Wild beaches in Romania stormed by tourists
The wild beaches on the Romanian Black Sea coast have been stormed by tourists over the past weekend. For instance, 8,000 tourists have been reported in one day on Vadu Beach, and over 3,000 cars.
Unfortunately, tourists have complied neither with the social distancing rules imposed by the Coronavirus pandemic nor with the rules typical in a nature reserve, trashing the vegetation as they parked their trailers and tents on the beach. Fines were applied by the Administration of the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve.
Among the wild beaches in the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve there are Vadu, Corbu and Sulina.
Therefore, over 8,000 tourists have been estimated on a daily basis on Vadu Beach last weekend with over 3,000 cars. Corbu beach hosted around 1,700 tourists and 480 cars/day and Capul Midia- 320 tourists with 150 cars.
The Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve is a protected area, having the status of “Natura 2000 site” and including specific species and habitats that are extremely valuable in Europe and worldwide.
Vadu, Corbu, Sulina and Saint Gheorghe beaches are part of the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve, the largest reserve of wetlands in Europe. Except Sulina Beach, where investments in modernization were made, the other three beaches are preserved as pristine.
Vadu is a village in the north-eastern part of Constanta County, near the seaside and Razim-Sinoe lagoon, 15 kilometers away from Navodari. Administratively it belongs to Corbu village and in the past it used to be called Caraharman.
Corbu Beach is part of Chituc Grind, a highly important region in terms of biodiversity and birds population.