Sunny Beach Essential Info

All the essential information you need before you head out to Sunny Beach this summer!

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Location: Sunny Beach is located on the east coast of Bulgaria.

Fly From: London (Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton, Southend, Stansted), Belfast, Birmingham, Blackpool, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Glasgow Prestwick, Humberside, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle and Southampton.

Arrival Airport: Bourgas, Bulgaria

Flight Time: Sunny Beach is approximately 4.5 hours from London

Currency: Lev (Лв) is the currency used in Sunny Beach

Language: Bulgarian is the official language of Sunny Beach

Weather: Temperatures average 23-26𐩑C in peak summertime. July-August are the hottest months in Sunny Beach with each month averaging of 11 hours of daylight. Water temperatures can reach up to 24𐩑C in the height of summer!

When to go to Sunny Beach: Peak season in Sunny Beach is July – August, but clubs and events are open from June-September. So if you’re looking to save some money, try June or September for your Malia clubbing holiday 2019.

Health and Safety: Before you head off, make sure you have adequate travel and medical insurance. Although it’s not a substitute for insurance, it is also a good idea to get yourself a free European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) before you head out to Bulgaria. Worth noting that the EHIC will not cover you if you require ongoing medical treatment, so if you take medication long term, be sure to bring enough with you for the duration of your holiday.

Passports and Visas: You won’t need a visa to travel to Bulgaria, but you will need a valid British or European passport. Make sure that your passport is valid before you leave, and will remain valid for the duration of your stay plus 6 months.

Healthcare: For any health related emergency you can dial 112, or for the Department of Health Overseas Healthcare Team you can call +44 191 218 1999 to help with travel insurance.

Police and Security: If you need police assistance during your time in Sunny Beach, there’s a police station situated off the main strip. The number for them is +359 55 435 425. For all types of emergency you can dial 112.

ATM’s: As a general rule, the ATM’s in Sunny Beach will let you withdraw 200 Leva at a time from bank or credit cards like Visa and Eurocard/Mastercard. Some ATMs may charage you a transaction fee as well, so be sure to check with your bank about any overseas withdrawal fees on top of that too. A number of clubs, bars and restaurants allow you to pay by card, however, not everywhere does, so be sure to have a combination of cash and card. You can also use prepaid currency cards when you stay, which allow you to top up an amount before you leave, and budget your spending.

Sunny Beach Nightlife Map:
Map of Sunny Beach strip