The Romania beaches are what makes any trip to Romania that much more special.
The beaches are very varied - from super safe beaches in Mamia - you have to walk really far out to get any real depth to Doi Mai where the sea becomes suddenly very deep.
It also depends on what you want from a beach. The most touristic of the Romania beaches must be Mamia and its sky chairs to Vama veche where you can literally let it all hang free. One this beach and in Doi Mai you can also pitch a tent and sleep on the beach... If you like that kind of thing...
Romania beaches do suffer from a lot of pollution - but when you are at the end of one of the longest rivers in Europe (the Danube), this should be expected. The water is often filled with green algae and seaweed.
The bright side is the price - the hotels first offer cheap prices for hotels - then the prices soar so no one comes followed by a huge decline in price - by which time any sensible Romanian has booked a room in Bulgaria.
If you come with children then be ready for the 'Sun radiation' tales of woe. You need to be back in the hotel by 10.30 in the morning and only step outside again after 5.30 at night. This summer the sand reached 45 C in the sun so I guess the have a point...
The Romania beach was where I had my first married telling off. Both sets of in-laws came on our honeymoon - my folks, as I didn't want to abandon them to the wilderness of Romania without supervision - and her parents, as they wanted a holiday and to spend time with my folks...
I couldn't find my wife and so assumed she was getting some quality parent time so went for a walk along the beach with my folks. Her parents assumed we wanted time alone so went for a walk without her - she woke up and found no-one home so went to find me ... In rather a cross mood - the moral is never leave your wife unattended on day 1 of your honeymoon!
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If you are feeling particularly like an adventure, have a Romanian holiday with Romanians - you will be glad of the peace and quiet of British family life after your 2 weeks here! They are sure to try to get you to drive fast along the Transfagarasan road - it really is an exciting experience!
The Romanian castles remind people of Dracula and the vampires, while the Romania beaches are so warm and if you are lucky, empty, that they are a perfect place to unwind at the end of a long Romanian tour.
They will certainly encourage you to visit Romania again and hopefully bring a lot of your friends with you. My biggest advocate of Romania, was my father, who was thrilled one of his sons had settled down out here, as then he had an excuse to occasionally pop on a plane from Norwich, and see what was happening at this end of the country. It is safe to say he had the closest to a Romanian soul that the Romanians have ever met in a man from Britain!.
If you do decided to travel in Romania, be warned, your possible modes of transport are remarkably limited. Read this article to find out how to the very best from your next Romanian trip, and how to avoid some simple mistakes.
To really appreciate Romania and all it has to offer, we would recommend you find a Romanian guide to show you places most tourists will never find on their own. The annoying thing is that most of the most wonderful sites are still on the main tourist routes, just not properly sign posted or advertised.
If you are looking for attractions in Romania which are a little off the normal tourist track, then this is the page to read and start your investigations from. I only know of them because my wife and Romanian friends had come across them in their own wanderings. I hope you enjoy finding them!
You can also try your luck with a Romania adventure travel where you travel into the wilderness and truly experience the wildlife - face to face (if you are unlucky) or experience how to pull a car out of mud no self respecting car would ever enter.
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