The oldest lighthouse in Bulgaria, Shabla lakes and the sea

The only thing I knew about Shabla before visiting it was that the oldest lighthouse in Bulgaria is located there. For me, the Shabla Lighthouse was the guardian of the Black Sea and the easternmost point of our homeland. We headed to Shabla spontaneously as the weather was very warm for October and that what we actually discovered there – the oldest lighthouse in Bulgaria, Shabla lakes and the Sea!

The oldest lighthouse in Bulgaria – Shabla Lighthouse

The Lighthouse is the first thing you see in Shabla. It’s located in front of the sea like a master. Shabla lighthouse is the oldest lighthouse in the country and is the symbol of the city of Shabla. Also, the lighthouse marks the eastern point of Bulgaria and that’s where the sun starts to shine first over the country.

Shabla lighthouse
Shabla lighthouse

Let’s celebrate the Sun

Furthermore, comes a little park full of symbols related to the sun, light, and geometry. It is located nearby the lighthouse. There are few squares and pyramids symbolizing the perfect forms created by nature and others created by human beings. Thus, this is an Interesting architectural installation for those who look for symbols and are interested in it.

The House of the Sun in Shabla
The House of the Sun

Although, we skiped Lake Shabla, we got closer to Shabla Tuzla (a second lake separated from the sea). Instead, we enjoyed the last sunny moments on the beach. The high season was over and nobody was to be seen around. There were only us and the endless sea, light, and wind. Such a serenity to be there at this moment!!!

Endless sea
Endless sea

Shabla and the region

If you are up to visit all the ”attractions” of the region, you can go to the Lake Shabla. It’s a lagoon (liman) and it’s separated from the sea by a sidebar. The Lake Shabla is situated outside the town and it’s better to go there by car. On the opposite side of the road is the village of Tyulenovo and Yaylata Natural Reserve. If you have two hours to spend, visit them. The best place to have seafood lunch is Dalboka Mussel Farm near Balchik. Don’t bypass it, enjoy the terrace on the sea!


Shabla is a great area for bird-lovers and bird watching. Even if you don’t go there for that reason, you will see a lot of birds flying around.

Shabla is a great place for solitary walks and moments.

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