Golden Sands

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Golden Sands
Port of Entry
43°18.09′N, 28°3.16′E Chart icon.png
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Satellite view of Golden Sands

Golden Sands or Zlatni Piassatzi (Bulgarian: Златни пясъци, Zlatni pyasatsi) is a major seaside resort town on the northern Bulgarian Black Sea Coast, adjacent to a national park of the same name in the municipality of Varna. Located 17 km north of downtown Varna, it is virtually connected to the city by a continuous swath of resorts and villa communities.


See Bulgaria.


See also Bulgaria.


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The breakwater of Golden Sands can be seen form 1-2 nM offshore. But,

Danger: Monastery Reef is to the SE, but is marked by a buoy. Also, there are fishing nets, on poles, to the E of the breakwater.

The approach from the S is easier.

A few miles off, hail the marina on either VHF channel 77 or 16.


Golden Sands is a port of entry to Bulgaria. The marina will arrange for the officials will come to the boat and clear it.

For clearance details see Bulgaria.


Marinas & Yacht Clubs

The marina personnel will direct you. There are laid mooring and pontoons. It is an excellent all-round shelter.

The marina has



Yacht Repairs and Services

Marine Stores

See Varna.


The marina can make repair arrangements.

See also Varna.

Fuel, Water, & Electricity

Can ne arranged by the marina
On the marina pontoons
On the marina pontoons

Things to do Ashore


Golden Sands Nature Park
  • Visit the Golden Sands Nature Park
  • Visit Varna
  • Enjoy the lovely beech

Grocery & Supply Stores

  • Stand along the beech with fruits, vegetables, beer, etc.


  • Lots of restaurants and cafés
  • Chinese restaurant in the Zlatna Ribka hotel
  • Golden Lion pub near the marina




Motorbike & Car Rentals

Garbage Disposal



  • Buses to Varna
  • Small trams along the beech and promenade


Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.


List links to discussion threads on partnering forums. (see link for requirements)


References & Publications

See Bulgaria.


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