Favorite thing: Balchik is very much a working port and so swimming is only advised in the designated areas between the breakwaters. Despite the rocky shoreline the main part of the bay is relatively sheltered and free from underwater hazards. During the season the recommended swimming areas are watched over by lifeguards.
Favorite thing: There's quite a usefully-located tourist office down by the seafront on Ribarski Square, at the start of the main ul Primorska. On my visit the place was shut (it seems it's only open May to September) but there is a detailed local map outside if you just need to get your bearings. There's also a public telephone and quite often a taxi or two on the square. During the season the office is contactable by phone on 05797 20 34 and has multi-lingual staff who can assist with accommodation, local info and public transport advice.