Golden Sands, the largest resort on the Northern Black Sea coast, is located 17 kilometers north of the major sea port of Varna. It is a magnificent resort with richly wooded hills, a white golden beach and clear blue sea. There are a lot of famous, ancient mineral water springs. The beach strip is 3.5 km long and up to 100m wide. The average air temperature in summer is 27-30 degree and the water temperature is 25-28 degrees. Golden Sands suits both sun-worshippers and sightseers, being near to Varna, the third largest town of Bulgaria, offers a great number of places of interest.
The resort is abundant in lush vegetation and with the numerous bushes and trees it resembles a real park. The mineral water running out of several big pipes onto the beach, as well as the marvelous wood bordering the Frangen Plateau turn Golden Sands into one of the pearls of the Bulgarian Black Sea coast.
Many aquatic sports can be practiced at Golden Sands. The capacity of the yacht port is more than 100 places. Qualified training courses in tennis for children and grown-ups, in racing, diving, skin-diving and yachting are organized. Sports lovers can take part in tournaments in beach volleyball, street ball, court and table tennis, yachting regattas.
There is a casino, many bars, mini- golf playground, horse-carriages and attractive carts, water slides, good conditions and equipment for practicing all kinds of water sports.
A number of famous events take place here: the Strongest Man Competition, Miss and Mister "Golden Sands" Competition, competitions for all breeds of dogs, Satellite Tennis Tournament, Old-fashioned Auto Rally, International Festival for Standard and Sport Dances, etc.
There are 4 five star, 19 four star, 39 three star and 18 two star hotels, holiday clubs, two villa complexes and 10 luxury villas in Golden Sands resort. The hotels offer a wide range of extra services and facilities: refrigerators, TV sets, cars for rent, room service, change of foreign currency, etc. They have sophisticated communication equipment, TV cable and satellite connection.
The resort features numerous first-class restaurants, folk-style taverns, snack-bars and cafeterias scattered all over the resort and along the coastline where everyone can have a meal at reasonable prices. Meals and specialties of the traditional national cuisine as well as of the European and exotic cuisine are served.
North of the resort is the village of Kranevo and south is Chaika holiday village. Golden Sands merges with the St. Konstantin and St. Elena resort and the Riviera resort. The area is famous for the purest sand on the Black Sea coast.