Sunrise in Bolata Bay, Bulgaria

Every summer, thousands of tourists - and Bulgarians - descend upon the popular Black Sea coastline. Bulgaria holidays offer a fantastic alternative to its European neighbours, like Spain and Portugal. Not only is it more affordable, holidays to Bulgaria and the Black Sea coast offer a plethora of things to see and do, with a rich cultural heritage and history and a great selection of pristine beaches to visit. With many holiday-makers flocking to Sunny Beach this summer, we've listed 9 brilliant things to do in the Black Sea coast...

 

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1.  Discover some of its beautiful cities...

Whilst Varna is undeniably one of Bulgaria's most vibrant cities, others like Kavarna, Burgas and Balchik remain hugely popular among tourists.

The town of Balchik on the Black sea coast, Bulgaria.

 

2. Explore Ancient cities and charming old towns in Nessebar...

Well over 2,000 years old, this UNESCO World Heritage site has a compelling blend of Greek, Thracian, Roman and Byzantine inheritance.

Nesebar is an ancient city on the Black Sea coast of Bulgaria.

 

3. Enjoy wonderful food right next to the beach...

With its fantastic selection of beaches, you can expect to find some of the best ocean-view restaurants to dine in, whilst enjoying the lovely weather in Bulgaria.

 

4. Visit the captivating nature reserve of Cape Kaliakra...

Simply admire the dramatic landscape and beautiful views at Cape Kaliakra, or do one better and join one of the Kayaking tours on offer - there is no better way to experience this fantastic nature reserve.

Kaliakra nature reserve on the Black Sea Coast

Photo by: Elephotos

 

5. Catch a thrill on the rapids...

Boat rides, kayak tours and white water rafting are just a handful of the exciting excursions you can get involved in.

White water rafting in Bulgaria,

 

6. Spend a day at the brilliant water park in Sunny Beach...

Perfect for families, getaway from the Black Sea's sandy shores for a fantastic day on the slides!

Photo by: Andrei Bortnikau

 

7. Party in sunshine at one of the many festivals hosted there...

Every summer, Sunny beach plays host to a number of music festivals and shows from Spirit of Burgas to Kavarna Rock Fest!

Festivals in Bulgaria, Sunny beach Bulgaria

 

8. Find yourself spoilt for choice with beaches...

Bulgaria is home to almost 400km of sensation coastline, from Sunny Beach itself to the family orientated beach of Albena. Take your pick!

Golden Bay beach in Bulgaria

 

9. Catch the sunrise at Bolata Bay...

"I should have stayed in bed" said no-one, ever! Catching the sunrise at Bolata is an unforgettable experience.

Bolata Bay sunrise in Bulgaria

 

With the Sunny Beach weather hitting 30°C this month, there is no better time for a coastal escape!

 

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