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Atlantic Coast

Introduction

The Atlantic Coast of Morocco runs for over 1500 km from the Straits of Gibraltar to the Mauritanian border. Full of industry, culture and character, this section of coastline definitely deserves a visit. As you idly make your way to the docks to buy fresh fish, you can visit and chat with the local fishermen who're always willing to share a 'fishermans tale' of wild adventures at sea! Or you can take a refreshing swim. The choice is up to you. The Atlantic coast of Morocco plays a big roll in the tourism industry as well as providing shipping ports and catering for the fishing industry. They catch pilchard, tuna mackerel, anchovies and shellfish in this area. You can try your hand at fishing amongst the locals, or cast from the shore line.

If fishing is not quite your thing, however, you can choose to go to Agadir to soak up some sun. This part of the world gets over 300 days of sunshine every year so your plans are not likely to get washed out. There are beautiful sandy beaches and pristine blue seas to help you relax.

Perhaps you are a more adventurous person? Then you might try surfing or windsurfing. Morocco's location makes it very popular with Europeans as it is only a short distance away and it provides some renowned surfing and windsurfing spots. Essaouira is one of the most popular windsurfing spots in Morocco. Just north of Agadir and some distance south of Essaouira, you will find some amazing surf spots made famous by Jimi Hendrix who fell in love with the area. Anchor Point, Mysteries, Dog Steps, Source and Killer Point are surfing spots that can all be found in this area. They provide anything from 4ft to 14ft waves and the water temperature stays constant at around 17°C.

Coastal Towns

Agadir
Agadir is an important fishing and sea port on the Atlantic Coast. Following a catastrophic earthquake in 1960, the town has been rebuilt into Morocco’s premier holiday resort. Agadir is blessed with 10km of beautiful golden sand and cooling Atlantic breezes.

Aourir
Aourir is situated just 7km north of Agadir. Aourir was nicknamed “Banana Village” by Jimi Hendrix in the 1960s, due the quantities of bananas grown and sold there.

Casablanca
Casablanca is situated south of the capital Rabat and is famous for its mixed style of both Moroccan and European culture and for the Hassan II Mosque. At 200 metres, its minaret is the tallest in the world.

Essaouira
Formally known as Mogador, Essaouira is a popular city and tourist resort on the Atlantic Coast. UNESCO listed Essaouira as a World Heritage city, as an example of a late 18th century fortified town in North Africa.

Lagsera
Lagsera is a small fishing village hidden at the bottom of a cliff. The quiet and unspoilt Gzira beach has miles of fine sand, beautiful views and a spectacular 100m arch naturally eroded into the cliff.

Mirleft
South of Agadir is the delightful coastal village of Mirleft, which includes an oasis, a market and a nearby ruined fort. Many activities can be enjoyed here, such as fishing,
surfing, riding and trekking.

Rabat
Rabat is an Imperial City, the capital of Morocco. It is located on the Atlantic coast at the mouth of the river Bou Regreg. Rabat offers excellent beaches but also excellent architecture, with the Hassan Tower, Royal Palace,
Mausoleum of Mohammed V and the Chellah Necropolis ruins.

Sidi Ifni
The Atlantic coastal town of Sidi Ifni is an old Spanish colonial trading post on the edge of the Sahara. This was one of the last places vacated by the Spanish in 1969. Today, Sidi Ifni is a friendly, but quiet and relaxed town, with strange art deco Spanish architecture.
The beach at Sidi Ifni consists of clean golden sand and a strong rip tide, so good for surfers, but not so good for swimmers.

Sidi Kaouki
Forty minutes south of Essaouira by bus is Sidi Kaouki, which with its very windy beach, is very popular by wind, wave and kite surfers. It is one of the most famous surf spots in this area, but the waves can be very strong and are more suited to experienced surfers.

Taghazout
Taghazout is a fishing and surfing village situated just 17km north of Agadir. A Hippie Haven in the 1960s, now a famous surfing spot, the village is sun blessed all year round.

Enquiries & Booking

To enquire about or to book a personalised private tour to include any towns on the Atlantic Coast, please call us on +44(0)7713 615829 or send an email to enquiries@erlebnis-tours-maroc.com to discuss your itinerary and prices.
 

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