There are plenty of incredible beaches here. In central Varna there is a long sandy beach next to the lush park, Primorski. A bit to the north there are the calm beaches at the spa town of Sveti Konstantin: some beaches are shallow watered, while others are deeper and suitable for windsurfing. Golden Sands, a couple of miles north of Varna, with its bars and nightclubs, is especially popular with young people.

Varna and Golden Sands tend to be particularly popular with families, thanks to the proximity to the sea and the family-friendly activities on offer. See the great gold treasure at Varna's archaeological museum, familiarise yourself with the plants and animals at the aquarium and the Natural History Museum. In Golden Sands you can slide in the flumes at the Aquapolis water park and explore the caves of the Aladzha monastery.

Visit Pobiti Kamani, one of Europe's rare desert areas, where naturally-formed stone piles protrude from the sand. Take a walk from Varna towards the dam at Tzonevo and see Chudnite Skali, the limestone formations resembling a fortress.

From the airport in Varna you can travel by bus to the city centre in about 20 minutes. If you are going by taxi, you should agree with the driver on the price in advance. Getting around Varna isn’t a problem as you can walk between the various sights.

Many book weekend trips to Varna on the north coast to sunbathe and swim in the sea, but there’s so much more to do bedsides. Whether you stay in Varna or in one of the nearby towns, you can expect to be close to the attractions and the beach.

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Beaches, Sea and Bungee Jumping

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Where to stay in Black Sea Coast

Nessebar Old Town
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Nessebar Old Town

Monuments, Historical Buildings, Museums

Nessebar Old Town is a neighbourhood that welcomes all visitors. In addition to its friendly people, the neighbourhood has many charming qualities.

Varna City Centre
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Varna City Centre

Museums, Monuments, Historical Buildings

Varna City Centre is a welcoming neighbourhood. Other highlights include the local historic landmarks and cathedral, as well as the natural splendour of the seaside.

Nessebar New Town
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Nessebar New Town

Walking, Historical Buildings, Friendly People

The Nessebar New Town neighbourhood welcomes visitors, with its convenient options for restaurants. The neighbourhood’s friendly people and sunny weather are just a couple of its charming qualities.

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Chaika is a neighbourhood that welcomes all visitors.

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Odesos is a welcoming neighbourhood.

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Budzhaka is a neighbourhood that welcomes all visitors.

Top hotels in Black Sea Coast

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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INTERNATIONAL Hotel Casino & Tower Suites
5 out of 5
Golden Sands, Golden Sands
4 Aug-5 Aug
4.3/5Excellent! (101 reviews)
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Reviewed on 30 Sep 2018

INTERNATIONAL Hotel Casino & Tower Suites
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Club Calimera Imperial Resort - All inclusive
4 out of 5
Sunny Beach, Sunny Beach
26 Jul-27 Jul
3.8/5Good! (51 reviews)

"They were overall good.............................."…"

Reviewed on 16 Jul 2019

Club Calimera Imperial Resort - All inclusive
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Rosslyn Dimyat Hotel Varna
4 out of 5
111, Boulevard Kniaz Boris I, Varna
1 Aug-2 Aug
4.5/5Wonderful! (108 reviews)

"Great Location, first class hospitality. Concierge was weak."…"

Reviewed on 11 Jun 2019

Rosslyn Dimyat Hotel Varna