It is really great for a country to have the geographical situation of Romania, its diversity and proportionality of relief forms: mountains, hills, littoral and the delta of one of the most generous rivers in Europe.
Danube Delta – photo source Dreamstime.com
The Black Sea bathes the South-Eastern part of the country and represents the frontiers with Ukraine (to its North) and with Bulgaria (to the South). The littoral is 254 kilometres long but 163 km, which is more than half, are dominated by the Danube Delta and the coastal lakes. The about 85 km left represent the seashore with fine sand beaches, which sometimes are 150-200 metres wide, found in the 12 sea resorts welcoming thousands of tourists every year. The Romanian Black Sea seashore attracts tourists by providing various ways to spend the time, from traditional baths in the sea and sunbathing to spa treatment, fun and recreational activities for youth but also active tourism for those who want to explore the area.
The Black Sea in Constanta
So, what to do on Romanian seashore?
- You can enjoy the sea and the sun and take physiotherapy cures, irrespective of your age. Fine sand beaches, friendly temperatures from May to September, accommodations with different comfort levels ranging from 2* to 5*, resorts accommodating different categories of public (young people, families with children, mixed public, etc.), various recreational options, all of these are waiting for you. You can chose Mamaia for its generous beaches, the contrasting mix of those who frequently visit this resort, the night life which turns Mamaia into the Ibiza of South-Eastern Europe. You can choose Vama Veche if your style is hippie and you prefer a natural interaction with the sea, Costinesti if you want to feel the vibe of a resort full of young people, Saturn for a family holiday.
The Black Sea from a hotel in Eforie Nord
- You can benefit from the natural cure factors, during a spa cure. The Black Sea water, the concentrated salt water and the sapropel mud of Techirghiol Lake, the marine bioclimate rich in saline aerosols and solar radiation are the natural resources which make the Black Sea littoral very attractive from the point of view of spa treatment. Techirghiol Lake is very famous in Romania and around the world for the therapeutic mud used for rheumatism, gynaecological, airways and dermatological conditions. Mud therapies are among the most highly sought therapies, bringing benefits both for beauty (they eliminate water retention, improve skin appearance and prevent wrinkles) as well as for health (skin diseases, rheumatism and respiratory conditions).
The modern spa and treatment centres are waiting for you for spa cures. These centres are witnesses of the Romanian spa and medical competence and tradition. Eforie Nord, Techirghiol, Neptun-Olimp, Saturn, Venus and Mangalia are the resorts which provide spa treatments. Eforie Nord distinguishes itself among these resorts. It is situated 14 km from Constanta, bounded to the East by the Black Sea, to the South West by Techirghiol Lake, which, as we already mentioned, is famous for its curative properties. The resort partially functions out of the summer season and provides tourists treatments in high quality health centres and hotels, among which the very famous Ana Aslan regeneration cures. Moreover, the resort has a large opening to the sea and an over 30 m high sea cliff.
- You can explore the surrounding area
The vast and sunny beaches, the multiple possibilities of accommodation, recreation and treatment are not the only attractions of the Romanian littoral. It is worth mentioning that the area is also known for the historical monuments, the antic ruins, churches, and monasteries, natural reserves unique in Romania and in Europe. It is a shame to be here and not to make a quick trip to the Danube Delta, the second largest Delta in Europe, after the Volga river delta. A one-day cruise in the Danube Delta, the first Romanian attraction included on the Unesco World Heritage list is a short visit to paradise – a paradise inhabited by 3400 species of vertebrates and invertebrates, out of which 331 bird species and 135 aquatic animals species. If you don’t want to go that far, you can always visit the southern part of the littoral and maybe even visit our Bulgarian neighbours. The Balchik castle, Queen Maria of Romania’s favourite castle and the wonderful Balchik botanical garden are waiting for you on the seashore, 70 km away from the Romanian border. You can also visit Constanta, port-city at the Black Sea, where Romanians, Turks, Tatars, Aromanians, Armenians and Bulgarians coexist, you can also enjoy Murfatlar wine tastings, and you can take a cruise on the Black Sea.
Fisherman in Constanta