- Well, the time has come to find out that north of Constanța there are all kinds of treasures worth visiting at least once.
- 1. To be visited north of Constanța – the Cuibul de la Mare agritourism guesthouse, in the Corbu commune
- I have written extensively about Cuibul de la Mare and you can read what and how below:
- THE NEST FROM THE SEA – QUALITY AGRO-TOURISM IN ROMANIA
- 2. The beach in Corbu
- Access roads to Corbu beach
- Who is Corbu beach suitable for?
- 3. Vadu beach
- The access road to Vadu beach
- I found an article detailing how to explore other roads in Vadu or how to get to Gura Portiței by land. Those who are in the mood for adventure can take a look here.
- 4. Nuntasi Lake
- 5. Histria fortress and Sinoe lake
- Some historical information about Histria
When we ask what is there to visit north of Constanța, many of us think either of the holiday resort of Mamaia, or of the town of Năvodari, the place where the children of our generation came at least once to camp at the sea and entered the water under the command of the flags.
Well, the time has come to find out that north of Constanța there are all kinds of treasures worth visiting at least once.
Kinder Trips has explored and tested, and all you have to do is decide where you want to go the most, and then tell us if you like it.
Unfortunately, without a car, it is quite complicated to visit these places. For example, there is no public transport to take you to the mentioned beaches, the only alternative being… hitchhiking.
1. To be visited north of Constanța – the Cuibul de la Mare agritourism guesthouse, in the Corbu commune
Cuibul de la Mare is the soul project of a young couple from Constanța: an architect and a make-up artist.
It’s a wonderful place, with a special concept, good food, child-friendly. Here you have every chance to feel at home and the promoted agrotourism is one of quality. It is located about 25 km from Constanța.
I have written extensively about Cuibul de la Mare and you can read what and how below:
THE NEST FROM THE SEA – QUALITY AGRO-TOURISM IN ROMANIA
2. The beach in Corbu
It is located about 27 kilometers from Constanța. It is part of the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve. It is a semi-wild beach, stretching for several km.
There is a portion that belongs to a military unit and cannot be accessed.
They are mounted ecological toilets and bins, there is a cherhana where you can eat and a campsite.
Access roads to Corbu beach
The access road opens from the town of Corbu, as you come from Năvodari.
Turn right from the main road, on a narrow road, along which stretch fields of rapeseed and other agricultural crops.
In the first part, the road is paved, going perpendicular to the sea, after which you have to turn right, on another road that runs parallel to the sea and which is unpaved.
From this hike there are multiple possibilities to go down to the beach. We chose the steep road that follows immediately after a gazebo perched on the hill.
Don’t be discouraged by the steepness of the slopes, because they are not dangerous. Everyone uses them to get to the beach.
If you don’t want to go down to the beach on the road we chose (the one immediately after the pavilion), you can continue walking parallel to the beach and check the other 2 access roads.
I haven’t tried the cherhanaua in Corbu, nor the campsite. Regarding the campsite, I understood that there would not be much shade, and the few places with shade are always occupied.
Who is Corbu beach suitable for?
First of all, for lovers of nature and undeveloped beaches.
For those with a caravan, the beach in Corbu can also be a perfect choice.
At the same time, Corbu beach is a good suggestion for a day trip that you can do from other resortswith the aim of discovering other parts of the Romanian coast.
A tip: apart from the essentials for the beach (lotion, shade, etc.), have water and garbage bags with you! Anything you brought that becomes trash must be collected; do not leave debris on the beach under any circumstances!
Careful! There are also nobody’s dogs on the beach, but from what I have seen they are peaceful and not put on the map.
3. Vadu beach
It is another wild beach, located about 15 km from Corbu and about 40 km from Constanța. The access road to this beach is somewhat more difficult than the one described above.
In principle, any car can handle it, provided you don’t deviate too much from the most used routes and risk getting stuck in the sand.
Vadu beach is one of our favorite beaches in Romania. The feeling of total loss in nature that you can have here is unique!
The access road to Vadu beach
To get to Vadu, turn right from the main road coming from Constanța, on a road that leads you to the beach.
The road is called, as it were, Soseau Vadului. I didn’t see it marked on the map. I remember there is a plaque with his name on it, which I didn’t get to photograph.
On the way to the beach, you will come across all kinds of waterholes and lakes, full of swans and various waterfowl.
It is worth stopping and admiring these birds! Maybe you’ll be lucky and come across some meerkats or turtles, like we did.
The abundance of vegetation, animals and birds is all the more amazing, as a factory for the processing of rare metals (uranium & others) operated in the area and the respective lakes were used for discharges.
Nature proves every time an infinite capacity for regeneration, and this place is a good example of that.
Here is also a video that captures some of the background sound 🙂
There are several access roads to the beach.
We headed towards the one that leads to Cherhanaua Bosoancă, because we planned to have dinner here. There is a plaque with the name of this kerchanal, look out for it!
I parked the car somewhere near Cherhana and then went to the beach.
We understood that there would be another cherhana on the beach at Vadu, but we didn’t venture to explore, because we wanted to stay put and relax.
Cerhanaua Bosoanca is spacious and clean. Service was quick even though it was busy and the food was very good with large portions and fair prices. We ordered roe, fish borscht, fried horse mackerel and anchovies with polenta. The best were the anchovies – fresh, tasty and a little oily!
Careful! I have heard of cases of cars stuck in the sand on less popular access roads in Vadu.
So take this into account if you want to venture out there and don’t have a more solid car.
The road that we recommend to a family with children is the one that leads to Cherhanaua Bosoancă and is marked with a small sign.
Again, the same advice as above applies: have plenty of water with you and garbage bags, to collect what is no longer useful to you!
I found an article detailing how to explore other roads in Vadu or how to get to Gura Portiței by land. Those who are in the mood for adventure can take a look here.
4. Nuntasi Lake
It is a lake that we discovered by chance, while we were driving from Corbu to Cetatea Istria.
I noticed a path that opened from the road and seemed to lead to water, I followed it and immediately arrived at this lake.
Nothing extraordinary, but we found a simple, zen and quiet place that we really liked.
Because Noria was sleeping in the car, we took out a blanket, sat down by the lake, enjoyed the swans, the silence, the gentle breeze, the way the vegetation swayed and the coffee bought from a village shop.
Is a perfect place for a picnic. You will easily notice the access road from the main road, it is marked with some kind of tall white columns.
5. Histria fortress and Sinoe lake
Histria Citadel basically represents the ruins of the oldest attested city on the territory of Romania. These ruins are located on the shore of Lake Sinoe, which, at the time the fortress was built, was a bay open to the sea.
Histria fortress is located nearby 60 kilometers from the city of Constanta.
The remains of the fortress are not spectacular, but it is definitely worth coming to Istria Fortress to feel the energy of the place and to imagine how people lived here thousands of years ago.
Toddlers will have plenty to explore. Noria felt at home among the ruins and vegetation of the citadel, but also on the shore of Lake Sinoe, where you can descend from the citadel.
Some historical information about Histria
According to data found on Wikipedia, “Histria was founded by Greek settlers from Miletus around 657 BC. (according to the historian Eusebius of Caesarea) or 630 BC. (after Skymnos), as a port on the Black Sea and destroyed by the 7th century AD. from the Avar-Slavic invasions.”
Histria was the first Greek colony west of the Black Sea. The fortress was inhabited continuously, for approx. 1300 years, and at its peak it had up to 25,000 inhabitants and its own currency.
It seems that the name of the fortress is related to the river Istros – the name given by the Greeks to the Danube.
Are several historical layers in the citadelbecause it was also under Roman rule, which is why, apart from the Greek temples and altars that were discovered in the citadel, traces of Roman baths (thermal baths), basilicas or an episcopal cathedral were also found.
There is also a museum (Archaeological Museum of Istria), which we did not visit, as we arrived late and it was closed. In the museum you can see bas-reliefs, amphorae and altars over 2000 years old, so I would definitely come back here someday, to look at them in peace.
The schedule for visiting the fortress it is 08:00-20:00 in summer time and 09:00-17:00 in winter time.
Outside the fortress there is a restaurant with a playground. I didn’t dine here, but I noticed that all the tables in the restaurant were full and that Greek music was playing. He winked at us, I’m not saying no :).
Entrance prices to the citadel: 15 lei/adults; 7 lei/children, students. Noria had free access.
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