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This is a very pleasant city on the western shores of the Black Sea, about 60nm north of Burgas, even though it is one of the largest ports on the Bulgarian coast. Varna is clean and tidy, even if it is in a state of decay. The pedestrian area of town runs for miles in all different directions and it would be very easy to spend weeks touring the sites of Varna, as there is so much to see.

Position 43° 11.05'N, 27° 55.32'E (harbour entrance)

Clearance

Port of Entry. See Bulgaria Formalities for details.

Call Port Control on VHF on approach.

No one should either leave or visit the boat until clearance is completed. All the appropriate officials will visit the boat at the Yacht Club and the paperwork completed onboard. Reports are that this is very speedily done. There are no fees payable.

Call Port Control to advise of departure. The officials will visit the yacht and outward clearance procedures are quick and effortless.

Last updated August 2017.

Docking

Berth at the Varna Yacht Club. Approach is straightforward. Leave the large outer breakwater to starboard and enter the yacht club. If the Club is full continue further into the harbour and secure to the ferry terminal.

The Imray Pilot guide suggests anchorages along the north side of Varna, but anchoring is prohibited in this area.

Last updated August 2017.

Yacht Club Port Varna
Tel:052 69 24 34 ,VHF Channel 16
Water and electricity on pontoons, showers, fuel by arrangement. Ask about repairs. The club welcomes visitors, particularly at the beginning of July when it holds its annual regatta from Varna to Kavarna. A yacht can safely be left here if travelling inland.

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Yacht Club Port Varna
Tel:052 69 24 34 ,VHF Channel 16
Water and electricity on pontoons, showers, fuel by arrangement. Ask about repairs. The club welcomes visitors, particularly at the beginning of July when it holds its annual regatta from Varna to Kavarna. A yacht can safely be left here if travelling inland.
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