Falcon’s family guide to Sunny Beach
A purpose-built resort on the Black Coast of Bulgaria, Sunny Beach is famous for its nightlife, restaurants where local produce is served up and a fun-loving, relaxed atmosphere. All age groups will enjoy the impressive eight kilometres of glorious, Blue Flag certified beaches.
Tourists flock here every summer to soak up the sun and enjoy a great holiday at Bulgarian prices, but the resort has so much more to offer!
Things to do
The most relaxing activity on Sunny Beach is to simply head to the shore, lie down and chill out. You can rent a lounger and a parasol close to the Black Sea, or just lay your towel out and work on your inevitable tan a bit further back.
Once you’ve got nice and toasty, cool off in the calm waters, which are perfect for swimming. You’ll find pedalos, banana boats, jet skis and water skis to hire out, and you can even have a go at scuba diving! The nearby Sunny Beach Action Aqua Park is another excellent place to enjoy the sunshine – race down slides like Extreme and the Black Hole for fast-paced adventures, or hang out with your children in the shallow KIDS Pool.
Budding golfers can channel their inner Tiger Woods at the nearby 18-hole mini golf course, or round up some friends and make the most of the volleyball court right on the beach.
Little kids will love the Captain Jack’s Fun Cruise out on the Black Sea, where you can dress up like a pirate for a swashbuckling adventure. There’ll be pirate-themed games, face painting and waterslides too.
If you want to soak up some culture on your holiday to Sunny Beach you could take a picturesque excursion out to see the painted churches, traditional craft shops and museums in the nearby villages. Why not climb aboard a chairlift out over the Blue Rocks too – an incredible sight not to be missed?
Day trips to Nessebar, just 15 minutes away, allow you to experience one of Europe’s oldest towns and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Walk around the Medieval temples, agoras, basilicas and over 40 historical churches.
One of the most romantic things to do on your trip, if you are away with your partner, is a sunset cruise. Enjoy a glass of Champers and a tasty dinner on board as you sail towards Nessebar against a beautiful orange-tinged sky.
The most popular Sunny Beach restaurant is Djanny, near Palma Bazaar. It’s rumoured to be the best restaurant in the resort thanks to the expertly char-grilled meat.
And if you fancy a fishy dish, go to Tony’s Fish Restaurant on the promenade. Fresh prawn, halibut and sole are served up with blue-and-purple chequered tablecloths, hanging flags and plastic fish.
Once you’ve exhausted the beachfront restaurants, visit the market area in town and dine out on some street food. You can discover pretty much anything here but make sure to try the kavarma – a spicy pork stew – and the locally-caught lobster too. This is also where you’ll find the cheapest prices.
Save a few euros for the shopping on Flower Street, you’ll find everything you never knew you needed!
What would be the first thing you’d do at Sunny Beach? Tell us about it in the comments.