A number of people had told me about the place where the Danube spills into the Black Sea, Gura Portitei. When the a close friend actually went there we found out that Gura Portitei is the place where the Razelm and Golovita lakes spill into the Black Sea 🙂
I had to check for myself so I took the car up to Jurilovca and the speed boat from there, for the last 12 km. What I found was a very very beautiful and quiet place, where one would go if in need for peace while still keeping some confort:
The beach looks just like in the infamous Hawaii postcards:
What’s interesting about Gura Portitei is that is is located on a sand bank between the Black Sea and the Golovita, Razelm and Sinoie lakes. It is impossible to reach it by car. There seems to be at least one road for motorcycles, but that’s as wide as you can go (at least that’s what I saw on Google Earth). However, going there motorized requires one to go through one of the strictly forbidden areas like Chituc, Wolves or Perisorul Sand Banks. In places, you feel you could touch the sea with one hand and the lakes with the other. I think that could be frightful on a stormy day 🙂
If you want to go there, I have to warn you about the boat trip from Jurilovca: if you have enough time, the regular ship takes something like 75 minutes to cross the Golovita lake and costs RON 50 for the return trip. If however you do not feel like wasting 3-4 hours (included in the calculation is the time spent waiting for the ship), a speed boat costs RON 400 for the return trip.
In my opinion, the place is worth at least one trip: