Danube is the biggest and by far the most popular river in Europe, but a few people know that are places that are truly suitable for bathing. There are beach areas along the shore, but the muddy bed of the river deters most of the people away as you are never able to see where you step and the feeling below your feet is not a pleasant one. If it is not the mud, it is the stones, the speed of the current or the steep shores that will make you opt for a pool. But the pools are always crowded. The water is not changed regularly and not changed every time it needs to be changed. It is full with chemicals, which are more dangerous for your health than the waters of a river, over a kilometer wide. and meters deep.
We want to introduce you to a beach, which unless you own a boat, you will never know it exists. The Bare Island is an island of sand, which is naturally accumulated in the midst of the river some 5 kilometers away from Vidin. It is a natural beauty that all citizens of Vidin know about, but a few actually visit. When the level of Danube drops, the island mystically appears, and in drier years it can reach up to 4 kilometers in length. It is the perfect beach on the river. The sand is pure and the water is clear. There is rush for finding a spot or privacy. There is plenty of it and the people who visit make it better with each and every year.