Best Time to Visit Golden Sands Bulgaria

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On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit Golden Sands Bulgaria. We created climate tables and charts for the location of Varna. These contain details about temperatures, precipitation and more.

Furthermore, we analyzed all climate data and provide a recommendation about which months are best to visit Golden Sands Bulgaria for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol -1 °C to 27 °C
Waves Symbol 5 °C to 23 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 1.221.97 in (4 – 8 Days of Rain)
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Geographical location

10 miles northeast of the Bulgarian city of Varna lies the popular golden beach on the Black Sea, known in the local language as Slatni pjasazi (Golden Sands). The beach is 3.3 miles long and sometimes up to 100 metres wide.

The village of the same name has become known as a tourist stronghold. Young people in particular are attracted to the Goldstrand every year due to good nightclubs and inexpensive party facilities. Well-known stars and musicians, who usually perform in Mallorca or Ibiza, have meanwhile become regular guests in Bulgaria. Since 2004 you can find the biggest party mile of Bulgaria at the Goldstrand.

But also the hotels offer an excellent price-performance ratio. Slatni pjasazi is located north of the also popular beach. The neighbouring city of Varna has an airport which is served by many airlines. The resort of Albena is also only a few kilometres away.

Climate on the golden beach

Narrow beach and cliffs (AP4H7101 1PP) (Alexandru Panoiu)  [flickr.com]  CC BY 
License Information available under 'Proof of Image Sources' In summer there are climatic parallels to the Mediterranean Sea. With pleasant temperatures of up to 27 °C, very little precipitation falls on the golden beach. During this time the water temperature rises up to 23 °C. Even at night it remains pleasantly warm with up to 17 °C. Already in May, summer temperatures of up to 22 °C can be found on the golden beach.

At a water temperature of 15 °C, however, bathing at this time is only recommended for hardboiled people. The highest temperatures occur in the summer months of July and August. Outside the high season – in the months October to February – the values fall to below 10 °C, at night it can even come to minus degrees. Also the precipitation increases and it can come to isolated rainy days.

Best Time to Visit Golden Sands Bulgaria: Overview

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When to go to the Gold Beach?


Basically the season starts around the middle of May and lures at this time with particularly favorable offers. However, the best time to visit the golden beach is between June and September, with July and August being the absolute high season. In these summer months the climate is very pleasantly warm and the beach is accordingly busy. Laue summer nights invite you to linger in the city or on the beach promenade.

In the high season there are a lot of events and parties that heat up holidaymakers from all over the world. Beverage prices are low, the mood is accordingly high. Winter and autumn are less suitable for a trip to the golden beach, as both the hotels and almost all discos and bars will close in September. The temperatures from the beginning of October are also unsuitable for swimming.

Climate Chart Golden Sands Bulgaria

Varna

Climate Chart Varna
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Source of Data: German Weather Service (Offenbach) and Wikipedia

Climate Table Golden Sands Bulgaria

In the following, you will find the climate table for Golden Sands Bulgaria, containing information about Temperatures, Precipitation, Water Temperatures, and Hours of Sunshine.

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine in Varna (Golden Sands Bulgaria)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature15°20°25°27°27°24°18°13°
Night Temperature-1°-0°12°16°18°18°14°10°
Water Temperature14°19°21°23°21°17°13°
Precipitation (inch)1.51.611.341.731.571.811.461.261.221.421.971.65
Rainy days776787544477
Hours of Sunshine334578997542
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Varna is 12.1 °C.

For comparison: London 11 °C, NYC 12 °C, LA 17.9 °C

Warmest month: July (22 °C)
Coldest month: January (1.9 °C)

The maximum water temperature in Varna is 23 °C. You can take a bath at these temperatures.

Months with water temperature of at least 17 °C (Limited bathing is possible):
June, July, August, September, and October

Months with water temperature of at least 21 °C (adequate for beach vacation):
July, August, and September

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 18.54 inch on 73 rainy days

For comparison: London 24.06 in, NYC 41.57 in, LA 12.01 in

There is no rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation).

Months that have possible snowfall: January, February, March, and December

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, July is the sunniest month with an average of 9.1 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 5.6 hours of sunshine per day on average. For comparison: London has 4.1, NYC has 7 and LA has 8.9 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Highlights and Attractions


A real highlight is the Aquapolis water park, especially on hot days the park offers good opportunities to cool down and have a lot of fun. One of the best bars on the golden beach is the legendary Mojito Beach Bar. It is ideal for delicious drinks in between or a spontaneous après sun party. If you want to enjoy one of the colourful parties in a great atmosphere afterwards, the Dauquiri Cocktail Bar is in really good hands.

The most famous clubs on Goldstrand are Arrogance and Bonkers. The focal point for German party holidaymakers is the Roxy Disco, where mainly German hit music and house is played. Women are free, men pay 3 to 4 leva. The Papaya and the trendy PR Club are among the more prestigious addresses on the golden beach. Here, too, the atmosphere is exuberant, but the ambience and audience a little”finer”.

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Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in Varna (Station Obshtina Varna)
clear sky     clear sky, 4 °C
Clouds: 0 %       Wind: 2 mph NNO
Air Pressure: 1009 hPa       Humidity: 86 %
Last updated: 26th Mar 2019, 01:30 am
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Bulgaria: Regions

Golden Sands Bulgaria is part of the holiday destination Bulgaria. We analyzed the climate for additional regions, in order to provide you with information about the best time to visit and the expected holiday weather:

Golden Sands Bulgaria: Experiences of our Visitors

There are 7 reviews for Golden Sands Bulgaria holiday already. Average rating is 4.7 of 5 stars.
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    Anja, 55 years old was there in May

    Sunny and partly windy otherwise good mood and also the rooms and food excellent

    Weather Rating: 4 stars – Good

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    Waldemar, 65 years old was there in August

    1 day of rain every remaining 8 days it was very good.
    August 2017, August/September 2018 again (Grifid Vistamar)

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Arno, 51 years old was there in September

    September 12 – 19, 2017
    A dreamlike bathing holiday in beautiful sunshine.

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Sabine, 51 years old was there in September

    Wonderful sun/bathing weather and cocktail time to relax. June 18 already booked.

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Beatrix, 50 years old was there in September

    I was there twice in the second week of September. The weather was great every time. The sea was great with 23° water temperature.

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Elke, 52 years old was there in July

    1 day thunderstorm all other days warm and sunny. July is the best month for travelling

    Weather Rating: 4 stars – Good

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    Angelika, 57 years old was there in September

    I had nice warm weather 28-30 degrees sunshine.only about noon there were a few deco clouds.

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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