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Holidays in Sunny Beach

More than 800 hotels line Sunny Beach's 8 kilometres of golden sand on Bulgaria's Black Sea coast. As a more affordable - but no less sunny - alternative to Mediterranean resorts, 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.

30 °C

Best time to visit: Mid-June to mid-July and September

3 hours 40 min

Burgas Airport (BOJ), 25km from Sunny Beach

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

Recommended offers Sunny Beach

Tiara Beach Hotel

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

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 602 reviews

Thomas Cook Customer Rating
Based on 12 reviews

What is included ?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • Return Transfers

Lion Hotel

7 Nights, Half Board Plus
Hotel highlights
  • 200m from the beach
  • Family rooms
  • Two buffet restaurants

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 281 reviews

What is included ?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort 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 401 reviews

Thomas Cook Customer Rating
Based on 10 reviews

What is included ?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • Return Transfers

Marvel Hotel

7 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • Wellness facilities available
  • Within 100m from the beach
  • Central location

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 850 reviews

Thomas Cook Customer Rating
Based on 3 reviews

What is included ?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • Return Transfers

Palace Hotel

7 Nights, Half Board
Hotel highlights
  • Just 50m to the beach
  • Wi-Fi
  • Comfortable rooms

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 669 reviews

Thomas Cook Customer Rating
Based on 9 reviews

What is included ?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • Return Transfers

Hotel Bahami

7 Nights, Room Only
Hotel highlights
  • Central location
  • Close to the beach
  • In the heart of the action

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 86 reviews

What is included ?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • Resort service
  • ATOL Protection
  • Return Transfers

Bellevue Beach Hotel

7 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • Near the fine sandy beach
  • Close to amenities
  • Short walk to the lively resort centre

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 339 reviews

Thomas Cook Customer Rating
Based on 13 reviews

What is included ?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • Return Transfers

Grand Hotel Sunny Beach

7 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • Central location in Sunny Beach
  • Outdoor pool and terrace
  • Close to the beach

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 523 reviews

Thomas Cook Customer Rating
Based on 3 reviews

What is included ?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • Return Transfers

Hotel Belleville

7 Nights, Half Board
Hotel highlights
  • Quiet location away from the nightlife
  • Weekly barbecue night
  • Outdoor swimming pool

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 253 reviews

Thomas Cook Customer Rating
Based on 13 reviews

What is included ?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • Return Transfers

smartline Meridian

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

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 643 reviews

Thomas Cook Customer Rating
Based on 19 reviews

What is included ?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • Return Transfers

Often described as a huge 'beach fairground', the resort offers much more than the chance to improve your tan. Activities in Sunny Beach include water skiing, horseback riding and even quad biking. Families can enjoy water slides in the Action Aquapark and a miniature golf course. Restaurants have extensive menus, and many have small playgrounds for children. Nightlife options in this party town include bar crawls and discos.

The famed golden sands of the Black Sea are the main draw here, as they gently slope towards a calm and clean sea, which can get warmer than the Mediterranean. One of the largest beaches in Europe, at 8km long and 50 metres wide, Sunny Beach offers plenty of room for your beach umbrella. Beach Boulevard is one of the main places to go in Sunny Beach, offering hundreds of vendor stalls and shops. Dining is cheap 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 in Sunny Beach, such as jet-skiing, banana boating, windsurfing and diving into the depths of the Black Sea on a scuba diving course. Beyond the beach, Action Aquapark offers a lazy river, water slides and mini zoo; a karting track sits opposite. Sunny Beach also has bowling, quad-biking and horseback riding. For a break from all the action, take a short bus ride to the quaint old seaside town of Nessebar, where you can roam the cobbled streets, see its ancient ruins and have a relaxing meal.

When the sun goes down, the party begins - both on land and sea. Cocktail bars, discos and casinos dot the shoreline. Beachfront bars serve drinks and barbecue into the early hours. Nightclubs add light shows to the pulsing electronic music. Some revellers prefer to spend the evening partying on a yacht in the middle of the Black Sea. One of the popular things to do in Sunny Beach is go on a bar/disco crawl, where you can meet other travellers and dance the night away.

SUNNY BEACH IS BEST FOR...

Families: Spend the afternoon floating along the lazy river at Action Aquapark.

Culture buffs: Take a day trip to Nessebar for a picturesque example of Bulgarian heritage and archaeology.

Party-goers: Join an organised bar crawl to discover the top spots for cocktails and dance music.


FAST FACTS

Language: The language spoken in Sunny Beach is Bulgarian

Currency: The currency used in Sunny Beach is the Bulgarian Lev (Ɲb) 

Local time: Sunny Beach is two hours ahead of GMT/UK time

Fly to: Burgas Airport (BOJ), 25km from Sunny Beach

Flight time from UK: Approximately 3 hours 40 minutes

Tourist information: Further Sunny Beach tourist information can be found at www.sunny-beach-bulgaria.com

Visa & Health: Before your holiday to Sunny Beach, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/bulgaria for recommendations and advice on visas and health.


WEATHER AND CLIMATE

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

Best time to visit: Mid-June to mid-July and September

The 'middle season' months are still warm but less crowded than high season from late-July through August. Hotels and restaurants close from October till May.


GETTING AROUND

By foot: The resort is not very large, and the main beach strip is 2.5 km long. Many areas are pedestrian-only.

By train: A 'mini-train' carries tourists along the promenade, from one end of the beach to the other.

By bike: For a faster option than walking, hire a bicycle - or stand out from the crowd on your rented Segway, electric scooter or rickshaw.

By taxi: Agree a price with the driver before you set off.


EVENTS

Clubbing: Sunny Beach has a constant schedule of themed parties and concerts, from celebrating the full moon to showcasing a visiting DJ.

Competitions: Contests on the beach are numerous, well advertised and tend to be centred on the twentysomething visitor.

Boat parties: Several companies organise events on yachts that traverse the lake.


Why choose Thomas Cook

With hotels available to suit every person and every budget look no further than Thomas Cook for your getaway this year!

  • Thousands of hotels to choose from
  • Dedicated online customer service
  • Over 175 years of travel experience
  • Award winning travel company
  • Thousands of destinations worldwide

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