The Mediterranean coast has everything you would expect - white sands, crystal clear waters and beautiful warm weather. The coast of Morocco runs along the Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea, which means that it has a huge number of beaches that you just want to visit. In any part of the Moroccan coast where you stay, you must find a brilliant beach. With some fantastic places for enthusiastic surfers and water sports enthusiasts, there is no shortage of waves on the many vast sea sides of the sand dunes.

The most beautiful beaches of Morocco

If you spend your vacation sunbathing in the golden sands, the beautiful bays and picturesque lagoons of Morocco will be ideal for you. During the summer months, the best Moroccan beaches are surrounded by locals enjoying a holiday by the sea. But in the off-season, many beaches are deserted, so you can enjoy these slices of paradise for yourself.

  • Las Cuevas Beach, Asilah
  • Martil Beach
  • Dragon Beach, Dakhla Peninsula
  • Sidi Kaouki
  • Ain Diab, Casablanca
  • Agadir Beach
  • Essaouira Beach
  • Taghazout
  • Oualidia Lagoon
  • Legzira Beach

Beaches in Essaouira

Windswept, the fortified and whitewashed coastal city of Essaouira has long been a magnet for travelers, musicians and those looking for an escape from the hectic pace of life in other Moroccan cities. Jimi Hendrix stayed here for several weeks in 1969, as did Bob Marley about a year later, when the city provided a countercultural refuge for hippies. Although Essaouira has become popular over the years, it remains wonderfully untouched. The tranquil medina - a UNESCO World Heritage Site - is entirely for walking and souls are a pleasure to explore.

The endless expanse of unspoilt Atlantic beach in Essaouire stretches south toward the village of Diabat, a mecca for surfers, kite surfers and windsurfers. Along Mohammed V Boulevard, which leads from the medina to the end of the beach, you will find the ION Club, where you can rent surfboards, kites and windsurfing. At the opposite end of Essaouir’s beach lies Diabat, a sleepy lot of white houses. Further along the coast, narrow roads lead to what the locals call sauvages (wild beaches). These long areas of white sand, supported by dunes lined with prickly gorsas and argan trees, stretch into thin, fading hazes.

Casablanca beaches

Casablanca is probably the most famous Moroccan city, competing only with Marrakesh. But put aside your thoughts on Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart - this is a vibrant, breathtaking city that will draw you to your heart. It is a cosmopolitan place full of art galleries, quality restaurants, top fashion designers and top nightlife. At the same time, it is full of remarkable architecture, such as the Hassan II Mosque and Mahkama du Pacha. You can spend time and money in the old medina or in the giant shopping center, which is the largest in Africa. Casablanca is a cultural tradition, a progressive city that welcomes visitors with open arms.

Saidia Beaches

Saïdia, in the north-eastern corner of Morocco, is the place to go if you are looking for a beach holiday where you can get away from it all. With an extensive white sand beach and azure Mediterranean waters, Saïdia is ideal, whether for a relaxing break or a more active break, or for a sightseeing holiday. You can play a round on the championship 18-hole golf course, go boating and diving, enjoy a meal in one of the best restaurants, and spend some “time” in the luxury spa. But it is not just about human development in this area; much of it is untouched nature. You should definitely visit the nearby oasis of Sidi Yahya, climbing the large dunes covered with eucalyptus and walking along the cliffs of Cap de l’Eau.

Beaches in Agadir

Along the Atlantic coast of Morocco lie a number of seaside towns, great places to stay if you want to enjoy a beach holiday. Some places, such as Taghazout and Mazagan, are great for surfers and Essaouira is a popular kite-surf resort.

Agadir is a tourist hotspot: people come here from all over the world to enjoy their excellent sandy beaches. Further south is Plage-Blanche, an isolated beach in the middle of an ecological park, ideal for escaping civilization, where you will see pure Moroccan nature.

Tips for trips and interesting places in Morocco

Marrakesh

Marrakesh (/ məˈrækɛʃ / or / ˌmærəˈkɛʃ /; Arabic: مراكش Murrākuš; Berber languages: ⴰⵎⵓⵔⴰⴽⵓⵛ, romanized: Amurakuc, French: Marrakech), is one of the fourth largest cities in the Kingdom of Morocco. It is the capital of the Marrakesh-Safi region. It is located in the central southwest of the country, west of the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. Marrakech is 580 km (360 miles) southwest of Tangier, 327 km (203 miles) southwest of the Moroccan capital Rabat, 239 km (149 miles) south of Casablanca and 246 km (153 miles) northeast of Agadir.

Jemaa El Fna Square

Jemaa el-Fnaa (Arabic: ساحة جامع الفناء Sāḥat Jamāʾ al-Fanāʾ, also Jemaa el-Fna, Djema el-Fna or Djemaa el-Fnaa) is a square and market in the medina of Marrakesh (old city). It remains the main square in Marrakesh, used by locals and tourists.

The origin of the name is unclear: jamaa in Arabic means “choir” or “mosque”, probably referring to the destroyed mosque on the spot. Fnaʼ or fanâʼ can mean “death / extinction” or “courtyard, space in front of a building.” “Finâʼ in Arabic commonly means” open space “; the direct translation would be “assembly / assembly area”. Other meanings could be “death gathering” or “mosque at the end of the world”. Another explanation is that it refers to a mosque with a distinctive courtyard or square in front of it. The third translation is the “Assembly of the Dead,” referring to public executions in the square around 1050 AD.

Kutubija Mosque

The mosque was founded in 1147 by Almohad’s caliph Abd al-Mu’min just after he conquered Marrakesh from the Almoravids. The second version of the mosque was completely rebuilt by Abd al-Mu’min around 1158. Ya’qub al-Mansur may have completed the construction of a minaret around 1195. This second mosque still stands today. It is considered a classic and important example of Almohad architecture and the architecture of Moroccan mosques in general. The tower of the minaret, 77 meters high, is decorated with various geometric motifs of the arch and is finished with a tower and metal spheres. This probably inspired other buildings such as the Giralda in Seville and the Hassan Tower in Rabat, which were built shortly afterwards at the same time. The minaret is also considered an important landmark and symbol of Marrakesh.

Casablanca

It is located in the midwestern part of Morocco bordering the Atlantic Ocean. It is the largest city in the Maghreb region and the eighth largest in the Arab world. Casablanca is Morocco’s main port and one of the largest financial centers in Africa. The population is estimated to have a population of approximately 3.35 million in the metropolitan area in 2014 and more than 4.27 million in Greater Casablanca. Casablanca is considered the economic and commercial center of Morocco, although the main political city is Rabat.

Leather and medina in Fezu

Chouara Tannera Tannery The Chouara Tannery in Fez is the largest of the three tanneries in Morocco. It was built in the 11th century. It is located in Fes el Bali, the oldest medina district of the city, near the Saffarin Madrasa River.

The tanning industry still works in the same way as at the beginning of the century. The local solarium is considered one of the main tourist attractions in the city. The tanneries are full of round stone containers filled with dye or white liquids to soften the skin. Leather goods produced in the local tanneries are exported all over the world.

Source used: https://cs.qaz.wiki/wiki/Chouara_Tannery

Agadir

It is the capital of Morocco. It is located on the Atlantic coast near the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, north of the point where the Souss River flows into the ocean and 509 km (316 miles) south of Casablanca. Agadir is the capital of the prefecture of Agadir Ida-U-Tanan and the economic region of Souss-Massa. Most people speak Amazigh, one of Morocco’s two official languages.

Toubkal National Park

Toubkal is a national park in the High Atlas Mountains, 70 km from Marrakesh in midwestern Morocco. It was founded in 1942 and covers an area of 380 km2. The highest peak in the park is the mountain Jbel Toubkal, 4 167 meters high.

Todra Gorge

The Todra Gorge is a series of limestone river canyons, or wadi, in the eastern part of the High Atlas Mountains in Morocco, near the town of Tinerhir. Both the Todgha Gorge and the neighboring Dades River are responsible for deep cuts in these rocky canyons, especially for the last 40 km (25 miles) over the mountains. The height of the canyon walls can vary, but in some places it can be up to 400 meters high.

Living in Riyadh

Riad is a type of traditional Moroccan or Moorish interior garden or courtyard associated with the architecture of the house and palace. The term riad is often used in Morocco today in the sense of accommodation in private rooms and with shared common areas, inside a stylishly restored traditional residence.

The highest mountain in Morocco

Toubkal (المنتزة الوطني لتوبقال) is the highest mountain in Morocco, located in the Toubkal National Park. At 4,167 meters (13,671 ft), it is also the highest peak of the Atlas Mountains, Morocco, North Africa in the entire Arab world, down to Ethiopia. The mountain is located about 63 km south of the city of Marrakesh in the Tubkal National Park.

For climbers, it is “the most popular mountain destination in the Atlas Mountains.”

Jabal Tubkal

The first ascents to the mountain are not recorded, and on June 12, 1923, the Marquis de Segonzac, Vincent Berger and Hubert Dolbeau were the first Europeans to reach the top.

The usual starting point is the village of Imlíl (إمليل) in a valley that stretches north from Tubkal. In Imlíl, at an altitude of 1780 m, the road from Asní (أسني) ends, where buses run from Marrakesh (about 50 km; the remaining 17 km to Imlíl can be reached by car or taxi).

The road first winds around the kasbah (clay fortress), where the film Kundun was previously shot, and passes the village of Arúmd (أرومد, about 1900 m above sea level). Behind Arúmd is a large and flat stone field, behind which the road rises sharply and comes to the pilgrimage settlement of Sidi Shamharus (سيدي شمهروش, about 2300 m above sea level, 2 to 3 hours from Imlil). The clearly trodden path continues through a deep valley to the Toubkal hut (formerly Neltner), which lies at an altitude of 3207 m. The hut is in operation and belongs to the French Alpine Club (Club alpin français). Most tourists spend the night here. It is 4 to 6 hours from Imlíl here.

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