The best beaches in Bulgaria
For those of you who are going to visit Bulgaria this summer, we recommend you to choose one of the resorts- winners of the international “Blue Flag” certificate - a proof of the beach area's cleanness!
The Blue Flag is a voluntary eco-label, awarded to more than 4000 beaches and marinas in 49 countries across the world. The Blue Flag institution works towards sustainable development of beaches and marinas through strict criteria dealing with water quality, environmental education, and information, environmental management, safety, etc.
9 Resorts in Bulgaria are awarded the prize for the summer season 2021! The certificate is announced every year.
The ownership of the "Blue Flag" certificate ensures that the beach and the seawater are clean, there is no pollution from sewage and industrial wastewater, the beach is cleaned of waste, guarded by lifeguards, and there are available showers, toilets, medical care facilities, etc. Particular attention this season, as well as the previous one, is paid to the impact of the Covid - 19 pandemic, which affects all businesses, especially tourism. "Blue Flag" beaches are subject to special measures against the spread of the virus, among others mentioned by the program.
By 2021, winners of the Prize are over 4820 beaches and ports in 49 countries, including Bulgaria! There are 13 Bulgarian beaches (+ 1 yacht port) meeting the standards for the upcoming season.
You can check the list of the resorts that provide the best beaches in Bulgaria here!
The cleanest beaches in Bulgaria:
1. Sunny Day:
The resort is located near Varna and Golden Sands. Its beautiful crystal sands welcome a lot of tourists every year. The complex is only 16 km from Varna International Airport and offers a variety of outdoor sports: swimming pools, tennis, diving etc.
2. The beach in Golden Sands:
We are happy to inform you that after several years of absence the beach of Golden Sands is again on the list of "Blue Flag". You can choose it without any doubts or concerns. Find more about the resort Golden Sands in our blog:
Both Summer Resorts are located on the north Black Sea Coast in Bulgaria. They are in close proximity to Varna International Airport and are suitable for all foreign tourists. When planning your summer holiday in Bulgaria, we suggest you choose one of the Blue Flag certified Resorts. You can book online your private transfer from the airport to any hotel in Bulgaria here:
3. The cleanest beaches in Pomorie:
The Blue Flag certificate has been awarded to the "Eastern beach" in Pomorie and the quality of the beach and the seawater there is guaranteed. Pomorie is located near the city of Burgas and also provides balneological facilities – it offers the opportunity for a perfect combination of summer vacation and SPA treatments.
4. Awards in Sveti Vlas:
Sveti Vlas is also a winner of the prize for quality, cleanness, and safety of the sea area. The beach “New” has been awarded the prestigious certificate. Sveti Vlas is the only port in Bulgaria that has the “Blue Flag” badge this year and is the most modern yacht port in Bulgaria which defines it as one of the best yachting Black Sea destinations. Marina “Dinevi” is the most famous and the cleanest port in Bulgaria. Find here some interesting facts about Sveti Vlas Resort:
5. The best beaches in Sunny Beach:
As you already know, it is the biggest and the best summer resort in Bulgaria and is also a winner of the “Blue Flag” award for summer 2021. The cleanest beaches there are "North", "South" and "Central". The resort has been awarded since 1995!
6. Arkutino Beach
The new winner this year is located near Dyuni and Primorsko. Arkutino applies for the first time for the prestigious award and is among the winners. One of the most beautiful beaches on the southern Black Sea coast is wild and spacious. Arkutino Beach is a swamp-lagoon and a protected natural area with sand dunes. You can reach the beach by a wooden path located between the sand dunes. The strip is spacious and endless long. There are places with paid umbrellas, but also free areas.
The winners are "Central Beach" and "Harmanite". The resort is also one of the most visited in Bulgaria during the summer holiday. It has beautiful nature, huge historical heritage, and golden clean beaches. Most sightseeing places in Sozopol are located in The Old Town which is under the protection of UNESCO.
Sozopol takes place in the top 3 of the most desirable places for tourism in the world for 2015, according to the Ranking of the Council for World Tourism & Travel! For those, who would choose to spend their summer vacation in Sozopol, we offer the best price for an airport transfer from Burgas International Airport to any hotel in the resort - 32 GBP for a private car - one way.
8. Blue Flag in Dyuni:
The beach in the resort is traditionally distinguished for its perfect management. The resort is a very good option for families with children, because of the quality of its coast - it has a great beach, with a length of 4.5 km. and a width of 100 m., covered with fine golden sand. You will see the blue flag on Dyuni and Dyuni South Beaches.
9. The beach in Nessebar
The new winner this summer is "Nessebar South" Beach. This is another reason to choose one of the ancient places in Europe for your summer vacation this year. Learn more about Nessebar in our blog:
If you choose one of the resorts on the South Black Sea coast, you can use Burgas International Airport as a landing point. The best way to get to your hotel is by private car transfer - a fast, safe, and comfortable journey with Bulgaria Transfers!
In case you need any assistance with transfer reservations or other tourist services in Bulgaria, please contact us.
This year, the long-term participants from the Blue Flag program have dropped out: Albena, the White Lagoon, Elenite, and Oasis (Sozopol).
The beach in Albena:
The resort has managed to keep the Blue Flag award for 21 years! The complex is preferred by families with children because of the peacefulness, numerous walking paths, and playground facilities.
"White Lagoon", near Kavarna:
The beach is a winner of the “Blue Flag” for the second time. The area is known for its unspoiled nature, clean water, and rocky shores. There is no surprise that one of the cleanest beaches is located there. If you are looking for a nice place to relax, where is quiet and Peaceful, the Complex “White Lagoon” and the beach “White Lagoon” are just for you.
Holiday Village Elenite was the new winner for 2020 of the prestigious award "Blue Flag". Summer is the best time to choose the resort with the proven quality of the sand and the seawater. Elenite offers a unique combination of mountain and sea landscapes.