Sizzling Sunny Beach
For those seeking warm blue seas and golden white sands, you won’t find a better way to relax than holidays to Sunny Beach. Renowned as the largest beach location in Bulgaria, Sunny Beach boasts miles of sprawling pristine coastline and with just a three hour flight from the UK, you could be sunning yourself on its sands sooner than you think. A lively spot on the little-known Black Sea Coast, it offers not only the ideal beach break but a vibrant nightlife well worth taking part in. With the UNESCO listed town of Nessebar just a fifteen minute drive away and wealth of spectacular landscapes awaiting your discovery, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for on Sunny Beach holidays.
Here Comes the Sun
This award-winning resort is widely recognised for its superb climate and, with its lapping waves and nice warm weather; you won’t find a better place to visit. An ideal choice for those seeking a laid-back break in the sunshine without the hefty price tag, you’ll find numerous accommodation options to choose from. Experience stunning sea views, beautiful beachside locations and plenty of child-friendly options. Sunny Beach holidays lend themselves perfectly to jam-packed family getaways, with attractions including waterslides, trampolines and paddling pools. For those seeking a bit of sunshine as a group or couple, you’ll find great places to stay – whether you’d rather spend your time on the sands or in the bars.
The main attraction of holidays to Sunny Beach is of course the beach itself and you’ll certainly enjoy the 8km stretch of pristine sands that occupies the area. With a line of sun-loungers and a wealth of water sports to enjoy, there are plenty of things to do here – the Sunny Day Resort nearby even boasts a child’s playground and games room for little ones looking to expend their energy. Adventure-seekers will be in their element too, with numerous activities to indulge in. Head to the bowling alley to enjoy a competitive family game of ten pin or shimmy into your wetsuit to take part in everything from water-skiing to jet-skiing. For those feeling especially brave there is the option to try your hand at parachuting, giving you a unique perspective on Bulgaria’s beautiful surroundings. After your day of relaxing on the beach, you’ll be able to choose from a variety of restaurants scattered around the resort in the evening. From traditional Bulgarian cuisine to British favourites, you’re sure to find something to enjoy. If it is nightlife you’re looking for, you’ll be pleased that Sunny Beach holidays come packed with bars and pubs for you to enjoy. Be sure to try one of the cocktails while you’re there and if you’ve remembered to pack your dancing shoes, head to the nearby nightclubs to keep on boogying until the sun comes up. For those looking for family-orientated entertainment, it is well worth heading to the nearby resort of Golden Sands.
Things to do in Sunny Beach
Situated on the little-known Black Sea Coast, this modern holiday resort is best known for its blissful beaches. Of all the Sunny Beach attractions the most popular can be found on its main beach – 8 kilometres of sand swept coastline stretches along the promenade, lined by sun-loungers and a vibrant beachside bar for when you need to refuel. Serving as a great base to explore the surrounding areas of Bulgaria, you’ll find yourself in close proximity to a great many of the region’s attractions, from water parks to cultural hotspots.
Wine and Dine
If you’re looking to refuel with excellent food and drink, you won’t be short on choice in Sunny Beach. For an authentic taste of the region, dip into one of the Bulgarian restaurants in the town – you’ll have the opportunity to sample everything from Shopska salad to 'Tarator', a deliciously cooling soup that will be all too welcome after all that sunshine. Head uphill and away from the tourist spots to find spicy kavarma stew and roasted lamb to linger on the palate. Aside from Bulgarian delicacies, there are numerous restaurants serving up everything from Indian dishes to British classics.
Action and Adventure
Many of the action-packed things to do in Sunny Beach can be found on the beach itself, with a great range of water sports available to try. Pedalos and banana boats are available for those looking to catch a glimpse of the land from the water, while back on the sands there is always a game of volleyball to join in. If you’ve got a penchant for a wetsuit, you’ll love taking part in everything from jet-skiing to paragliding, as well as scuba-diving which proves particularly popular.
It’s no doubt that one of the greatest Sunny Beach attractions for little ones can be found in the Aqua Park. With no better way to enjoy the Bulgarian sunshine than spending the day frolicking in the water, the entire family will enjoy the selection of rides and slides at this haven. Whether you rise to the challenge of the thrill-inducing high slides or float away with the lazy river, you’ll certainly be able to keep the kids captivated for hours.
If you haven’t forgotten your dancing shoes, there are some great things to do in Sunny Beach after the sunshine fades. Numerous Irish pubs line the streets, serving up great live music and an obligatory pint of Guinness, while beach bars transform into bustling bars serving up exotic cocktails. If you’ve got the stamina, head down the main strip and spend your night in one of the great nightclubs in Sunny Beach. Those embarking on an epic night out should consider a short stay in Varna, where you’ll find a unique blend of old-school charm with thriving modern culture.
Recharge and Relax
If you’d rather indulge in the sunny beach attractions that promote peace and tranquillity, there is nothing more idyllic than a sunset cruise. Take a boat from the port at Sunny Beach and sail off into the fading sunshine as you sit back, enjoy your spectacular surroundings and linger over a glass of champagne. Regular day cruises can also be found that journey to the old town of Nessebar, where you’ll find plenty of opportunity to stroll around and enjoy the stunning architecture.