3 Romanian wild beaches and their tempting surroundings
Corbu Beach located near Corbu locality, is one of the last virgin beaches on the Romanian seaside.
8 kilometers away from Mamaia resort, nearby Navodari beach, Corbu is frequented by sailing lovers, for they can practice here windsurfing, kite surfing, scuba diving, snorkeling and sporting fishing here.
Corbu has been seldom included in top of the most beautiful beaches in the world, due to its savage landscape and crystal-like water.
The 20-kilometer-long beach is sometimes home to people living in tents, trying to take refuge from the modern world.
An amalgam of fine sand mixed with seashells and snail shells and the clear blue water attracts nature lovers, as they won’t find restaurants or shops here. Camping is also forbidden at less than 100 meters from the beach. All you can do is swimming and sunbathing.
Corbu Beach is part of Chituc Grind, a highly important region in terms of biodiversity and birds population and, for that reason, it is included in the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve.
You won’t get bored while around. Corbu is close to Histria fortress, built by the Greeks in 657 AD, as well as Enisala fortress built by the Byzantines and later used by the Genovese in the 13th and 14th centuries BC.
Sulina beach is another exquisite beach in Romania, one of the wildest places on the Romanian seaside, but not necessarily because of the difficult access, but because it is a virgin beach. A few years ago, it was not even known to most of the tourists. It is an isolated beach that can be reached only by water to Sulina, then by foot for about 2 kilometers on the beach.
Sulina is both a city and a harbor located in Tulcea county, Dobrogea region (eastern Romania), the point where the Danube goes into the Black Sea. Sulina is a small city with a population of around 4,600 people. As it is not connected to any roads, the only way to get to Sulina is by water either on the Danube or on the Black Sea. Sulina is extended across the Danube shore, with most of its habitat on the right shore.
A wide sandy beach located about 2, 5 kilometers from Sulina can be reached on foot in 20-30 minutes or by van.
On the bottom, the sand is disposed in banks from 30 to 30 meters, and among the first two, the water is not very deep. There are many tourists that believe this place all worth it, so they come way up here just to enjoy the calm of this little town with a splendid, wild view both over the Danube and the Black Sea.
Sulina beach is also the widest ever growing beach in our country, with fine sand, shallow water and internationally protected species such as Sweet William (Garofita), sand Convolvulus from the bindweed family, as well as white sea buckthorn dunes. The beach is 150 meters wide, the sand is extremely fine being filtered by the Danube, the sea isn’t salty as on the south of the coast, but has rather a sweet taste.
The beach has a natural, almost wild look, but it is really clean and intimate, which definitely contributes to the overall image of Sulina: it offers large beaches, crystal clear water, hidden water channels, quality food for low prices and quiet.
You will also find some sights here like the Maritime Cemetery, unique both in Romania and Europe. You can also visit the Sulina lighthouse that dates back in 1802.
Gostinu Beach is a sandy stretch near the Danube, close to Gostinu village, about 20 kilometers from Giurgiu and about 80 kilometers away from Bucharest. The beach is not landscaped, but takes advantage of the fine sand and the fact the Danube’s water deepens gradually. You can reach the beach by car and there are conditions for camping, too.
Gostinu is a village in Giurgiu County located on the Danube floodplain. The village has 2,032 inhabitants (2011 census), having a mixed economy: agriculture, fishing, tourism. The village lies on the southern part of the county, on the Danube, close the Bulgarian border, Ruse region. The only touristic sight in Gostinu, included on the list of historical monuments in Giurgiu County as a monument of local interest is the archaeological site of ‘Bunei Grind’, located in the western part of the village, where they found traces of settlement from Halstatt and Latène periods.Gostinu beach stretches on 1.5 kilometers length and can reach up to 100 meters width in dry summers. The access to the beach is not marked and the road is not asphalted. In addition to the beach, right in the middle of the Danube stretches a sandy island, which is reachable in about 50 meters through the waist-deep water, when the river is low.
Close to Gostinu one can visit Giurgiu Fortress, one of the many fortified settlements built in the past on the Romanian territory to protect the inlands from the invaders. Located right on the Danube shore, this was one of the first and most important defense points built in Wallachia (Tara Romaneasca).
Over the years, Giurgiu Fortress has been a truly important cut-off point between the Byzantine, Bulgarian and Ottoman space, and faced numerous invasions being conquered successively by Turks. The fortress’ still existing ruins are the living proof of the approximately 20 sieges that the fortress underwent.