Black Sea Shore – Fun & Adventure
Stretching between the Danube Delta and the Bulgarian border, Romania’s Black Sea coastline offers a great mix of party destinations, endless beaches and family-friendly resorts. From the posh resort of Mamaia (the “party Queen” of all Romanian sea resorts) in the North to the bohemian gateaway Vama Veche in the South (a safe bet if you want a laid-back and not overly commercial beach break), the Romanian Black Sea Coast has something for everyone.
With summer temperatures between 25-35°C and wide sandy beaches, seaside resorts along the Black Sea coast make for perfect holiday getaways. Summer season lasts from early May to late September and the eastern exposure makes for longer time that could be spent tanning on the beach, and it’s only late in autumn that the water will turn cold.
A fashionable and very dynamic resort, Mamaia (on the northern outskirts of Constanta) prides itself with a nightlife scene that rivals that of Ibiza or Miami. Situated on a narrow land stripe between the Black Sea and Lake Siutghiol the resort is almost a “tourist only” resort being populated only during the summer. Mamaia is also the only resort in Europe to have the pure white sand only found in tropical places such as Hawaii.
Further attractions are the Mamaia Cable Car (a fun and fast way to get from A to B), the Aquamagic water park and the Holiday Village.
It’s also the perfect destination for sport fans, among the summer and water sports you can practice here are sailing, water skiing, swimming, wind surfing, scuba diving or paragliding.
Eforie-Nord – Techirghiol.
If your health is your concern, the Romanian Black Sea Coast has the right spot for you! 16 km south of Constanta lies the famous “duplex”-resort, Eforie-Nord – Techirghiol. Similar to Mamaia, the resort of Eforie Nord is situated on a strip of land, this time between the Black Sea and the Lake Techirghiol famous for its therapeutic mud.
The name is derived from the Turkish Tekirgöl which means “the lake of Tekir”. According to the legend, a crippled, blind old man named Tekir and his donkey reached the shore of the lake by mistake. The donkey got into the lake and Tekir could not pull it out. Trying to pull the stubborn animal out of the mud, Tekir entered the waters himself and was miraculously healed so he could see and walk normally again. Since then the lake has become famous for its healing properties.
Techirghiol benefits from the special natural conditions like stimulant climate and the famous sapropelic therapeutic mud of the lake, which has an alkaline pH and is used to treat degenerative chronic rheumatic diseases, diseases of the central nervous system, dermatological diseases, gynecological and respiratory related diseases.