With miles of golden sand on Bulgaria's Black Sea coast, Sunny Beach is a popular beach holiday destination for everyone from single travellers to families. The lively resort offers numerous water-sport activities by day, and live music and discos at night. Sunny Beach also has an amusement park, a water park and a small zoo.
Things to do
Sunny Beach has become one of Europe’s most popular beach resorts. Holidays to Sunny Beach are all about fun in the sun for everybody from families, couples, groups of friends, and even solo travellers.
With water sports in the sea, diving excursions, and family fun at Action Aquapark, holidays to Sunny Beach are perfect for those who love to splash around. Go horseback riding, quad biking, or try water-skiing for an adrenaline rush before lunch. There are lots of beach bars and restaurants to choose from; they’ll serve local cuisine as well as treats like hamburgers and fries. Nightlife options in this party town are endless with world-class DJs, huge clubs, and boutique cocktail bars.
It’s not just the buzzing nightlife that drawswarm the holidaymakers to Sunny Beach, the long stretch of soft, golden sand and the warm waters of Bulgaria’s Black Sea attracts many visitors to its shores year on year. The beach is the ideal location for relaxing after those late nights , 8 kilometres of soft sand gradually shelves into warm, calm waves perfect for paddling and swimming in. The mini-train allows you to travel along the promenade, exploring one end of the beach to the other. There are lots of activities to do down by the beach from volleyball, football and an array of water sports.
History and culture
Sunny beach is the Black Sea’s biggest seaside resort. Holidaymakers flock to its shores for the undisturbed months of sunshine, between May and September. The resort began its days in 1958, it was more of a well kept secret than the press it gets today. In the last ten years the area has developed massively with more and more hotels, bars and restaurants lining the streets, giving you everything you may need while you’re on holiday. Although the area is quite commercialised, you can still find touches of tradition, explore the small harbour town of Nessebar to see beautiful ruins of old churches and buildings. Dine at Khan’s Tent for stunning views of the coast and where legend has it the fearsome Khan Krum had a military camp in the first century.
Sunny Beach is famous for its lively nightlife, which is extremely popular among younger holidaymakers. The main strip, by day is the place to enjoy a tasty meal, at night it’s illuminated by an abundance of neon-lit bars. Whether you want to dance until the early hours or have a cocktail or two by the beach, the nightlife here has it all. The upbeat atmosphere of the strip will put you in the party mood and if you are unsure of where to go, book onto one of the bar crawls available to you and meet likeminded people all wanting to have a good time.