Black Sea Coast : Its 12 Unforgettable Faces

Bulgarian Black Sea Coast

The Bulgarian Black Sea coast covers the entire eastern bound of Bulgaria stretching from the Romanian Black Sea resorts in the north to European part of Turkey in the south, along 378 km of coastline. We discovered a part of it this summer, from Balchik to the south. We share with you its 12 most beautiful faces.

Many people do not know the Bulgarian Black Sea coast as they should. Many tourists prefer to stay at the Golden Sands resorts or others, offering an international standing. Little chance that they then really discovered the real charm of the Black Sea. We discovered the Bulgarian Black Sea coast this summer and here are the 12 unforgettable faces it offered to us.


   1. Authentic Black Sea beaches where to lounge.

….Far away from mass tourism. Many small nice and quiet beaches are present everywhere on the coast, provided they get away from the tourist spots and sometimes very noisy. You then discover the charm of the Bulgarian beaches and you spend a unique moment. Among them, Beach of Silistar, located 5 km south of village of Sinemorets, is incredibly beautiful. The sea here is quiet, the bottom is sloping, and the sea water is crystal and clear. The sand is fine and golden. You can find lot of small beaches even more secret. We let you discover (on the cover picture, the beach from the sky).

Bulgarian Black Sea Coast
©MadameBulgaria – Silistar Beach (South)

2. Architectural small Bulgarian cities to cross.

You will not be able to get a general nice opinion of the Bulgarian Black Sea coast if you only visit Varna or Burgas. Balchik, Sozopol, Nessebar, Ahtopol or Sinemorets are definitely historic and architectural small cities to cross. Nessebar is one of the oldest cities in Europe, listed as a World Heritage Site by Unesco. The old center of Nessebar is situated on a peninsula which makes it a unique place. June is the ideal period to discover theses small cities because few people.

Bulgarian Black Sea Coast
©MadameBulgaria – Nessebar


   3. Incredible views to enjoy.

The Bulgarian Black Sea coast offers on all its extent different points of view, equally impressive from each others. And sometimes the impression of discovering a new world, one that one does not see in the guides, almost secret. Sinemorets, a small village located in the very southeast of the country, offers one of the most incredible views of the Black sea. It is also the place where the river Veleka flows into the sea.

Bulgarian Black Sea Coast
©MadameBulgaria – Sinemorets


   4. Lot of historical sites to visit. 

Bulgarian Black Sea is not a superficial and commercial touristic place as many people like to say. It is also and not the least an historical area with many historical monuments, museums and churches. For example, the Greeks founded in the city of Sozopol the colony of Apollonia towards the sixth century BC. Today it keeps memories. The city of Nessebar has more than 2,600 years of history and today offers a rich heritage to discover and we find objects more than 3000 years old in Balchik. Highly historical.

Bulgarian Balck Sea Coast
©MadameBulgaria – Nessebar


   5. Incredible landscapes to admire.

Sometimes, you discover in Bulgaria somethings that you never seen before elsewhere. It is unique and only in Bulgaria. You can find on the internet looking good full of incredibly fascinating country photos, the creations of Bulgarian nature sometimes impressive. We share yours.

Bulgarian Black Sea Coast
©MadameBulgaria – Salt Lakes, Burgas


   6. On the coolest monastery on the world to enter…

…dug in the rock. Aladzha Monastery, close to Varna city, is a national monument historic and the most famous medieval cave monastery on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast. It was inhabited by hermit monks during the XIII- XIV centuries. A nice and impressive discovery not to miss while a trip in the Black Sea in the heart of the rocks.

Bulgarian Black Sea Coast
©MadameBulgaria – Aladzha Monastery, Golden Sands


   7. Full of pictures of fishing boats to do.

Small white and blue wooden boats, there are everywhere on the coast. You will never see as many small fishing boats (so cute !) as there. Colorful, more or less new, they make the coast more picturesque, definitely authentic and quiet.

Bulgarian Black Sea Coast
©MadameBulgaria – Sozopol


   8. Black Sea salt water very good for health.

Black Sea lye has a proven medical effect – it is used for treatment and prevention of diseases associated with the locomotor mechanism, skin sores and wounds, varicose veins, and colds. It is recommended for treatment of osteoarthritis, arthritis, etc… It is good to sit in the lye for no more than 20-30 minutes to avoid too much pressure on the heart. And a real moment of pleasure. The salt lakes in Burgas are one of these places where you can take a therapeutic bath.

Bulgarian Black Sea Coast
©MadameBulgaria – Salt Basins, Burgas


   9. Many chic restaurants to taste.

On the Black Sea coast, as in Sofia, there are not only Bulgarian taverns with traditional Bulgarian food. You can also find very chic and delicious places, feet in the sea or almost. Most offer views of the beach and the sea for the « pleasure of the eyes ». This type of restaurants is present on all the Bulgaria Black Sea coast and very often offers affordable prices, many tasty meals and excellent service.

Bulgarian Black Sea Coast
©SeaTerrace Restaurant – Varna


   10. Many cultural events to participate.

We thought that the most culturally dynamic cities were Sofia and Plovdiv. But many things were going on on the Black Sea too, with concerts, theatrical and musical performances, art exhibitions and many festival events. Varna was the only one to host this year the « Fête de la Musique » on 21th June. The Varna Summer International Festival of Jazz or the Varna International Music Festival offer also a large program of performances the all summer. Not forget to mention the performances that take place several times a week in public spaces as this year and for the first time with the MTV Present Varna Beach.

Bulgarian Black Sea Coast
©MadameBulgaria – Varna Summer International Festival of Jazz


   11. Varna, a city reborn to visit. 

Varna is not the most beautiful city of the coast (Burgas either), but Varna is probably the most promising. Very colored, an effort seems to be made to make it as pleasant as possible. The facades of the buildings are gradually renovated and neighborhoods gradually come to life. Few people appreciate Varna. But if you detach yourself from the material, you will let yourself be carried away by the soul it possesses. And everything will go much better.

Bulgarian Black Sea Coast
©MadameBulgaria – Varna city


   12. A crazy Back Sea turquoise water where to bathe. 

Big discovering. The Black sea is not black, but nicely turquoise. And it is really so beautiful. To the question we are often asked : « Why is the Black Sea called the Black Sea if it is not ? », we collected many many different answers. If you know the real reason, contact us. Then, this article can probably help us.

Bulgarian Black Sea Coast
©MadameBulgaria – Sozopol
Marie Pietrzak

Founder & Editorial Director

Marie is the founder of Madame Bulgaria. She fell in love with Bulgaria when she came for the first time for a weekend in 2012.

1 Comment
  1. « The scientists also found that heavy trace metals from the fallout sank quickly from the top waters to the bottom of the sea. A sample of sediment showed trace metals had fallen to the bottom within months of the accident.

    But it appears that highly soluble elements from the fallout, such as cesium-137, will take longer to disappear from the water, perhaps over 100 years, Buesseler said.

    He said levels of cesium-137 in the top water of the Black Sea are 10,000 times greater than what is considered safe for drinking water. »

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