Top 5 Beaches Worth Visiting in Romania
Romania is a sunny country in Eastern Europe that is quite a popular tourist destination. Here you will find the Black Sea coast, the Danube Delta, the incredible peaks of the Carpathian Mountains, ancient monasteries in northern Moldova, centuries-old authenticity preserved in the Maramures regions, and the mystical charm of Count Dracula's Transylvania.
However, if you decide to start your journey to Romania in the summer, you should definitely take a closer look at the most picturesque beaches of the Black Sea coast.
Costinesti Beach is located on the eastern coast. When you come here, you can stay in budget-friendly local hostels or hotels, or rent a private beach house. In addition to classic relaxation, Costinesti offers water sports enthusiasts activities such as water skiing, windsurfing, and parasailing. However, the beach becomes most crowded at night when coastal nightclubs and bars open their doors. The cult place here is called the 'Shipwreck' - a ship that ran aground many years ago and was transformed into an atmospheric nightclub.
Vama Veche is a beach with its own history and is considered an extremely attractive place for various youth subcultures. In the 1970s, it was a small fishing village where professors from Babeș-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca loved to relax. Later on, the place started to attract even more local intellectuals, artists, bohemians, hippies, punks, rockers, and representatives of other informal subcultures. During the persecutions by the communist regime in the 1980s, Vama Veche became a haven for all free thinkers, and it remains so to this day. If you are looking for loud parties, sleepless nights, and unlimited freedom, this is definitely a place to visit.
People come to this beach for its golden sand, gentle waves, and captivating views that can distract you from everyday worries. The atmosphere of carefreeness is well maintained by cozy cafes and restaurants offering delicious European and national cuisine. At Navodari Beach, you can also try your hand at riding jet skis and paddleboarding.
Eforie Nord Beach
Eforie Nord Beach attracts thousands of foreign tourists from all over the world every year. You can conveniently reach this beach from the capital of Romania, Bucharest. The beach has a protective wave barrier, making the sea incredibly calm and, most importantly, safe for swimming regardless of age. However, the unique magnet of this place is the healing mud and mineral waters that can be found near Eforie Nord Beach, at the nearby Lake Techirghiol.
Mamaia is one of the most popular Romanian beaches, both among locals and foreigners. Located between the Black Sea and Lake Siutghiol, the beach stretches for over 8 kilometers, so even on weekends, you can still find a pleasant spot for yourself. The best time to visit Mamaia Beach is during the velvet season in September when the air temperature drops, and the sea water remains warm.