Destinations / Bulgaria / Sunny Beach
If Bulgaria is the "Jewel of the Balkans", then Sunny Beach is its glittering gemstone. Very aptly named, Sunny Beach is the largest resort on the Black Sea and is well located close to Bourgas, a large local city which is good for shopping. The most popular holidays to Bulgaria in summer are based in Sunny Beach.
Bulgaria is situated in southeastern Europe so the climate is delightfully hot and sunny in summer and therefore idyllicly placed to avail of all that Sunny Beach resort has to offer. The biggest attraction is the curve of pale golden sand which is lapped by a semi circular bay of crystal water. The 8 klm stretch of beach has Blue Flag status and is sheltered by the natural backdrop of undulating sand dunes. A wide variety of watersports including waterskiing, pedaloes and windsurfing is on offer and the skies are frequently dotted with the colourful plumes of paragliders. Holidays in Sunny Beach definitely centre around nautical pursuits!
A holiday in Sunny Beach, Bulgaria is to experience a splendid seafront promenade running the beach length and see parades of holidaymakers and locals enjoy their evening stroll here. Throngs of people-watching cafes, family owned restaurants, tourist shops and craft stalls line every street and alley way, so there is plenty of opportunity to spend the local currency "Lev" on a Sunny Beach holiday! Holidays in Sunny Beach are never boring as the busy resort has a casino, a good selection of nightclubs and live folklore shows.
Sunny Beach holidays can also include some sightseeing as the country is so culturally rich and diverse, the nearby ancient city of Nessebar with its 41 Churches is an absolute must to visit. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Nessebar is not just a visual and historical delight, but its a quaint seaside town with a pretty harbour and lots of good restaurants and its only a short local bus ride away from Sunny Beach.
Direct flights from Ireland with Aer Lingus operate to Bourgas airport (only 35 klms away) and we provide a good range of holiday accommodation in the lively and popular resort of Sunny Beach.
Did You Know...?
Sunny Beach has its own large amusement park.
There are many shipwrecks off the coast of Sunny Beach, perfect for SCUBA diving.
Sunny Beach experiences about 300 days of sunshine each year.
Sunny Beach Airport Transfers & Weather
Airport: Burgas Airport (BOJ)
Distance: 28 km from Burgas Airport to Sunny Beach.
You can get a shared shuttle from Burgas Airport to your accommodation. This a coach transfer with multiple stops en route to your accommodation. It's the cheapest but slowest option.
The fastest and most direct option, though slightly more expensive, is a private transfer. This is a private vehicle just for you and the people travelling with you. There are no stops and no waiting at the airport.