Untouched areas along the Black Sea
The Bulgarian Black Sea coast offers a variety of places, experiences and leisure. It has 378 km of coastline and includes more than 230 beaches, many bays, picturesque estuaries with beautiful forests and a wonderful combination of mountain climate and sea. The Bulgarian Black Sea coast has been inhabited since ancient times and today in many of the cities and resorts valuable historical monuments can be seen. Among them is the ancient city of Nessebar, a cultural monument under the auspices of UNESCO. Below one can see the best beaches that one can visit separated by their location: from north to south.
The north coast
The northern coast of the Black Sea covers the coast from where the Balkan mountains meet the sea at Cape Emine, to Cape Sivriburun to the north on the border with Romania. The beauty of this region is breathtaking and multifaceted – golden beaches, rocky coasts with caves, long forests and coastal lakes alternate and paint beautiful landscapes.
Bolata beach is located in the bay that carries the same name and is part of the Kaliakra Reserve. It is located in the northern part of the Bulgarian Black Sea coast and about 14 km from the city of Kavarna. To get to Bolata, you have to go down a motorway after the village of Bulgarevo, bearing in mind that the road is quite narrow for two cars. The beach is nice and clean; the water is shallow, clear and fresh. You can find many species of fish in the bay. Thanks to the fact that Via Pontica, one of the main routes for the migration of birds from all over Europe, crosses the beach, you can also find interesting species of waterfowl. The bay is an excellent place for diving. It is part of the club “The Most Beautiful Bays in the World”.
Kara Dere is one of the wildest places on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast. It is located between the city of Byala and the village of Goritsa, in the northeast of Bulgaria, Varna region. A favorite place for lovers of unspoilt nature, camping tourism, nudism and extreme sports such as surfing and windsurfing. The area is accessible by car, bicycle or by walking from Byala or Goritsa. Those who want to enjoy the beauty of this beach camping should keep in mind that the nearest food stores are in Byala. Please do not leave trash after leaving to help with the conservation of nature.
It is a protected area and is the largest sandy beach of the Black Sea in Bulgaria. “Kamchiiski Pyasuci” are about 40 km from Varna and lie between the village of Shkorpilovtsi and the mouth of the Kamchia River. The beach is really huge and attracts people who dream of deserted and unspoiled beaches. You can camp in the wild forest behind the beach, but we always ask you to take the trash after you leave. The area is extremely quiet and offers privacy and escape from stress. There are no bars or lifeguards on the beach of Kamchia. It is recommended that visitors to the beach carry an umbrella for shade, water and something to eat.
The beach of Kamchia (aka ‘Romantica¨) is part of the same protected region of Kamchiiski Pyasuci and is located at the mouth of the river Kamchia with the Black Sea. The beach is very beautiful but we warn that swimming here is quite dangerous because the river forms currents and underwater wells. There are two camping complexes available to stay but they are old. Visitors to the beach can ride a boat along the river and enjoy the beautiful wild vegetation of the region.
The beach of Pasha Dere is located about 15 km south of Varna. It is famous for its wild nature, clean and wide beaches and the lack of urbanization. It is known as a place that is visited by young people, who camp and have fun there in the summer, also by people from Varna who want to be out of town. It is more visited during weekends and quieter during working days. You can go by car, exiting at the start of the main road from Varna to Burgas. The sea is extremely clean and rich in marine species.
The south coast
The southern coast of the Black Sea covers the southern coast from Cape Emine to the town of Rezovo on the border with Turkey. Many of the most beautiful beaches on the coast are in this part and they are also the most popular. It has many luxury complexes, reserves, natural landmarks and campsites. Here are some of the most outstanding architectural reserves on the coast such as; Nessebar, Pomorie and Sozopol. If you want to know more about the cities follow this link.
Silistar is a protected area with camping in the Burgas region, located about 5 km from the village of Sinemorets and the village of Rezovo. It can be reached by car and there is a parking lot. Silistar is probably the most famous and beautiful bay of the Black Sea coast. The water is almost always calm, in summer it is warm and very clean. The beach is one of the favorite places on the Bulgarian coast for surfing. There are restaurants, paid umbrellas and facilities for diving.
Irakli is a protected area located near the town of Emona, Municipality of Nessebar, 51 km south of Varna and 45 km north of Burgas. It can be reached by car. It is known for its pristine nature and clean environment. Irakli is visited mainly by young people attracted by the contact with nature. The July Morning hippy celebration (the dawn of July 1) is an event for which many people from different parts of Bulgaria and from all over the world visit Irakli. There are camping and restaurants at the beginning of the beach.
Veleka beach is located in the village of Sinemorets, Burgas region, along the mouth of the Veleka River and is one of the most beautiful beaches in Bulgaria. Visitors can bathe in the sea and in the waters of the river. You reach the beach by car on a path that goes off the main road between Ahtopol and Sinemorets. The area is part of a protected area and has preserved its beauty until today. Boat trips are also offered to enjoy the wild nature along the banks of the river. On the beach there are several bars and restaurants and also a surf school.
Varvara is a village in southeastern Bulgaria, Burgas region. It is best known for the beautiful sea, although the sandy beach is quite small. Due to its remoteness, the town has managed to preserve its pure nature and its crystal clear waters. The village is surrounded by rocky bays suitable for spearfishing and diving. During the first week of September, the Varvara Fair takes place over two days. Varvara is a perfect tourist destination for those looking for a holiday that combines quiet life and delicious food. Only 4km from Varvara, Ahtopol is located, another very old and interesting town full of life during the summer months.