Sunny Beach Resort travel guide

WEATHER AND CLIMATE

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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SUNNY BEACH IS BEST FOR...

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. 

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FAST FACTS

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 www.sunny-beach-bulgaria.com.

Visa / health: Before you start your Sunny Beach Bulgaria holidays, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/bulgaria for recommendations and advice on visas and health.

Holiday destinations related to Sunny Beach Resort:

  • Bankso
  • Borovets
  • Golden Sands
  • Duni
  • GETTING AROUND

    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. 

    EVENTS

    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.