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The beach of the Golden Sands resort stretches over some 4km with width of up to 100 metres. Almost the entire coast along the resort falls within the boundaries of the Zlatni Pyasatsi natural park, which stretches over 1,320 ha. The Frengenskoto Plato (Frengen Plateau) of limestone structure, liable to landslide and erosion, is perking just above the resort.
The area is famous for the purest sand on the Black Sea coast and also abounds of trees and bushes. Mineral water springs, as well as the marvelous wood bordering the Frangen Plateau turn Golden Sands into one of the pearls of the Bulgarian coast. A constant temperature of about 27°C throughout the summer season makes it a wonderful place for a summer holiday.
In Turkish times the area was called Quzounkoum, meaning literally "long sands". It was not inhabited up to the 50ies of last century. The resort's construction started in 1957 and in about two decades, the area was transformed into a modern holiday complex with more than 100 hotels, numerous restaurants, bungalows and camping sites.
The Golden Sands Resort offers about 100 hotels and 10 luxury villas. The 4-star hotel category includes Yavor Hotel, Morsko Oko Hotel and Zlatna Kotva Hotel. The Mars Hotel, Zora Hotel, Riviera Complex, and Ambassador Hotel are of premium quality. Some of the hotels have swimming pools and fitness halls, most of them have exchange bureaus and stalls with updated tourist information.