Sunny Beach is the biggest and the sunniest Bulgarian resort, with the longest and the widest beach strip, with hotels spread along the beach and among the dunes.
The resorts lies only 35 km north of the city of Bourgas, stretching along a beautiful semicircular bay facing east. Closed to the north by the descending ridges of the Balkan Range, thus blending sea and mountain in perfect harmony. Lying to the south is the small peninsula on which the ancient town of Nessebar is located – an architectural and historic monument of Bulgarian and world culture. Accessibility is very good with regular boat and bus connections to the district centre of Bourgas and Varna – 95 km. Charter flights from and to the UK and Germany are operated by the Bourgas international airport during the summer season.
Sunny Beach features wide and warm sea with a gently sloping, sandy bottom and approximately 1,700 hours of sunshine from May to October, plenty of ozone and ultraviolet rays, along with the fresh breeze. The average daily temperature in summer is 27°C. The resort was awarded the prestigious Blue Flag International prize for proven ecological advantages.
Sunny Beach has more than 100 hotels, 2 campsites, over 130 catering establishments: restaurants, taverns with folklore shows, bars with floor shows, night clubs, casino, discos and cafes, providing culinary pleasures and a good mood. Here you can also find a shopping centre, as well as arts and crafts bazaars.
One can find here every conceivable opportunity for sports: surfing, water skis and parachutes, hang-gliding and banana, sailing, yachts, paddle boats, cutters, scooters, rowboats, tennis courts, beach volleyball, playing grounds, mini-golf, skittle alley, bowling, riding ground, fitness halls, sports tournaments for amateurs and professionals.
A genuine children’s paradise – plenty of fun and games, children pools, slides, carting, Rolba water slide, inflatable trampoline, sport schools. In addition: special discounts, children’s menus, 24-hour kindergarten, etc.
The resort features a varied cultural programme – Golden Orpheus International Festival of Bulgarian Pop Songs, folklore and symphony concerts, exhibitions, Miss Sunny Beach contest, etc. Short excursions both inland and abroad are organized regularly.
Sunny Beach is living through a transformation that started in 2000. The importance and reputation of the resort have grown sharply, especially among Western tourists. Investments in high class accommodation have moved in parallel, with some 500 million euro being invested in Sunny Beach in the last four years. As a result the resort has cemented its top place as a tourist destination in Bulgaria. The combination of warm sea, fine sand, sunny weather and affordable prices ensure excellent prospects for the future as an increasing number of people are switching from the Spanish Costas and the French Riviera to more exotic destinations like this Bulgarian pearl.