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Tuylenovo (Bulgarian: Тюленово) is a village and seaside resort on the north Bulgarian Black Sea Coast, part of Dobrich Province in between Shabla and Kavarna. "Tyulen" means seal in Bulgarian, but seals hadn't been seen in the area since the 1980s. Tuylenovo can be reached by taking the old seaside road from Kavarna that passes along the rocky coastline, through the sea resort of Rusalka

There are about 60 permanent inhabitants, but during the summer there are close to 200 people living here. In the center there are two small hotels, a fishing harbour and a small beach. Dolphins can be seen from the coast and they usually come nearer to the land in the early morning or late afternoon. The caves in the cliffs were used as dwellings, and nowadays backpackers set up camp inside for free accommodation. There is also a great sand beach in Bolata, less than 2 kilometers from Tyulenovo.

Further on down the seaside path from Tyulenovo to Kamen Bryag there is a megalithic complex called the Rocky Monasteries (Bulgarian: Скални Манастир). The megalith consists of tombs carved into the rock and sacrificial stones used by the ancient cult to the Sun. You can find out more about the whole area at the information centre in Bulgarevo village and there is a display of artifacts from the Durankulak Eneolithic settlement that has recently been discovered, showing that one of world's earliest civilisations started in this region./wikipedia/

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