Sunny Beach is the largest and most popular beach resort in Bulgaria. It is a Blue Flag winning resort, located in a picturesque and ecologically clean gulf on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast, close to the town of Nesebar, the yacht port of St. Vlas resort and the international airport of Varna (30 km). Sunny Beach is situated along the widest beach strip. With its hundreds of hotels, bars and restaurants, multiple entertainment and shops and its developed infrastructure, the resort attracts thousands of tourists from around the world. The tourist season here lasts from May trough October.
Location: Sunny Beach is the most popular beach resort in Bulgaria. It is situated on the Black sea coast, 35 km north of Burgas.
In close proximity to Sunny Beach is situated the town of Nesebar that is included in the UNESCO list of cultural inheritance sites.
The largest yacht port on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast is located in the nearby resort of St. Vlas.
Sunny Beach resort attracts numerous tourists from around the world with its developed infrastructure, hundreds of hotels, restaurants and bars, multiple shops and entertainment.
Beach and climate: Sunny Beach is situated along the widest beach strip. The hotels are spread among dunes along the beach. The tourist season in Sunny Beach lasts from May till October. The average daily temperature in summer is 27°C.
The beach strip is over 10 km in length and in some places it is more than 60 m wide. The beach is with fine golden sand, natural dunes, gradually deepening sea bottom and clean sea water. Sunny beach resort was awarded the prestigious Blue Flag International prize for proven clean environment. On the sand in front of the hotels you will find rows of sun beds and parasols. The "free zones" are behind the parasols.
Accommodation: The accommodation options in Sunny Beach are exceptionally diverse – there are hundreds of hotels of different categories, guest houses, villas, apartment hotels, etc.
Bars and restaurants: The nightlife in Sunny Beach is famous all over the world. The parties of popular DJs and performers attract thousands of young people. The resort offers more than 200 restaurants, live music bars, discos, nightclubs, cafes, casinos, pubs, karaoke bars. During the day, most of these bars are suitable for families with children, where as at night many of them cater for the party people.
Entertainment: Sunny Beach offers plenty entertainment for kids: kids clubs, children animation, children’s discos, carousels, pony rides, swimming pools, slides, carting, sport schools, children's menus, etc. Horrorwood (the haunted house) that is located in front of Pirin hotel is a favorite tourist attraction for families.
There are several aqua parks in Sunny Beach: Action Aqua Park; Kuban Aqua Park; Aqua Paradise in Nessebar, near Sunny Beach; Pirates of the Caribbean Mini Aqua Park.
The resort offers varied cultural programs such as Golden Orpheus International Festival of Bulgarian Pop Songs, exhibitions, folklore and symphony concerts, Miss Sunny Beach contest, etc.
Short boat trips to Nessebar inland are organized regularly.
Sport: Surfing, parachutes, water skis, hang-gliding, banana, yachting, sailing, paddle boats, scooters, cutters, rowboats, beach volleyball, tennis courts, playing grounds, skittle alley, mini-golf, bowling, fitness halls, riding ground, sports tournaments.
Transport: The airports serving Sunny Beach are Burgas Airport (approximately 25 km) and Varna Airport (approximately 100 km). Sunny Beach is well connected by bus with all larger Bulgarian cities. There is no direct connection by train. Nessebar – St. Vlas main road runs through Sunny Beach about 250 m way back from the beach area. The area between the road and the beach is primarily populated with hotels, shops and restaurants. There are regular boat connections to the district centre of Bourgas and Varna and boat trips to Nessebar.
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Bourgas airport - 25 km panoramic road, passing through Pomorie, Aheloy, Ravda and Nessebar will take you to Sunny Beach.
BeachBulgaria.com offers more than 50 hotels in Sunny Beach resort on the Black sea coast in Bulgaria. Hotels of various standards and prices are available for online booking. Most of the hotels in Sunny beach resort offer accommodation corresponding to 3 and 4 stars service. Some of the recommended hotels of these categories are Hrizantema hotel, RIU Helios hotel, Neptun Beach Hotel, Evrika hotel, Trakia Plaza hotel, etc. Several hotels in Sunny beach corresponds to 5 stars accommodation such as Barcelo Royal Beach Hotel, Dune Hotel, Helena hotel chain, Victoria Palace Hotel.
Sunny Beach is famous all over the world for its nightlife. Popular DJs and performers are often guests here, and their parties attract many young people.
There are more than 200 restaurants and numerous live music bars, nightclubs, discos, cafes, pubs, casinos, karaoke bars in the resort. Most of the places around offer 'happy hour' and free drinks. Therefore, be careful with the quantities!