Ranking: The 10 Best and Worst Beaches in Southern Bulgaria

Written by on February 3, 2017 in Latest, Leisure, Tourism - No comments

The winter is almost over (o.k., it isn’t, but this sounds good), it is time to concentrate on beaches again. Forget winter tires, ice scrapers and “Toplofikatsia” bills. Let’s switch to spring mode prematurely, in order to feel better. Welcome to this exclusive F&F Magazine Southern Bulgarian Beach Ranking.

Hot, sandy and dry, but wet, cool and salty at their eastern edge: That is how we want our Bulgarian beaches. We will invade them again pretty soon. These are the best and the worst beaches (1 to 10) along the southern half of the Bulgarian Black Sea coast (from Irakli all the way down to the southernmost one).



Pros: Partially wild, clean, good water quality.

Cons: No life guards.


Pros: The nicest larger resort at the Bulgarian coast. Empty beaches close by.

Cons: A lot of construction. Soon it might look like Slanchev Briag (“Sunny Beach”).


Pros: Clean water, huge beach, no hotels, no wastewater in the sea.

Cons: It’s hard to get there.


Pros: Cute, Turkey in sight, huge flags too.

Cons: Tiny beach, lots of sea grass.


Pros: The old town is great. Great views.

Cons: Overcrowded, including the main beach.


Pros: Good water quality, great view.

Cons: Overcrowded by now, expensive, unfriendly sales people.


Pros: Friendly resort with mostly Bulgarian tourists. Two beaches.

Cons: Water quality deteriorating. Crowded.


Pros: Very long beach, right next to a large city.

Cons: The water quality seems poor. Keep away from the port, as far as possible.


Pros: Nice looking beach, former “paradise beach”.

Cons: Crowded by now, excretions in the water.

SLANCHEV BRIAG (“Sunny Beach”)

Pros: Long beach.

Cons: Loud, crowded, partially ruled by the mafia.


More details on the beaches? Please visit our Beaches page.



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