Sunny Beach in Bulgaria: where to sleep, when to go and how to get there

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Sunny Beach è the most important seaside resort in Bulgaria, with more than 800 hotels offering over 300.000 beds. The main attractions are the beach and nightlife.

Surely this seaside resort on the Black Sea is an excellent destination for young people and for those looking for low cost holidays or especially if you are in the middle of summer traveling to Bulgaria.

Sunny Beach is not very big and you can turn tranquilizer on foot. The main promenade road with beach bars and shops is approximately 2,5km long. The Action Aquapark water park can also be reached easily on foot.



I shops, bars and restaurants they are mostly quite similar, and the main areas of interest are within easy walking distance. In any case there is no need to cover long distances, other than just for the fun of it.

The beach of Sunny Beach

The beautiful beach of Sunny Beach in Bulgaria - Photo from Istock

The beach is one of the main reasons for Sunny Beach's tourist fame. It is about a beach over 5 km long and about 30-60 meters wide, clear and not rocky, excellent for families with children, but also for young people who want to relax after a long night of fun.

There are two main areas: one near the shore, the "pay zone", where you have to rent an umbrella; and one behind it, the "free zone", where you can freely put your umbrella.

Where to sleep in Sunny Beach

Le best areas to sleep in Sunny Beach they are the ones near the beach. Many of the hotels are located near the main promenade, while the farthest are approximately 1 km from the beach (10-15 minutes on foot).



Those who choose a low cost destination very often do not aim for cheaper hotels, but for good ones that in other destinations would cost much more. Many of the hotels we have selected offer All Inclusive treatment.

Best luxury hotels in Sunny Beach

Barceló Royal Beach

Boutique Apartment Hotel Versis

Royal Palace Helena Park – Ultra All Inclusive

Best mid-range hotels and accommodations

Blue Pearl Hotel – Ultra All – Inclusive

Aquapark Apartment

Yavor Palace Hotel – All Inclusive

Best hotels and budget accommodation in Sunny Beach

Flower Street Studios

Waterpark Fort Apartments

Cantilena Complex

Sunny Fort Apartments

When to go to Sunny Beach

La tourist season is divided into 3 parts: low season from early May to mid-June and September; mid-season from mid-June to mid-July and from mid-August to early September; and high season from mid-July to mid-August, or even until the end of August.


Although it is a year-round economic destination, for those looking for a low cost holiday the months of May, June and September are recommended. In these times you can find good ones

How to get to Sunny Beach

The nearest airport is Burgas airport (BOJ), which is located about 25 km from Sunny Beach. There are no direct flights to Burgas airport, however with a stopover you can reach this airport easily from all airports.

To reach Sunny Beach da Burgas you can take the bus or rent a car. The rates for car rental are not high and having a car could be very convenient for traveling during the holiday.


If you want a direct flight, you can take a flight to Sofia and then rent a car or take a bus. The distance from this airport is 415 km and it takes 4 and a half hours by car or almost 7 hours by bus.

Water park in Sunny Beach, Bulgaria Photo from Istock
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