With its warm climate in the summer, with the beautiful sandy beaches, with the ancient monuments, vineyards and modern resorts, Romania's Black Sea Coast invites travelers from around the world to seriously consider spending their summer vacation here.
Facts & Figures
The Romanian Black Sea resorts stretch from the Danube Delta in the north down to the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast in the south, along 275 kilometers of coastline.
Most of the resorts have names from Roman and Greek mythology, such as Eforie Nord, Neptun, Venus, Saturn, Jupiter and Olimp. Other resorts include Eforie Sud, 2 Mai, Cap Aurora. The main cities in the region are Constanța (Romania's largest port), Mangalia, Năvodari and Sulina.
The Romanian Black Sea riviera is served by Constanța Airport which is connected to the main European capitals through charter flights during the summer season.
-Beaches, nightlife and recreation opportunities
Temperate climate, low salinity water and east orientation beaches creates excellent conditions for spending the summer holidays on the Romanian seaside.
Romanian seaside beaches are covered with fine sand and have an overall width of 150-200 meters. There is still a noticeable difference between the north coast beaches (Navodari, Mamaia, Constanta) and southern beaches. The north are wider and keep a uniform shoreline, while the southern coastline have many narrow sectors, are furrowed by gulfs and high cliffs.
The most important resort is Mamaia, situated north of the city of Constanța on a narrow land slice that separates the Black Sea and Lake Siutghiol. Mamaia is a popular destination in the summer for Romanians and foreign tourists alike as a result of major investments in tourist infrastructure.
Costinești is the traditional students' resort, while Vama Veche, in the extreme south bordering Bulgaria, is a fishing village well known for its hippie atmosphere.
Time to spend
At least 5 days.
In the area there are a lot of tourist attractions worth visiting. Museums, historical monuments of great significance, ancient ruins, churches, monasteries, unique nature reserves. Seaside leisure options are complemented by tennis courts, soccer and golf, amusement parks and entertainment centers which are very common in the resorts.
With an overall length of 245 kilometers, the romanian coast extends north from the border with Ukraine to the south, at the border with Bulgaria, delimiting the eastern Dobrogea area from the Black Sea waters. This coastline area stretches over a distance of 82 kilometers and is the most frequented area by tourists because of the sandy beaches form the romanian seaside.
Highest elevation is 25 meters above sea level
The best period to visit Romanian seaside is between May til August. On the romanian seaside sun shines approximately 2,500 hours per year, aproximately the same lenght like the beaches of Croatia and very similar to the Mediterranean coast, even so, it is not recommended visits in the late autumn and winter as the winters are very cold.