Thracian cliffs beaches are two of the most beautiful and secluded beaches located close to Varna that are extremely easy to reach are they are located within a short driving distance from Varna, the largest seaside town from Bulgaria.
If you are searching for a remote strip of sand that is not crowded where you can relax and spend a day near the Bulgarian sea, Thracian Cliff Golf and Spa is the right answer for you.
There are two beautiful strips of sand on Bulgaria sea, available for tourists that choose to spend a few nights inside the resort.
Most of the area is private and only guests are allowed in main areas, which is not necessarily a bad thing considering that you can have some time away from the other crowded public beaches on Bulgarian Sea.
We chose to spend a day on each of the two black sea beaches and below are a few thoughts on each of them:
Argata Beach at Thracian Cliffs beaches
Argata is the smaller one of the two, having more privacy since it is narrower it can host fewer people and therefore not so many families choose this strip of sand as they tend to go to the bigger one – Bendidabeach.
Most of the tourists we saw here were couples.
It is quieter, with little to no children around and not much water activities available.
This translates into a quieter beach, the perfect spot to relax on your own sunbed under your hay umbrella.
Argatha beach is the perfect place to stay on your sunbed and read your book with a cocktail by your side.
There is a restaurant called Argata Restaurant, located just as you enter the beach.
It has enough tables but it might get crowded around lunchtime, so my advice is to go a little earlier than everybody, or a little later.
We went at around 2:30 PM and it was perfect as we found a free table for us.
The service in the restaurant is average but it is better at Argata than on Bendida, because there is fewer people, smaller restaurant, etc.
Bendida beach at Thracian Cliffs BEACHES
This black sea beach is larger than the other one. It is chosen by families and therefore it is more crowded and noisier.
The Bendida strip of sand on Bulgaria sea has fine grainy yellow sand just as Argata does, but the area is larger with more sunbeds.
It is also a public place, so tourists from outside Thracian Cliffs resort can also stay here, just near the private area.
Here you can find a restaurant just as you can on Argata Beach, but the service inside the Bendida restaurant from the beach is way below average, I could say execrable.
We asked for pasta and we received a stew of penne with a lot of tomato juice and vegetables.
It could have been my first penne soup but I decided not to eat such a disaster, as my stomach would’ve hated me for eating it and punish me afterwards.
Not only they did not try to apologize for their mistake but they were bold enough to force us to pay for the food that looked very weird.
We told them it is not what we asked for and not what we ordered.
My advice is to not eat here and avoid this Black Sea beach restaurant located on BendidaBeach.
Better eat at other restaurants inside the resort if you can, and just skip the one on the beach as it is not recommended to eat there.
WHICH OF THE 2 BUlgaria Sea BEACHES SHOULD YOU CHOOSE Bendida beach vs Argata beach ?
In conclusion: I would say you should go with Argata if you have the choice and you can even skip Bendida if you don’t have children and just want to spend a relaxing and quiet time on one of the secret places of Black Sea coast of Bulgarian sea: Thracian Cliffs beaches.
Where to sleep
Thracian Cliffs features not only the most beautiful secret beaches near Varna, but also one of the most comfortable and beautiful accommodations from the area.
The resort is famous for its stunning golf course and the international tournments that take place here every year, but also for the high quality of services and delicious food.
Are you ready for your own experience at Thracian Cliffs Golf & Beach?
There are two types of building where you can choose your room: on the hillside from where you have a stunning view of the sea or on the seaside part where are located all the facilities of the resort.
We personally love the hillside villas as there are quieter, offer a great view of the sea and you have a less crowded pool for your own.
Beach essential checklist for when you go to the beach
Don’t forget these summer essentials if you go to these strips of sand on Black Sea Coast of Bulgaria sea so you can spend a perfectly relaxing day laying in the sun:
- bathing suite
- sun hat
- sun lotion
- beach slippers
- a good book to read
- your smartphone
- a bottle of water
- external battery + cable
- beach towel
- tripod for smartphone
Logistical tips and tricks for your trip
Book your accommodation
We always use Booking.com as they have the best price-quality ratio and they offer a wide range of hotels, guesthouses, apartments, and villas to choose from.
You will find here all types of accommodations, from the cheapest ones to the most luxurious.
Don't forget travel insurance
We never leave home without HeyMondo Insurance or Safety Wings Insurance as they offer the best services and a good value for money, plus COVID coverage.
Travel insurance will always protect you against unexpected events and cost like illness, COVID, injury, theft, or travel cancellation.
We never go on any trip without travel insurance and there were many cases when we had to use it.
Renting a car
We like to explore a country on our own and a car gives us the mobility and freedom to do that.
We always rent our car from Discovercars as they have free cancellation 48 hours prior to starting date and a wide range of car rental companies and options to choose from all over the world.
Tours and attractions
When we are looking for some adventure or we simply want to break up the monotony and discover new places, we always use GetYourGuide.
We love it because we always find the most amazing experiences, with free cancellation and a large variety of activities and tours to choose from.
Airplane tickets and holiday packages
Expedia is our ally when searching for the best price for airplane tickets as it works as an aggregator for a huge number of airlines and we always find the best price for our flights.
Travel tip: use Expedia when you are searching for holiday packages as they have many last-minute offers and great discounts for hotels, flights, and even the whole holiday packages.