Sunny Beach

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 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.

  • Sunny Beach resort


    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, restaurants and bars, multiple shops and entertainment.

    Beach and climate

    Sunny Beach is situated along the widest beach strip. The tourist season in Sunny Beach lasts from May till October. The average daily temperature in summer is 27C.

    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.

    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.


    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.


    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.


    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 shops and restaurants. There are regular boat connections to the district centre of Bourgas and Varna and boat trips to Nessebar.

  • Comments on Sunny Beach  (851)
    • Kris from UK
      Sent on 30 April 2015
      Sunny Beach is really amazing. Crazy parties till break of dawn, tasty food, cheap drinks and beautiful women!
    • Emma b from England
      Sent on 17 February 2015
      Does anybody know if sunny beach is full of cats, as someone I know has booked and has a phobia of cats. I know it might sound like a stupid question but it's important to her
    • carreyanne from scotland
      Sent on 16 August 2014
      We were here in july. Have to say its lovely the staff are nice esp tania and slavi. The room was clean and the pool was great. Not to far to walk to the main part and good location as u dont hear any noise at night. Would defo recommend staying here. Were going back next year
    • g kirtley from england
      Sent on 28 June 2014
      Myself + my fiance have just returned from a week in the smolyan hotel in bulgaria, it's a great hotel, staff are friendly, rooms are tidy they are cleaned every day, pool is clean catches the sun for most of the day. We have no complaints what so ever I would recommend it to anyone if you want peace and quiet, away from the strip but close enough to walk to then this is the hotel for you .
    • Shirley from
      Sent on 22 June 2014
      I would rate this hotel as a 2 star or less. The only thing that was good about this hotel was the dinning room and bar staff. Food was luke warm, not enough choice, same soggy mixed veg every evening. Room was not cleaned every day. Same bed sheets all week, Towels changed twice a week, One bath and one hand towels each. Had to ask at reception for toilet rolls. Also I took one off the cleaners trolley because we ran out again. Bathroom could do with a deep clean. Will not be back.
    • Laura Gardyne from Scotland
      Sent on 24 February 2013
      Amazing!!! The chilli nachos are just the best!!!!
    • Julia from Ukraine, Lviv
      Sent on 03 September 2012
      In disco Lazur with three friends I met man 26 years old. He invited me to come to the reception of his hotel next day, but I didnt understand at what time - 10:00 or 12:00. I really want to see him. Please, help me. I know, my English is not good :))) I want to find a policeman who was in it hotel in August 27 2012
    • someone from Romania
      Sent on 14 August 2012
      Acest hotel este de evitat! In afara de amplasare si design frumos, totul este execrabil. Am avut o experienta groaznica, pana in ultima zi cand ne-am stricat la stomac din cauza mancarii. Vreau sa precizez ca personalul hotelului este de cea mai joasa speta, incepand cu receptionerele care afiseaza un aer superior si te trateaza ca pe ultimul jeg. Cei care cara bagajele nu se multumesc cu bacsisul pe care il oferi, iti spun de la obraz ca ei nu muncesc pe salariu si ca bacsisul minim este de 5 leva. Apoi: circula prin acest hotel o baba dementa care facea pe proasta. Patul din studio nu fusese pregatit cu cerceafuri, perne etc, iar cand a venit (la ora 23.00 !!!) a dat din umeri cu nerusinare, in semna ca in afara de cerceaf nu are ce sa mai aduca. Nu intelegea o iota engleza. Patul era rupt, i-am dat de inteles ca nu putem dormi pe el, sa ne aduca altul. I-am sugerat sa vorbeasca la receptie, intr-un final, intr-o nesimtita cardasie cu receptionera si probabil cu acceptul conducerii, ne-a adus un pat pliant, nemai vrand sa paraseasca camera. Tipa efectiv ca o nebuna, in bulgareste, probabil cersea cumva bacsis, dar, Dumnezeule, merita cineva vreun bacsis pentru toata aceasta nesimtire ???Dupa cati nervi si timp ne-au consumat ? Pana la urma am dat-o efectiv afara din camera, la 12 noaptea. COSMAR !!!! Daca cineva din acest hotel are urechi sa auda, sa auda! Femeia e psihopata pur si simplu ! Dati-o urgent afara pana nu face vreo duma si sare la gatul vreunui client. Am dormittoata noaptea cu spaima ca ar putea intra peste noi in camera sa ne omoare !!Deci OCOLITI ACEST HOTEL DE NESIMTITI !
    • margaret logan from glasgow scotland
      Sent on 21 July 2012
      Had a fab time. Everyone who works at the hotel are so nice and helpful. And. I forgot my hearing aid!! Left it in the room!! Sob! Love you all. X
    • carol diamond from england
      Sent on 20 July 2012
      best ever pizzas in sunny beach
  • How to reach Sunny Beach

    Bourgas airport - 25 km panoramic road, passing through Pomorie, Aheloy, Ravda and Nessebar will take you to Sunny Beach.

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  • Recommended bars, restaurants & nightlife in Sunny Beach

    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!