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Holidays in Sunny Beach

We’re not surprised that holidays to Sunny beach draw thousands of visitors each year. In fact, we think it’s one of the best-kept secrets in Europe, as this destination is a great spot for families, couples, or a groups of mates. With 800 hotels along the 8km of golden sand, this Black Sea resort is more affordable and just as sunny as the Mediterranean. The family friendly atmosphere makes holidays to Sunny Beach a getaway to remember. With lots of water sports, entertainment and even a waterpark, you can easily make the most of stay in this warm and bright corner of Bulgaria. 

25-30 °C

It reaches 25 to 30 (°C) in the summer.

3 hours 40 min

Burgas Airport (BOJ), 25km from Sunny Beach.

For endless fun in the sun, both on the beach and in the Black Sea, book your Thomas Cook holiday to Sunny Beach today.

Recommended offers Sunny Beach

Laguna Park Hotel

7 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • Free kids' places (subject to availability)
  • Kids' pool with slide
  • 200m to the sandy beach

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 1551 reviews

Thomas Cook Customer Rating
Based on 9 reviews

What is included ?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • 24hr Connected Service
  • Return Transfers

Sunny Day Hotel

7 Nights, Bed & Breakfast
Hotel highlights
  • Across the road from the beach
  • Within walking distance of resort centre
  • Two bedroom family rooms available

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 435 reviews

Thomas Cook Customer Rating
Based on 10 reviews

What is included ?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • 24hr Connected Service
  • Return Transfers

Tiara Beach Hotel

7 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • Kids for £1
  • 100m from the beach
  • Mini aquapark

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 664 reviews

Thomas Cook Customer Rating
Based on 13 reviews

What is included ?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • 24hr Connected Service
  • Return Transfers

Iberostar Sunny Beach Resort

7 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • Kids from £1
  • 100m from the fine sandy beach
  • Two outdoor pools and two waterslides

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 1508 reviews

Thomas Cook Customer Rating
Based on 5 reviews

What is included ?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • 24hr Connected Service
  • Return Transfers

smartline Meridian

7 Nights, Half Board
Hotel highlights
  • 200m from the beach
  • Shops, bars and restaurants close by
  • Free Wi-Fi

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 673 reviews

Thomas Cook Customer Rating
Based on 19 reviews

What is included ?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • 24hr Connected Service
  • Return Transfers

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. 

This holiday hotspot revolves around its extravagant beach. One of the largest in Europe, the golden sand extends from the beach bars, shopping facilities to the calm, warm water of the Black Sea. Rent an umbrella or pitch your own and relax each morning under the summer sun before choosing a water sport to try.

Beach Boulevard is one of the main places to visit, offering hundreds of vendor stalls and shops. Souvenirs are cheap, and vendors are friendly. Dining is very affordable and plentiful, from street-side kiosks offering pizza and kebabs to restaurants serving everything from Mexican to Indian cuisine. 

If you're bored of swimming, there are plenty of other sea-based activities here such as water skiing, banana boating, windsurfing, and exploring the depths of the Black Sea on a scuba diving course. Children will love the excitement of Action Aquapark with its flumes, extreme water slides and lazy float river. This exhilarating water park even has a miniature zoo! From quad-biking, horseback riding to cycling and 4x4 adventures, Sunny Beach has an activity to suit every mood. 

When the sun goes down, the party begins, both on land and sea. Head out to sea on a yacht party, dance the night away on deck with a cocktail in hand and the warm sea breeze in your hair. From beach bars, discos and big clubs line the shore, every party animal will find a venue to fit their needs. Sip cocktails on the beach, chat round a barbecue or head over to an electronica club to dance and see the huge light shows. Sign up to a bar crawl to discover all the best venues and meet other party goers. It’s sure to be a great night wherever you end up.

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Weather In Sunny Beach Resort
Jan, Feb, March, April, May, June, July, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec

Recommended Hotels
Laguna Park, Mariner Hotel, Iberostar, Tiara Beach, Wela Hotel

Resorts Near Sunny Beach Resort
BanksoBorovetsGolden SandsDuni

Similar Destinations
KosSideLake GardaMojacar, Croatia


Families: Try Go Karting, play in the sand and spend the afternoon floating along the lazy river at Action Aquapark.

Culture buffs: Take a day trip to the ancient city of Nessebar for an incredible example of Bulgarian heritage and archaeology.

Party-goers: Join an organised bar crawl to discover the top spots for cocktails and dance music. Party in beach bars and enjoy the warm evenings with pumping music. 


Language: The language spoken here is Bulgarian.

Currency: Bulgarian Lev (лв) is the official current in Sunny Beach although you might see things priced in Euros just for comparison.

Local time: Sunny Beach Resort is 2 hours ahead of GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Burgas airport. Transfers to Sunny Beach Resort take around 2 hours.

Flight time from UK: The flight time to Sunny Beach Resort is 3–3.5 hours.

Tourist information: More tourist information for Sunny Beach holidays can be found at

Visa & health: Before you start your Sunny Beach Bulgaria holidays, visit for recommendations and advice on visas and health.


Temperature: Averages daily highs of 30 (°C) in summer and 3-6 (°C) in winter.

Best time to visit: Travel around mid-June to mid-July and September to make the most of your holiday.

While August can be very busy, the shoulder seasons in June, early July, and September are still very warm, but with smaller crowds. The resort shuts down between October and May each year.

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By foot: Sunny Beach is 8km, although the main strip of hotels and shops are just 2.5 km long, making it very easy to walk around. Many of the areas here are pedestrian-only.

By train: Don’t want to walk all the time? Little tourist trains carry visitors along the promenade, from one end of the beach to the other.

By bike: For a faster option than walking, hire a bicycle to get around. Cycling along the beach front or going further afield and explore the local area all the way down to Nessebar.

By taxi: All taxis in Bulgaria must have their prices stuck to their windows and windscreen. Always agree the price before you start and be aware that night time rides cost more. 


Clubbing: This is a great place for party lovers. With excellent clubs and beach bars, you might catch a world-famous DJ or find yourself in the middle of a full moon party.

Competitions: It’s is all about having fun, bars and hotels run frequent competitions on the beach. Aimed at twenty-somethings, these tend to be well advertised or you can simply follow the crowd.

Boat parties: Being out on the water always adds even more fun and excitement to your trip, especially when it’s hot and you need a refreshing swim. Lots of tour companies offer yacht parties so sign up and jump aboard. 

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