are a must-try for the kids with exhilarating slides and attractions fit for anyone from the youngest child to the older thrill-seekers.

Take a look at our offers by the sea

Sell ​​a property with us!

  Read more news

Properties in the Bulgarian Beach Resorts!
Check our selection of properties on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast! Attractive prices starting from just 15,000 Euros for a furnished studio! Regular flights to Burgas and Varna international airports. Perfect for frequent visits, summer holidays and more.
See More
Hot properties in Bansko - the best offers are here for you!
Buy your own property in the top ski resort of Bansko! An all-year-round resort suitable for winter and summer tourism with the best prices in Europe!
See More

More News

Press & Media
Polina Stoykova in front of Bloomberg TV: We are close to the peak in rural property prices

Polina Stoykova MRICS, Managing director of BULGARIAN PROPERTIES, took part in the programme "In development" hosted by Veronika Denizova on Bloomberg TV Bulgaria with a detailed analysis of rural properties and current trends on the real estate market in Bulgaria in 2022.

After the pandemic, there is great interest in real estate in the villages, mostly by Bulgarian ...

13 May, 2022
latest news

You know that our company tradition is to start every month with our most prominent brokers, who are awarded the title of "Agent of the Month".

They are here to help you with buying, selling, or renting and give you valuable advice and assistance in the whole process of a real estate transaction.

Among the winners this month we once again see agents from our offices a...

04 May, 2022
latest news

We are happy to end the month of March and welcome April in the hope that it will be calmer, warmer and kinder to all of us! 🌷

The real estate market remains active and resilient to the crises we are going through. Demand remains high and supply is extremely limited.
In such market conditions, it is especially important to have a successful deal with access to quality...

04 April, 2022
Company news

These are our colleagues who achieved the best sales results in the second month of the year and deservedly received the title of "Broker of the Month".

They have the difficult task of harnessing all their knowledge and skills to guide us through these difficult times. Times in which the war makes us insecure and cautious, prices do not stop rising, and at the same time the flow of...

04 March, 2022