Burgas Region  >  Bulgaria

Coastal marsh and sandy beach with dunes, closely situated oak forest and some agriculture lands. Good for sea-watching and birding during migration season.

Added* by Petar Iankov
Most recent update 13 April 2020


One of the last wild beaches (2,5 km long) in Bulgaria next to a coastal marsh with water vegetation. Good combination of habitats, which can produce interesting sea, marsh and terrestrial birds in all seasons. One of the best places to observe Yelkouan Shearwater, Tawny Pipit, Lesser Spotted Eagle and Pygmy Cormorant at the same time. In winter time Little Bittern, Black-throated Diver (Arctic Loon), Slavonian Grebe (Horned Grebe) and other can be observed.



Folowing Road 99, take the road on the southern side of Sozopol and then continue along the coastline towards Dyuni Resort. After passing the resort, you will be at the northern part of Alepu. There are plenty of places to park the car near the road depending which part of the area you are willing to explore.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest , Wetland , Lake , Beach , Agriculture , Reedbeds , Dunes , Sea , Scattered trees and bushes


Flat , Hilly

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring migration , Autumn migration , Winter


Paved road

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Car

Birdwatching hide / platform


Extra info

You can get additional infromation from the Poda Centre (see Poda Reserve birding place), which is open all year round.

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