On the Mediterranean sea and Atlantic ocean, the Moroccan coastline is 3,500 km long. In this land of two seas, the variety of beaches is infinite. The most popular beaches are naturally found next to towns, especially on the Atlantic Coast, but there are hundreds of others in unspoilt places where nature has remained intact. All offer great bathing or watersports possibilities.
On the Atlantic, most beaches are long strips of fine sand that face the ocean’s waves, becoming hotter as you head south. The north-east trade wind regularly blows from late March to mid-September on this part of the coast. It is ideal for all watersports. Whether you love windsurfing, kitesurf, surfing or jet ski, you are bound to find the waves you are looking for.
On the craggier coastline of the Mediterranean, between Tangiers and Al Hoceima, beaches are more intimate and the sea is calmer. There you will enjoy superb weather conditions on sparsely populated beaches. Some are close to traditional fishing villages, nestling in beautiful natural settings, ideal for relaxing in the peaceful waves, far from the agitation of city life.
Agadir is blessed with 10km of beautiful golden sand, making the beach very popular. This popularity among the tourists has lead the authorities to take action in keeping the beach clean. The sand is swept clean each morning and the regular patrols keep the beach almost free of vagrants. There are plenty of bars and cafes selling drinks and renting out sun-beds and umbrellas. The south end of the main beach has jet-skis for rental. Alternatively, dry activities like horse riding, camel trekking, quad biking and beach buggies are also available and very popular.
Be warned: the Atlantic ocean has a strong undercurrent that has caught many unawares. Small children and weak swimmers should be aware of this and not swim too far out.
If you're an active person, Essaouira is the perfect place for you. It'll dazzle to you with innumerable sports and adventure activities. You can choose from a wide variety of watersports. Anything from surfing to scuba diving. Essaouira is also a well known wind and kitesurfing location. This beautiful enclave is a absolute mecca for wind and watersports lovers.
Along the sea front south from the port is a very long promenade and a huge beach. When the beach eventually fades to a narrower strip it continues in front of a long stretch of dunes, accessible in places from the Agadir road. In the other direction, the road climbs inland towards a panoramic viewpoint of the town and coast, before heading down on its long way to Marrakech.
Other Popular Beaches
Sidi Ifni (Southern Morocco)
Oualidia (North of Safi)
Lalla Fatma (Nr
Agadir & Essaouira)
Grottes d'Hercules (Cap Spartel, nr Tangier)
Plage Quemada, Al
Hoceima (Mediterranean Coast)
El Jadida (63 miles
south of Casablanca)
Larache (south of
Tangier Town Beach
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Date last edited:
12 November 2012