The South Beach
Nessebar is a lovely little Bulgarian town on the Black Sea coast. We visit it every year and have lots of fun exploring its beauties. The most famous beach in the area (and probably in the whole of Bulgarian coastline) is Sunny Beach, which stretches from the northern outskirts of the town to the other end of the bay (around 6 km.) It’s filled with tourists from May up to October. But Nessebar has another long beach on the southern side of the city, called simply the South Beach. It’s quieter than Sunny Beach, although it’s also packed up with people in the summer. It is about 3 km in length and ends at a rocky cliff on the far south.
South Beach is quite wide, with fine goldish-colored sand. Water is blue-green and crystal clear. The beach is visited by quite many. Paid parasols and chaise lounges occupy part of the beach strip, yet it is so big that can host all beachgoers. The view from the air is unique – in one part, the bay protrudes into the sea water. On the other side, at a far distance, you can see the ancient town of Nessebar – a view that is pretty fascinating. Many establishments are situated close by where one can buy food and drinks and there is a free parking zone just above the beach.
Visiting the South Beach in April
A completely different experience is visiting this site at the beginning of April when Spring shows its first signs. We were blessed with wonderful sunny weather, with a moderate wind (which is common on the Black Sea coast throughout the whole year) for the entire three-day trip we had this Easter there. The beach is empty, the hotels are closed, only a few restaurants are serving food (none on the beach,) and the sand is gathered to form a barrier wall against the winter tides.
The kids were running on and sliding off the edge of the sand wall, enjoying the whole walk to the end of the beach. But the rocky cliff at the end is not the finish line of the journey you can take.
Beyond the Beach and further South
Right before the beach ends into the rocky cliff, there are paths that lead up to beautiful desert-like scenery. Big dunes lie on top of the cliff, where you can sit, relax, roll over, or shoot photos. It sure was an adventure for the kids and an excellent photo session location for Mommy.
From there, we continued toward the far south outskirts of Nessebar. Mostly consisting of hotels, camps, and resorts, this side offers quieter, family oriented beaches, a water sports club, romantic off-grid small beaches, lots of green area with big, old trees, and overall it’s a great route for dedicated walkers, such as ourselves.
We go to Nessebar every summer for many years in a role. There will surely be a lot of posts in the future about this Bulgarian town and its surroundings because it is so diverse that even after 10+ years of going there, we still find new spots to explore and enjoy. Cheers!