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Sunny Beach

Sunny Beach

Слънчев бряг
Resort
View from the sea
View from the sea
Sunny Beach is located in Bulgaria
Sunny Beach
Sunny Beach
Location of Sunny Beach
Coordinates: 42°41′35″N 27°42′30″E / 42.69306°N 27.70833°E / 42.69306; 27.70833
CountryBulgaria
Province (Oblast)Burgas
Government
 • MayorNikolay Dimitrov (Independent)
Elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Slanchev Bryag (Bulgarian: Слънчев бряг, English: Sunny Beach) is a major seaside resort on the Black Sea coast of Bulgaria, located approximately 35 km (22 mi) north of Burgas in Nessebar municipality, Burgas Province.

Tourism

Sunny Beach has a very small permanent population, but during the summer the resort is home to many thousands of tourists. The main strip of high-rise hotels backing onto the beach is 5 km (3 mi) long and extends along a wide bay between Sveti Vlas and Nessebar, soon to connect with the village of Tunkovo.

History

The resort's construction began back in Communist times, in 1958. Construction work began at a site where there were two old wells that supplied Nessebar with water in ancient times and during the Middle Ages.

Transport

The airports serving Sunny Beach are Burgas Airport and Varna Airport.[citation needed]

Attractions

Attractions for tourists include the beach, water sports, and the nearby historic site of Nessebar. There are two water parks near the resort and third to be built soon near the exit to Kosharitca. The Decade of Symphonic Music, part of the International Folklore Festival, fashion shows, and various beach competitions are held in Sunny Beach. The Golden Orpheus song contest was held here until 1999.

Climate

Sunny Beach has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa). Average annual temperatures is around 14 °C. During the summer the sea temperatures stay around 26 °C.[citation needed] Winters are cool, windy and have moderate rainfall.

Climate data for Sunny Beach, Bulgaria (2000-2014)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 7
(45)
9
(48)
12
(54)
16
(61)
23
(73)
27
(81)
30
(86)
30
(86)
25
(77)
20
(68)
14
(57)
9
(48)
19.0
(66.2)
Daily mean °C (°F) 3
(37)
5
(41)
8
(46)
12
(54)
19
(66)
23
(73)
25
(77)
25
(77)
21
(70)
16
(61)
11
(52)
5
(41)
15.1
(59.2)
Average low °C (°F) 1
(34)
2
(36)
4
(39)
8
(46)
14
(57)
18
(64)
21
(70)
21
(70)
17
(63)
12
(54)
7
(45)
2
(36)
10.6
(51.1)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 44.3
(1.74)
47.6
(1.87)
48.2
(1.90)
69.8
(2.75)
49.9
(1.96)
32.1
(1.26)
27.6
(1.09)
28.4
(1.12)
45.5
(1.79)
62.2
(2.45)
68.9
(2.71)
57.1
(2.25)
581.6
(22.90)
Average relative humidity (%) 82 78 75 76 76 74 71 72 72 77 80 81 76
Mean monthly sunshine hours 95 112 158 184 275 317 356 337 247 203 118 101 2,503
Source #1: Climatebase.ru[1]
Average sea temperature 9
(48)
7
(45)
8
(46)
12
(54)
18
(64)
24
(75)
26
(79)
27
(81)
24
(75)
19
(66)
14
(57)
11
(52)
17
(62)
Source #2: Holiday Check[2]

Media

The BBC has broadcast the programme Booze, Bar Crawls and Bulgaria: Stacey Dooley Investigates. This focussed on the negative aspects of the Sunny Beach resort such as excessive drinking, overpriced private medical treatment and the availability of illegal drugs.[3]

The UK's Channel 4 have commissioned Dragonfly Film and Television Productions to film three episodes of the next series of What Happens in Sunny Beach, Bulgaria. The show portrays the activities of Britons who escape their mundane lives to enjoy the lawlessness of Sunny Beach.[4]

Gallery

References

  1. ^ "Climatological Normals for Burgas, Bulgaria (2000-)". Climatebase. Retrieved October 22, 2013.
  2. ^ [1]. Retrieved 9 May 2014
  3. ^ "Booze, Bar Crawls & Bulgaria, The Truth About..., Stacey Dooley Investigates - BBC Three". BBC.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-01-12. Retrieved 2014-01-20.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)