Matt & Megan
Nude Beach Map. Visited 2023
Baltata Beach rarely appears online as a nude beach in Bulgaria, mostly overshadowed by nearby Nirvana Beach in Golden Sands or the remote and wild Irakli Beach – both are stunning and highly recommended nude beaches for totally different reasons. We weren’t sure what to expect at Baltata Beach just because there is barely any info and most of it is extremely out of date. Is it still nude? Has it been destroyed by the development of resorts nearby? The answer is thankfully yes and delightfully no. Despite a lot of construction in this area Baltata Beach is still loved by locals and very authentic.
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Nestled between two resorts, Baltata Beach is a serene haven. It appears that many visitors don’t venture much beyond the comforts of the resorts, resulting in a quiet nude beach mainly populated by locals. When we arrived a burly Bulgarian made made his way over to us rather quickly and we weren’t sure what to expect when he started talking in Bulgarian. However once he realised we were tourists he welcomed us warmly and explained that people normally pay for the umbrellas but because we’re a long way from home we can have it for free. It was a nice gesture and everyone else on the sparsely populated beach was very laidback and enjoying the sun. It was a mixture of older and younger Bulgarian couples mostly.
The beach is located in a nature reserve which is completely devoid of walkable trails, so you’ll need to access it via the beach at Therma Village. You could also access it from the north but you would need to pay for parking here and the walk is slightly longer. From the dirt road at Therma Village it is barely a 100m walk past the water sports hut and crossing a very small river. Our visit to Therma Village left much to be desired. The place fell short of our expectations set by online images – the restroom facilities were in an appalling state, and dust clouds filled the air each time a car entered the parking lot. The food establishments also appeared to be closed for the better part of the day. It’s possible that future improvements might enhance the visitor experience, but for now, the high point is the free parking and straightforward access to the beach.
It would be wise to bring along any essentials, including food, drinks, and perhaps some cash for umbrella rental, in case you don’t want to rely on the locals’ generosity every time. We stocked up on fresh baking at nearby Kranevo and had absolutely no regrets! Beer is also extremely inexpensive in the grocery stores if you want to take a cold refreshment. Also, remember to carry your own beach towel or mat as there are no rentals available. The sand is soft and fluffy so you don’t need too much padding.
While the foot traffic from the resorts can be a bit of a nuisance, don’t let it deter you. Most people walking by are generally indifferent to the nudity and do not disturb the peace. If you’re a bit more on the conservative side, finding a spot closer to the nature reserve might be more comfortable. The beach is very relaxed and would be perfect for first timers.
All in all, Baltata Beach offers an authentic and laid-back nude beach experience, wrapped up in an enchanting natural setting. It’s the kind of place that’ll have you longing for just one more day in the sun. Despite its minor inconveniences, its charm is undeniable, and the sense of tranquility it instills is well worth the visit. We’re glad it is a more low key option and still exists despite the lack of information online. But shhhhhh don’t tell anyone!
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Baltata Beach is easy to visit for a daytrip from either Varna or Golden Sands, especially if you have your own car. Keep in mind that the exact location of the nude beach is a little further north from the main Therma Beach. You will need to walk about 100 meters down the beach from the main parking area to reach the nude beach. Once you've crossed the small river on the beach (past the water sports kiosk) you're very close to the nude beach, which you should notice from the umbrella and lounger rentals next to the sand dunes.
By Public Transport:
- If you are in Varna or Albena, you can take the local bus to Balchik. Buses run regularly throughout the day.
- Once you arrive in Balchik, you can either walk to the beach (it's about a 30-minute walk) or take a taxi.
- If you're coming from Varna, head north on Route 9 towards Balchik.
- As you approach Albena, there are signs for Baltata Nature Reserve. Take this exit and follow the signs to the beach.
- Free parking is available on the dirt road at Therma Beach.
Laguna Beach Resort - ⭐️⭐️
This laidback RV park with cottages is a short drive from Baltata Beach but a world away from the giant monstrosities on this section of sand. It's a different vibe from the all-inclusive and sterile resorts that dot the coastline.
It feels like you are staying in a nature reserve and as an added bonus you're right next to Nirvana Nude Beach.
Staff are friendly and the restaurant here is affordable + very tasty! The bungalows are basic but clean. Nudity isn't allowed here or on Laguna Beach - but you are very close to the nude section.