The Black Sea coast of Bulgaria has much to offer to tourists and property investors alike. The Black Sea Coast was virtually unknown a few years ago but, due to the fall of Communism and the opening of its borders to foreign visitors, the tourism industry has grown far beyond expectations and is now a major contributor to Bulgaria’s economy.
Property on the Black Sea in Bulgaria is becoming increasingly popular, while property purchasers are showing particular interest in Bulgaria and especially the Black Sea areas such as Varna and Burgas. Property in Bulgaria is still generally much cheaper than in other more traditional property hotspots in Europe, and Black Sea property offers a great opportunity for property investors. The Black Sea areas like Varna and Burgas are already experiencing some of the fastest increases in tourism in Europe, with many more low cost airlines operating routes to the areas and general public awareness throughout Europe of Bulgaria’s attractions is greatly increased.
The Black Sea is very calm and has virtually no tides, making it a very safe place for swimming, especially for children. It is not very salty as it is surrounded by land and the only salt water that reaches the sea comes from the River Bosporus which forms the only connection to the Mediterranean Sea.
The beaches face eastwards, offering a wonderful view of the sun rising over the water. All resorts are within easy access to Bulgaria's many inland attractions, which include Roman ruins, ancient castles, monasteries, and many vineyards in beautiful countryside.
The Black Sea coast is also one of the best spa areas in the country where the combination of sea climate, mineral baths, hot springs, and curative mud adds to the possibilities for holiday enjoyment.
Every kind of water sport is available in the area, including scuba diving, waterskiing, parasailing, paraskiing, boating, jet skiing, fishing etc.
One of the main attractions of the Bulgarian Black Sea coast is its variety of nature while over 100 areas are declared protected zones and nature reserves.
To the south, the coast flattens and the thick forests of the Strandzha Mountains contrast with hundreds of small beaches between the jutting rocks. Towards the coast’s northern end, the mountains seem to role steeply into the sea and the thick forests offer cool relief during hot summers. The coast here, though steeper, is more developed in terms of tourist facilities. The north boasts a concentration of key tourist destinations such as the seaside resorts of Albena, Zlatni Pyasatsi, Slanchev Bryag and the Bulgarian Riviera.