Varna’s municipal beach offers a perfunctory stretch of sand but little tranquillity as it’s dominated by open-air bars and clubs. The beaches at the busy resorts of Golden Sands and Albena to the north are hardly any quieter, but are certainly wider and much more attractive. Beyond Albena the coastline turns rocky until the villages at Krapets and Durankulak, just short of the Romanian border, which boast some wonderful undeveloped sandy beaches.

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