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Golden Sands Holidays

A vibrant Bulgarian beach resort

Golden Sands holidays are the ideal choice for beach lovers who also like a destination packed with entertainment. With some of the purest sand on the Black Sea coast, the beach is 3.5 kilometres long and 100 metres wide, so it’s a big draw for those who want to lounge in the sun all day. But tempting as it is to relax 24/7, holidays to Golden Sands also offer the chance to try adrenaline-filled activities such as paragliding, windsurfing, go-karting and quad biking.

Add fantastic restaurants, shops and a lively nightlife scene into the mix and it’s no surprise that Golden Sands is one of Bulgaria’s most-loved resorts. And as it’s close to the historic city of Varna, it’s also ideal for couples and families who want to break up the time on the sand with a cultural day trip or two. With its dreamy beach and range of thrilling activities, holidays to Golden Sands are sure to be memorable for all the right reasons.

Your Golden Sands questions, answered

A range of holidaymakers: it’s famous for its nightlife, so partygoers won’t be short of options, but the resort is also the perfect destination for families.
Very much so. Golden Sands is a Blue Flag resort, which means both the beaches and the sea are marvellously clean – perfect for sunbathing and swimming.
While Golden Sands is a year-round resort, the best time for beach activities is May to September, when temperatures are at their balmiest (18-28°C) and the sea’s deliciously warm.

Best things to do in Golden Sands

Go shopping in Varna

There are gorgeous shops in the resort, but if you’d like more variety, make a day trip to Varna – the nearest big city – which has plenty of appealing options.

Take to the water

Golden Sands is the place for water sports. Get a thrill from jet-skiing or windsurfing, or opt for pedalo rides or fishing trips if you’re after something more sedate.

Visit Aladzha Monastery

This medieval cave monastery, once inhabited by hermit monks, is in a beautiful spot just a few minutes away by bus or car – explore it on a half-day excursion.