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Sunny Beach: the most popular seaside resort in Bulgaria

Sunny Beach is a resort located along the southern Bulgarian coast of Black Sea, just 35 km north of Burgas. This tourist site overlooks a semicircular bay, and it’s closed to the north by the cliffs of the Balkan chain, while to the south is a small peninsula where lies the historic town of Nessebar.

Sunny Beach is easily accessible from Burgas (35 km) and Varna (95 km) through regular bus services. It is also connected with the rest of Europe via the Burgas international airport.


Sunny Beach is the greatest and most popular holiday center of Bulgaria with many hotels, restaurants, bars, pubs, night clubs, discos and entertainment venues. The beach, 8 km long has a width that varies between 30 and 60 meters, it has recently won the blue flag for the ecology.

Sunny Beach attracts many tourists from northern Europe (Germany, Scandinavia, Great Britain) from Russia and Bulgaria, here you can enjoy all kinds of sports (windsurfing, waterskiing, sailing, tennis, beach volleyball, mini-golf, bowling, fitness), the city is also rich in nightlife and entertainment thanks to this has become a favorite of young people.

Sightseeing in the area:

Nessebar, an ancient town only 3 km from Sunny Beach, has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage properties, the town was founded about 3000 years ago, it has important remains of the Hellenistic period including the Acropolis, the Temple of Apollo, the Agora, and the remains of Thracian fortifications. There are also important monuments of the Middle Ages as the Stara Mitropolia Basilica and the Byzantine fortress. Also characteristic of the city are the most recent wooden houses typical of the Black Sea nineteenth century.

Varna-Golden Sands (95 km), one of the most important tourist sites in Bulgaria, worth a visit the Marine Gardens, with a rich variety of Mediterranean plants, the Aquarium and the dolphinarium.


The climate of Sunny Beach (Slanchev Bryag) is Mediterranean, characterized by warm summers and mild winters. Summer is hot and dry, with average temperatures in July, the warmest month, ranging between 29°C and 19°C.

The water temperature, between July and September, ranging between 23°C and 21°C. The rains are never abundant, the average annual rainfall is below 600 mm.

The tourist season starts in May and ends in October, this is the best time to visit Sunny Beach.


SUNNY BEACH (7 metres)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days
January 0,2 7,0 44,3
February 1,5 8,3 47,6
March 4,1 11,7 48,2
April 8,0 16,2 69,8
May 13,3 22,4 49,9
June 17,5 27,2 32,1
July 19,6 29,2 27,6
August 19,8 29,3 28,4
September 16,3 25,1 45,5
October 11,7 19,8 62,2
November 6,6 14,0 68,9
December 1,6 8,5 57,1
YEAR 10,0 18,2 581,6
Month Sea Water Temperature °C
January 9
February 9
March 9
April 11
May 16
June 21
July 24
August 24
September 22
October 18
November 14
December 11

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