Black Sea Coast

Constanta | Mamaia | Eforie Nord & Eforie Sud | Resorts: Costinesti, Neptun-Olimp, Jupiter, Cap Aurora, Venus and Saturn | Mangalia | Doi Mai & Vama Veche | Histria

Constanta is the staging area – and is hence quickly left behind – to Romania’s Black Sea Coast recreation. Romanians and tourists – and eventually hoards of Italian men looking for hot bod mistresses – arrive by the train and bus load all summer.

Sharp annual price hikes (with zero facilities improvement) have made a beach trip here fairly expensive, even by Western European standards, and not of the best value. However, a few decent pockets still exist and staying in private homes, camping or hotel room stuffing can ease expenses for you econo-beach bums.

Popular opinion is that Bulgaria has just about the same Black Sea bang for much less buck. That said, by avoiding a few lamentable areas, Romania’s offerings will effectively pacify one’s need for sun, water sports and life-threatening amounts of clubbing without having to suffer through border formalities.

In the map above, I’m listing all of Romania’s seaside destinations, including Constanta, where most Black Sea train, bus and plane arrivals occur. Romania’s seaside starts with Tulcea to the north, where all Danube Delta adventures begin, and then running south until the Vama Veche near the Bulgarian border.