A fantastic and very clean beach, as is the town itself, they do charge 21 lev for 2 sunbeds and a parasol but at around £10, good value for a whole days sunbathing, however be warned do not drink at Alibi`s beach bar, i was ripped off with there so called buy one get one free promotion, but at every other bar i visited (and there was a lot) i had no problems, for something to eat although most beach front restaurants are very nice to sit at they are expensive, go into town where there is more competition, we found an excellent bistro called the condor very good food and service second to none and very very reasonable prices look it up if you go and see if i am right.
you ride on Sunny Beach itself - just walk the beach promenade in the afternoon - there are guys renting horses.To be precise in front ot hotel Chaika beach and hotel Majestic.There are probably others but I know these two. These are no fancy horses - they are carriage pulling horses. it's more like a side income for the guys with the carriages.If you want race quality horses ,you have to go to the horseriding base - but than they don't take you to the beach.They offer horseriding trips in the country and nearby hills.
Except Hotels,shops and Clubs ,there is not much else in Sunny Beach. So if you expect to interact with Bulgaria , you'd better go to the Ancient town of Nessebar ( see my transportation Tip on how to get there )to experience Traditional Renaissance Architecture and Byzantine Ruins or Take a "Bulgarian Evening" - the one that your REPs are offering you .
Besides that , Sunny Beach Hotels are in an endless competition of who's gonna be the biggest, the prettiest,the most expensive. They build and build and build...
the number of the hotels in Sunny Beach is around 130 till the present moment.
The main ones are in alphabetical order:
Aktinia (3 *) Alba (4 *) Amfora Beach (3 *)Amphibia (3 *) Arda (2 *) Astoria (3 *)Avliga (2 *) Azurro (3 *) Baikal (2 *)Balaton (2 *) Balkan (2 *) Bellevue (4 *)Biser (2 *) Bor (3 *) Bourgas (3 *)Chaika(5 *) Delfin (2 *) Delta Beach (4 *)Delta Palace (4 *) Diamant (4 *) Dunav (2 *)Evrika (3 *) Evrika Beach (4 *) Evropa (3 *)Feniks (3 *) Fiesta Beach (4 *) Flora (4 *)Galab (3 *) Glarus (3 *) Globus (4 *)Gramada (2 *) Helena Park (4 *) Helena Sands (5 *)Helios Palace (4 *) Hemus (2 *)Hrizantema (4 *)Iglika (2 *) Iskar (3 *) Iskra (4 *)Jeravi (4 *) Juli (4 *) Kalina Garden (4 *)Kalofer (2 *) Karlovo (2 *) Kavkaz (3 *)Klisura (3 *) Kontinental (2 *) Kontinental 1-2 (2 *)Kontinental 3-4 (3 *) Koral (3 *) Korona (4 *)Kotva (3 *) Kristal (2 *) Kuban (3 *)Lebed (2 *) Lilia (2 *) Longoza (2 *)
Lyulin (3 *) Majestic (4 *) Mak (2 *)Maritza (2 *) Marvel (4 *) Mena Palace (4 *)Merkury (4 *) Morska zvezda (3 *) Neptun Beach (4 *)Nessebur (3 *) Nobel (4 *) Nympha (2 *)Oasis (4 *) Olimp (3 *) Orel (2 *)Orion (2 *) Palace (3 *) Pelikan (3 *)Pirin (2 *) Pliska (2 *) Polusi (3 *)Pomorie (3 *) Regina (3 *) Rila (3 *)Rodopi (4 *) Roussalka (2 *) Sunny Beach (4 *)Shipka (3 *) Sirena (2 *) Slavianski (3 *)Sokol (3 *) Strandja (4 *) Sun Palace (3 *)Svezest (3 *) Tiara Beach (4 *) Trakia (3 *)
Because Sunny Beach you can not watch sunsets over the sea (one exception will be if you go to the Old town of Nessebar - you will have the chance to see the sun reflecting in the waters of the bay, Or if you take a boat at that time too). But if you wanna get romantic, you have to wake up early in the morning to meet the first sun rays.
Even tho not so spectacular as the sunrises over the sea by cap Emine ,the sunsets over Sunny Beach are still nice to be seen. Somehow over the land , the breeze manages to sculpt the clowds in curious shapes that can let your imagination fly and your camera click:)))
The Full moon tracing a light path in the still waters of the bay is a great sight . I can't wait for the water to get warmer so I can go for a swim at night. Sometimes when there is more plancton in the water - is sparkles and lits between your fingers while you swim ..ever seen this?
The main ressource of Sunny Beach is ....
I love it especially when the sun sets down and the beach gets empty. You can take a walk on the wet sand having for company the seagulls ,the waves and your thoughts.....It's a great way to relax :)) I went yesturday horseriding at night - you can do it aswell - there is a boy with a horse opposite to Majestic hotel . Sometimes dogs come to keep you company - if you don't harm them ,they won't hurt you.....
Every morning we walked to the beach to have a swim and really enjoyed it because there were nobody else there. Also the beach was clean. In the evening when people left there was all kinds of trash everywhere, like papers, plastic cups, bottles and dirty nappies. Disgusting! I don't understand why people cannot take them to trash cans. Water was warm and the waves nice. Not too big and scary.
The bustling Black Sea resort of Slanchev Briag, (Sunny Beach in English; Sonnenstrand in German), is situated immediately north of Nessebar.
The resort attracts large numbers of tourists from all over the world and boasts a 6km stretch of sandy beach and warm, clean sea.
The resort itself has over 30,000 hotel beds, and is developing rapidly. There are several hundred restaurants, cafes and bars and countless shops and market stalls.
Yupp, that's right. Just hit the beach! A visit to Sunny Beach is not complete if you haven't been on the beach.
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