Sunny Beach Travel Guide

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Sunny Beach Things to Do

  • Beach

    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...

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  • Aqua Park

    Their are 2 aqua parks in the area 1 in sunny beach and another in Nessebar. Both can be easily got too by free shuttle busses and the local bus stops. The Nessebar aqua park is bigger and has better slides

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  • Sea

    We spent a very pleasant day traveling the 5-6 miles or so along the river. These boats are beautifully decorated motor boats that gently flow with the tide toward the mouth of the Montreal the sights and sounds are well worth checking out it's good value for money as I'm sure we saw a return trip cost was silly money. The trip takes about an hour...

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Sunny Beach Restaurants

  • Great Food, Great Service, Great Night

    Me and the wife were walking along the Sea Lane in Sunny Beach and found the above restraunt. It had seating inside and out and what drew us in was they had live music but not blaring out so you couldn't hear yourself think. We sat down and from then on it was a pleasure to be in the place. Our waitress Steffi was great, took us through the menu...

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  • Excellent restaurant in Sunny Beach

    We went to Sunny Beach ~5 times and found this place near the end of our first holiday there. Since then, we were regular guests. By the way, I was very surprised that manager and boss (who we met first time there) remembered all of us next year. Service is good, food is delicious and meals are really big and I could have rarely eat everything I...

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  • Great fusion restaurant

    This is the best place in Sunny Beach for sushi and Asian food! I ate there almost every day during my stay and tried many of the dishes. I must say, I'm quite satisfied with the quality of food and services there.

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Sunny Beach Nightlife

  • a good laugh

    I am also going to sunny beach on the 12th aug,there are 6 adults going with our own fancy dress,i have been to sunny beach 4 times but i have never seen a fancy dress shop there.a very good night out for a laugh and they even have a box of fancy dress 4 u 2 use is the mexican bar just across from the hotel merridian,good food a pole is there 4 u...

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  • Great Pub in Sunny beach

    Amigo's bar in sunny beach is one of the best bars I have been in. The staff are so friendly and its a great atmosphere in there. We spend most of the two weeks dancing on the bar and having a great laugh with all the staff. There is no dress code. You can wear as much or as little as you want

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  • Bar to avoid

    I've just returned from a week in Sunny Beach and can safely say that Fresh is the worst of the bars I went to. Not only do the cocktails taste worse than the ones in every other bar on the strip, the barman (or owner?) Miro is extremely rude. The time we were there, he told me and my girlfriend to "get up and move outside, this table is for more...

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Sunny Beach Transportation

  • Bourgas Airport

    Burgas Airport is situated in the bay on the southern Bulgarian Black Sea coast, 10 km north-east of the city of Burgas.Burgas Airport has been built on an area of 2 532 000 sq m, including a cargo centre as well. It has a 3 200 m runway capable of receiving the heaviest types of aircraft such as Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet and An 124 Rouslan.One of the...

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  • GREAT DEAL!!!

    Travel dates: 12, 19, 26 Jun & 3, 10 & 17 Jul a week in Bulgaria's Sunny Beach resort, for an amazing £149 per person.Departing London Gatwick on 12, 19 and 26 June, the offer includes return flights, seven nights at the 3-diamond Aurelia Hotel including breakfast, in-flight meals, ticket on departure fees and all taxes!

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  • With TAXI to.....

    An absolute rip off for a single person . See tip above on what you pay for bus Tickets to same destinationFor example : considering that a bus ticket Sunny Beach-Bourgas one way is 4lv , both ways 8 lv - the price of 100lv is 10 times more ( Sunny Beach - Nessebar - 70stotinki ) .I can not be sure if this means the taxi will stay with you during...

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Sunny Beach Shopping

  • Shopping Market

    Shopping Market stands in Sunny Beach occupy the whole central area and all main streets of the resort. Endless rows on both sides of the promenade sell you china clothes ,towels , inflatable beach stuff, kitch souvenirs , shoes ,sandals ,flops , toys , etc etc...Actually Sunny Beach is one big Market Area in the summer."V&A" ???!!!! or you meant...

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  • Shopping in Sunny Beach

    There are plenty of bargains to be had in Sunny Beach. Nearly all the shops in the resort are small units and they tend to sell mostly the same as every other unit but don't buy from the first shop you go into as you will probably find that you may get it cheaper in another. You can haggle with them too. There is also a new shopping mall at the...

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  • Warehouses for bulgarian souvenirs

    Opposite to the groceries warehouses is a warehouse with great souvenirs to bring home from Bulgaria - pottery , or carved wood , embroided shirt or a whole costume - you have a great variety and something for everyone . And not the least - the best prices.

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Sunny Beach Local Customs

  • warning currency exchange

    Warning Sunny Beach Visitors!DO NOT USE ANY - ABSOLUTELY ANY CURRENCY EXCHANGE PLACE EXCEPT A REAL BANK. THE GOVERNMENT OF BULGARIA ALLOWS 20% DEFERENCE IN THE REAL VALUE OF YOUR MONEY WHEN YOU EXCHANGE AND ALL THE CURRENCY EXCHANGE PLACES IN SUNNY BEACH ARE SCAMMERS!!! IF YOU NEGOTIATE IN ADVANCE THEY WILL NOT KEEP THEIR WORD AND WILL STEAL 20% OF...

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  • Invitors

    As a general rule - most of the restaurants in the center have a "caller" or "invitor" whose task is to bring you into the resaurant. They usually hand you the menu or tell you jokes .They might irritate you , but this is their job....Please be tolerant :))))

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  • Having a nap on the lawn

    During the hottest hours of the day, and it got really hot in Sunny Beach during the day, you could see local people sleeping on the lawn like this woman, who however began to pose when she realised that I was going to take her photo.

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Sunny Beach Warnings and Dangers

  • stay away

    Just got back from sunny beach was pulled into this same place after a few drinks. my friend was charged 500 lev to leave. I had no money and was threatened and after about an hour was somehow able to leave the place without being harmed. Just be very careful very very dodgy at night, also watch out for prostitutes!

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  • Erotic bars and clubs - mobsters

    Avoid every erotic bar and club in Sunny Beach. You could be charged 150lv for entry or 300 for a drink. Or for exit. If you dont have money to pay you can seriously hurt. Sunny Beach is really unsafe place at night. Police station is available from 9:00 to 17:00, there is nobody speaking english at night (or just bribed and dont want to react for...

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  • Stay away from disco clubs in Nessebar

    Wherever "Vigo" or the other clubs in Nesebar, stay away from there. Of course the mafia that runs the resort also likes the area. It's where they are to be found. And believe me, you won't be safe there. So , I strongly reccomend that you stick to Lazur, Eisberg, and the clubs that are located within Sunny Beach's resort.

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Sunny Beach Tourist Traps

  • Be careful

    Before i went on my first trip to Bulgaria in July 2011 i read review about people begging and all sorts of traps. It did put me off. Now after being there take my advice. When you walked down sunny beach you will get stopped so many times by people who works in bars and restaurants and they will try and make you go and spend some money these...

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  • Local Culture that is not so cultural

    Sunny Beach is a fantastic resort it has everything that enyone could need in a holiday stay the scenery, beaches, facilities and good eating and drinking but it is wise to take note of the following before you walk outside your resort.While your quite safe in your resort area, that is in the built up areas where there is lots of people and as...

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  • BEACH TICKETS

    You have to paid if you want a good place on the Beach.You need to pay for the beach umbrella and beach chair umbrella Same price if you go just one hour or all day

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Sunny Beach What to Pack

  • Bring Earplugs

    Bring Earplugs - no matter where you will sleep - there is a big chance that you hear loud music all night long. Of course you can always closw the window , but if the air conditionning is not working - you might suffocate from the heat in the night.:)))

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  • Sunglasses can be handy

    The sun is very bright and the beach is very pale in color, so don't forget to bring your sunglases.Here I wear my Okley 's

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  • Bring your beachwear

    The beach at Sunny Beach is very clean and nice, so bring your swimsuit, sunglasses, sunprotection and plenty of water or beer and you will enjoy your day.

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Sunny Beach Off The Beaten Path

  • THE SEA

    The sea and the beach are unique and FANTASTIC ! Water is hot in September .Better hour is near the Sunset ....try !

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  • Nessebar

    The medieval old town so well-preserved and intact is included in the list of monuments of the world cultural and natural heritage compiled at UNESCO. Nesebur is one of the oldest towns in Europe. Nesebur is situated on a small rocky peninsula of the Black Sea linked with the mainland by a400 m long isthmus.

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  • Nessebar

    Nesebar is one of the oldest towns in Bulgaria. You will find this seaside town, 38 km north-east of Burgas. It have a population of 8600. With the narrow cobblestone lanes, old houses with wooden bay windows and external staircases lend a unique romantic atmosphere to the town.

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Sunny Beach Sports & Outdoors

  • Surf school

    Owned by a friend of mine , the surf school this year is located along with the diving center between Cacao beach club and the river. It's always a good idea to give it a try , and you will have a qualified instructor to help you with your skills

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  • The Horseriding base

    My dream since I was a child is to have a horse,so I took the first step and did a horseriding lesson.It costed me 10lv for an hour, but the feeling is amazing. The horse riding base is at the end of Sunny Beach that is close to St Vlas. You will see it when passing by with the bus.Go, Go , Go !!!!!Beautiful horses are waiting for you !!!!They have...

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  • Rent a Jetski

    You will find the "normal" beach activities here as you will find anywhere such as Jet Ski, Paragliding, Beach Volley etc.

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Sunny Beach Favorites

  • Hotel jungle

    Beach going, but it's too crowded, better to go to Nesebar and Ravda beaches. Go parti and dance at the many pubs and dancing bars and clubs, at night, and than go sleep it off at the beach during the day. The only thing there is to party until you drop. Too much noise and drunks, so as too many people just getting laid. No fond memories of Sunny...

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  • Fly to Burgas

    Sunny Beach is north of Burgas and next to Nesebar. It's about 2 hours south of Varna. The Black Sea coast is worth investigating so rent a car or take a bus.

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  • weather

    Hi i am an expat living in Bulgaria for the last two years i am based in varna which is an hours drive from sunny beach but visit friends in that area. The weather at the moment is variable which is normal for spring but have already had some days topping the 25 degrees mark, by May the weather is usually a lot more settled and is lovely and warm,...

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  • Apr 2, 2013 at 4:02 AM

    In the months of April and May you can find really cheap hotels and restaurants and there are many many places where you should pay a visit. I recommend you to visit Balchik and Sunny Beach. They are some of the biggest Bulgarian resorts with many landmarks. I couldn't find an english version of website for Balchik resort but here is one for Sunny Beach which might be valuable if you go there sunnybeach-bulgaria.net/hote...

 
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