Golden Sands - the city of the oldest gold treasure in the world!
Located in a picturesque and ecologically clean bay on the northern Black Sea coast, Golden Sands resort e only 18 km. from Varna. It’s positioned in the Golden Sands Nature Park, which was declared a protected territory in 1943. Golden Sands tourist complex covers an area of 177.13 hectares. So the majority of the park is preserved in its natural state, without human intervention. The closeness to the sea, the mild climate and the sea breeze have influenced strongly the flora and fauna in the park, which is why it differs greatly from the other national parks. Dense forest of deciduous trees, entwined creeping plants in places gently descends to the beach.
Among this magnificent forest there are nearly 90 hotels. There are numerous restaurants, sports and entertainment places not only along the beach but also the beautiful greenery. The golden beach starts literally at the foot of the forest. Resort’s enormous wealth is the curative mineral springs.
Golden Sands is the winner of the "Blue Flag" - a prestigious international award for environmentally clean resorts. Each month all the essential microbiological and physic-chemical values of the atmosphere, sea and sand are checked. Within the resort transport for tourists is provided by several vehicles - cycle rickshaws, bicycles, mini-trains, and solar-battery powered taxis. The beach strip in the resort is 3.5 km, which in places reaches 100 meters wide and is known as one of the best sandy beaches in Europe. The beach is flat, covered with fine golden sand. The sea bottom gently slopes into the sea; there are no rocks and sudden drops. Pure and calm waters with low salt content lower than that of the Mediterranean Sea, for example, and no dangerous fish and animals are suitable for children bathing and scuba diving. The climate is mild, temperate continental, similar to the climate of the famous Mediterranean resorts. The average daytime temperature during the summer months is: air - 27 ° C., water temperature -24 ° C. Summers are long and warm, which is why sunbathing is possible from May to October. The heat is not felt because of the sea breeze. There are no big temperature variations. The mild weather in early spring and late autumn is ideally suited for both water- and sea treatments, as well as congress and conference events and short holidays.
The resort "Golden Sands" as part of the Nature Park "Golden Sands" is a unique combination of sea, wonderful beach and natural forest. The Balkan Range, which gave its name to the entire Balkan Peninsula, meets here the Black Sea on a beach 3.5km long and 80-100 m wide. Golden Sands Nature Park has an area of 1320.7 ha, length 9.2 kilometers and wide and 1.2 km. and in 1943 it was declared a protected natural area. According to the criteria of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Golden Sands park is placed in the fifth category protected areas. Forests of the park follow the coastline. The territory of the park is covered with natural deciduous forests consisting of oaks, hornbeam, etc. The primary or indigenous vegetation of the park is presented not only forests dominated by oaks but also ecosystems with dense nature. From the mammals there are roe deer, red deer, wild boar, squirrel, marten, rabbit and others. Among the protected mammals - hedgehog, martens, bats.