Bulgaria Sunny Beach Information
, located on Bulgaria's magnificent Black Sea Riviera, is summed up quite perfectly with its friendly, inviting name. It boasts very pleasant weather nearly year round, but especially spring through fall, when the air is dry and the sky is clear the majority of the time. But this beach resort
is more than just sand and sun. Nearby mountains, rich history, fine dining, interesting shops and hopping nightlife make this coastal gem a destination for travelers of all kinds, and will have people wanting to stay longer and coming back again and again.
Sunny Beach is located just 20 miles northwest of the town of Bourgas, Bulgaria, which has an international airport and international rail and waterway connections. Bus lines run from Bourgas to Sunny Beach regularly, and transfer services are also offered. It is also an easy, short and very scenic drive up the coast.
Sunny Beach of course boasts miles and miles of beautiful sandy beaches for vacationers to enjoy, but that is not the only draw to the area. The historic town of Nessebur, located on the southern end of Sunny Beach, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and dates back several thousand years. Tourist shops are abundant in the area, but besides the usual trinkets, some more unusual items are to be found as well, including Bulgarian wine, handmade crafts and locally grown produce and goods. Sports buffs will also be kept plenty busy while here, as there are endless water-related activities, while the nearby Balkan mountains await hiking, biking and skiing enthusiasts.
The coastline of Sunny Beach is dotted with hotel after hotel, so there is certainly no shortage of places to stay. During weekends and Bulgarian holidays that fall in the summertime, though, booking well in advance is advised. While large, skyscraper-sized hotels are quite common, smaller boutique varieties are not unheard of. St. Stefan Boutique Hotel sits directly in the old town part of Nessebur, and therefore has a much different feel to it, while still being very close to the water. Hostels and fully serviced apartments are other lodging possibilities in Sunny Beach.
As far as dining goes, there really is something in Sunny Beach to suit even the pickiest eater's tastes. International cuisines across the board are served, including local specialties. Picadilly Restaurant is a favorite for its tempting local selections. And given Sunny Beach's prime seaside location, fresh seafood is easily available and is served at the majority of diners. Restaurant Kuban has a long list of original seafood dishes to choose from.
If living it up until the wee hours of the morning is something you like to do on vacation, then Sunny Beach won't let you down. It has nightlife options to please even the hardest of partyers. For one, Disco Orange is a large and popular club where visitors flock to get their dance on while listening to famous DJs do their thing.