At a glance
This holiday address, destined by nature, lies only 35 km north of the city of Bourgas, featuring wide and warm sea with gently sloping sand bottom and approximately 1,700 hours of sunshine from May to October. This fine beach resort was awarded the prestigious Blue Flag International prize for proven ecological advantages. Sunny Beach has over 130 catering establishments: restaurants, taverns with folklore shows, bars with floor shows, night clubs, casino, discos and cafes, providing culinary pleasures and a good mood. Every conceivable opportunity for sports: surfing, water skis and parachutes, hang-gliding and banana, sailing, yachts, paddle boats, cutters, scooters, rowboats, tennis courts, beach volleyball, playing grounds, mini-golf, skittle alley, bowling, riding ground, fitness halls, sports tournaments for amateurs and professionals.
This resort caters for most lively tourist types on a budget or wishing to experience an alternative to the Mediterranean, especially good for children. Sunny Beach is the most southerly of the major Black Sea resorts (3 mls north of Nesebar, 60 mls south of Varna, 20 mls north of Bourgas airport). It is set in a wooded, mainly flat band of land beside a long stretch of beach, the main coast road well to the rear.
A genuine children's paradise - plenty of fun and games, children pools, slides, carting, Rolba water slide, inflatable trampoline, sport schools. In addition: special discounts, children's menus, 24-hour kindergarten, etc. There are several big shopping centres provide plenty of opportunities to search for clothes, souvenirs and food. Over 130 restaurants and taverns cater to foreign tastes with a wide range of cuisine. Eating establishments range from the authentic British Red Lion pub for the homesick, and traditional Bulgarian mehanas, to an unusual Bulgarian experience offered at the Hanska Shatra (Khan's Tent), which has a superb setting, mosaic interior and live folk music, but is expensive and touristy. Nightlife is varied and ranges from nightclubs, discos, casinos and bars, to cafes, folk-style spots and a variety of acts and entertainment in the local taverns. Besides sunbathing and swimming, the resort offers so many water and land-based activities that it is impossible to get bored. Sports include windsurfing, sailing, waterskiing, parasailing, beach volleyball, mini-golf, horseriding, climbing, cycling and tennis, and there are also fitness centres, swimming pools and spa treatment centres. Coaches and equipment are provided. Children are more than adequately catered for and will find an endless supply of organised activities, competitions and playgrounds. The beaches consist mainly of sand with some shingle, stretching for 5 mls, it is broad in most parts and gently shelving so suitable for younger children. There is a wide variety of water sports available on the beach.