Golden Sands is the largest purpose-built seaside resort on the Black Sea Coast of Bulgaria. It is located ten miles north of Varna and was developed in the 1950s by the Bulgarian government as the country`s showcase resort town. By the late 1970s, it was the jewel of the `Red Riviera`, a popular vacation destination for people from across the Eastern Bloc. Privatized since the 1990s, Golden Sands now welcomes a large number of tourists from North America, Western Europe, and the Middle East. An explosion of new resorts have joined the original Soviet-era resort complex (since updated with current amenities), all of which are centered around an area of coastline a mile long. Sights in the vicinity include the grotto of Aladzha Monastery, and the Golden Sands Nature Park, a 5-acre forest located just to the west of town.
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