Best Time to Visit Sunny Beach Bulgaria

Nessebar, Bulgaria (Sergey Galyonkin)  CC BY-SA
On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit Sunny Beach Bulgaria. We created climate tables and charts for the location of Burgas. 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 Sunny Beach Bulgaria for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol 1 °C to 29 °C
Waves Symbol 5 °C to 27 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 1.12.76 in (2 – 11 Days of Rain)
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What is the sunny beach and where is it?

The sunny beach in Bulgaria is the popular seaside resort Slanchew brjag on the Black Sea.

In the northern Gulf of Burgas lies the sunny beach in a beautiful bay between St. Vlas and the town of Nesebar. Since the turn of the millennium at the latest, the region has experienced a real tourism boom and convinces visitors from all over the world with its hot summers and the still outstanding price-performance ratio.

Sunny Beach is the largest health resort in Bulgaria and has a 6 miles long sandy beach with countless hotels, guest houses, bar, night clubs and restaurants along its promenade.

The journey is either by car or via the nearest airports of the large cities of Burgas (about 16 miles away) and Varna (about 62 miles).

Fresh water or salt water: Is the sunny beach by the sea?

Urlaub Bulgarien 2003 Sonnenstrand (Axel Schwenke)  CC BY-SA Slanchev brjag, the sunny beach in Bulgaria, lies on the so-called Black Sea. This is a vast inland sea, i.e. a sea that is surrounded on all sides by land. Specifically, Ukraine, Russia, Georgia, Turkey, Romania and Bulgaria are located on the Black Sea.

Scientists assume that about 5,000 to 8,000 years ago the Mediterranean reached such a high water level that there was a breakthrough into the Black Sea.

Even today, the Black Sea is connected to the Marmara Sea via the Bosporus and thus to the Mediterranean Sea. The Black Sea is therefore also salty on the sunny beach, but has a rather low salt content of only 1.7 percent (Mediterranean: 3.8%, North Sea 3.5%).

Best Time to Visit Sunny Beach Bulgaria: Overview

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Climate and best time to travel Sunny beach (Bulgaria)


The climate in Bulgaria is moderate-continental. There are large temperature differences between day and night values as well as clearly noticeable seasons. However, the climate on the sunny and golden beaches is strongly influenced by the Black Sea.

Therefore, it has rather Mediterranean features in the coastal area. The sea is a kind of heat store and at the same time ensures significantly lower temperature fluctuations due to the wind. The dry summer months are not quite as hot, but the winters are not quite as cold as in the rest of the country.

The warmest months are July and August, and they also have the lowest humidity. The best time to visit the sunny beach in Bulgaria is therefore the summer from the end of May to the beginning of October. July to September is the absolute high season, most hotels and clubs close in mid-October.

Climate Chart Sunny Beach Bulgaria

Burgas

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

Climate Table Sunny Beach Bulgaria

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

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine in Burgas (Sunny Beach Bulgaria)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature12°16°22°27°29°29°25°19°14°
Night Temperature14°18°20°20°16°12°
Water Temperature12°18°24°26°27°24°19°14°10°
Precipitation (inch)1.731.461.892.761.972.441.891.11.812.052.681.77
Rainy days11897643258711
Hours of Sunshine34578910108643
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Burgas is 14.2 °C.

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

Warmest month: July (24.5 °C)
Coldest month: January (4 °C)

The maximum water temperature in Burgas is 27 °C. You can take a bath at these temperatures.

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

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

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 23.54 inch on 81 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 10 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 6.4 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.

Difference: Gold beach or sun beach?


Both the sunny beach and the golden beach are popular seaside resorts with a vibrant nightlife. Especially in the high season both places are very lively and are used especially by younger holidaymakers because of the low prices also for a party holiday in Bulgaria.

The distance from the golden beach to the sunny beach is about 75 miles.

In direct comparison, however, the sunny beach is a little quieter and more orderly than many areas of the golden beach. One could therefore call the Goldstrand the “Ballermann des Ostens” (baller of the East), while the likewise cloudy sunny beach can still offer recreation despite many bars and clubs.

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Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in Burgas (Station Obshtina Burgas)
broken clouds     broken clouds, 5 °C
Clouds: 75 %       Wind: 16 mph NNO
Air Pressure: 1027 hPa       Humidity: 80 %
Last updated: 18th Nov 2018, 05:00 am
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Clouds: 80 %Clouds: 68 %Clouds: 80 %Clouds: 100 %Clouds: 11 %Clouds: 98 %
0.63 in of rain0.22 in of rain0.45 in of rain0.47 in of rainNo Precipitation0.04 in of rain
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Bulgaria: Regions

Sunny Beach 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:

Sunny Beach Bulgaria: Experiences of our Visitors

There are 19 reviews for Sunny Beach Bulgaria holiday already. Average rating is 4.8 of 5 stars.
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    Renate Kunze , 68 years old was there in August

    Great weather, great hotel! This is the sixth time we’ve been in the sunbeam!

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Kerstin, 57 years old was there in September

    It was just good weather, just a little windy. But in the evening we sat outside for a long time. Water was still nice and warm.

    Weather Rating: 4 stars – Good

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    Mario, 53 years old was there in September

    Great weather. Also in the evening still nice mild that one can stay in the free seat.

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Helga , 58 years old was there in September

    It was a very haunting and beautiful holiday. Weather super eat spuer.wir fly back there.

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Renate, 70 years old was there in January

    were from 27.8.to 10.09.at the sunny beach quite great weather.1 rainy day that was good to rest.can recommend any Bulgaria

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Eberhard, 72 years old was there in September

    We were there for 14 days, one of them a light rainy day the rest of the day.

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Roswitha, 66 years old was there in July

    Great weather, every day about 30 degrees. We also did not need jackets in the evening.

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Ilona, 58 years old was there in July

    It was just great everything I was there two years ago with grandchild and this year we fly there again

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Irina, 41 years old was there in May

    We were in Nessebar for a week from May 17th, it was almost always sunny with a pleasant 22-25 degrees. In the evening it was cooler, so that one had to put on a thin jacket. It rained once in the evening. By and large, the season can be recommended for long walks (it was still too cold for swimming).

    Weather Rating: 4 stars – Good

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    Julia, 35 years old was there in June

    One week Sunny Beach is just behind us and I booked directly for September again
    Everything was great from the beginning and I think we will come back very often.

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Johanna, 20 years old was there in May

    The first two days it rained a little but the other days the weather was very pleasant between 20°C to 25°C, that one could already swim in the sea. In the evening it became a little fresher but with jacket well to endure. For all those who would like to have a pleasant holiday, I recommend to go to Bulgaria in May, it is not yet a high season, therefore even calmer and more relaxed, which we personally found very nice. We would fly to Bulgaria again and again in May, as we simply had a wonderful and relaxed holiday, just as we had wished.

    Weather Rating: 4 stars – Good

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    Torsten, 36 years old was there in August

    We were at Sunny Beach for the first time in mid-August 2016 and were so enthusiastic that we booked again for this year two weeks after our holiday.

    The weather was excellent, we had consistently bright sunshine with pleasant temperatures between 25 and 30°. Also the mild evenings with 20-25° invited to long linger in the bars or on the terrace. The water temperature was also very pleasant the whole week, as far as one can say so overall, because everyone feels water temperatures differently. It was not a bathtub temperature, but also not too cold, just pleasant.

    I or we like to recommend the Sunny Beach, here you get a wonderful holiday with everything your heart desires, from bathing and beach holidays with the family, cultural offers and relaxation and wellness to party holidays, everything is possible.

    In short, Bulgaria is worth a visit?????????????????

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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