Pomorie Lake

Pomorie Lake is an ultrasaline natural lagoon, separated from the sea by a sandspit and an artificial dike. The bottom of the lake is covered with black mud rich in minerals and trace elements. The medicinal qualities of the liman mud that has been used since ancient times are precisely the reason why Pomorie is one of the preferred balneological, SPA, and wellness resorts on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast. The northern part of the lake is used for the production of salt – an activity going on for more than 20 centuries in the area. The high salt content has created a unique environment to which various animal and plant species have managed to adapt. Via Pontica, the second largest avian migratory route in Europe passes above Pomorie Lake. This is the reason for the great diversity of birds in the region of the lake – a total of 269 bird species (nesting, wintering, migratory, etc.). Pomorie Lake and its adjoining territories were declared a Protected Area under the Bulgarian legislation (2001) and a Ramsar wetland under the Ramsar Convention for the Protection of Wetlands and Water Birds. Tourists can get more information about the lake at the Visitor and Conservation Centre of Pomorie Lake. An exhibition of facts and photographs of the saline lagoon is also displayed there.

Accommodation in Pomorie

Additional Information

Opening hours of the visitor centre:
9.00 am – 7.30 pm;
closed on Sundays and Mondays
– Adults – BGN 2.
– Students and Children – BGN 1.Lectures (in Bulgarian and English) given to organised visiting groups – BGN 50.
Guides to the area around the lake:
– 1 hour – BGN 20.
– 1 day – BGN 80.