Situated only 18km from Bulgaria's third largest city, Varna, Golden Sands offers visitors a unique holiday experience with a number of first class hotels and one of the very best beaches around. The resort name of Golden Sands was born from an old legend where Pirates dug for vast quantities of gold along the seaside, north of Varna infuriating mother nature. The land then took revenge on the bandits by transforming their gold into wonderful soft sand.
Golden Sands, Bulgaria has developed over the years into a famous international resort and the largest on the northern Black Sea coast. It's lush green wooded hills, white golden beach and clear blue sea are very much the main attractions. There are also many ancient natural mineral springs which were said to have been frequently used by the Thracians and the Roman Caesars. The beach itself is approximately 3.5km long and up to 100m wide at certain points and has been awarded the prestigious EU Blue Flag on multiple occasions. The average temperature in Golden Sands during the summer months ranges between 27-30 degrees Celsius with the water temperature between 25-28 degrees, making the resort a perfect holiday destination for those looking to top up their tan in the hot sunshine or bathe in clean, warm sea water.
For those seeking more than a beach and some warm weather, Golden Sands offers a comprehensive range of sightseeing opportunities and places of interest as well as excursions that are sure to complete your holiday experience. Choose from a visit to the nearby city of Varna, the Dolphinarium, Aquapark or the many various resort activities including water sports and spa treatments. A must see during your stay in Golden Sands is a trip to the Aladzha Monastery, an exquisite rock monastery built during the Middle Ages. The monastery is located within a beautiful forest area, just 17km away from Varna and has been established as a museum since 1906. It is one of Bulgaria’s most sacred places.
As the true specialists to Bulgaria, Balkan Holidays provide a variety of holiday options to Golden Sands with unbeatable discounts and value for money deals. Choose from a range of Hotels & Apartments from 2* to 5* and a board basis to suit every budget from Self Catering to All Inclusive. To book or find out more about our exciting holidays to Golden Sands please visit our website.