With population of just over 3000 Shabla is Bulgaria’s one of the smallest towns. Yet it has a large and exceptionally well-kept city park, community center combined with the modern bus station (serving the only shuttle bus to Kavarna and back roughly four times a day, though), and a few restaurants. Being six kilometers from the sea shore makes it a pretty sleepy place.
Shabla’s sea shore, however, offers the longest sand beach on the Black sea, an old lighthouse, and a comfortable trail to the village of Tyulenovo well known for the rock formations of the same name.
From there it is easy to get to another coastal village — Kamen Bryag — famous for the July Morning rock festival where the late John Lawton of Uriah Heep often performed as the sun was rising from the Black sea on July 1st morning.
And just a little over a kilometer from Kamen Bryag lies the archaeological reserve Yaylata with remains of the ancient fortress and numerous cave dwellings.