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Boats, Essaouira, Morocco

Essaouira and The Atlantic Coast

The Atlantic coast adds a whole new dimension to a holiday to Morocco.

Combined with the culture and colour of Marrakech, the jagged peaks and mountain villages of the Atlas or the rolling sand dunes of the Sahara, a visit to this wild and windswept coast peppered with whitewashed towns and villages makes a wonderful addition to any trip.

Perfect if you want to soak up the sunshine, do some walking, cycling, windsurfing or horse riding.

Blue Fshing Boats, Essaouira, Morocco


Essaouira is a Mediterranean-style fishing port and is located just a few hours west of Marrakech. This delightful fishing port has a wide sandy bay of crashing Atlantic waves and an intriguing network of dusty whitewashed houses, shuttered blue with a myriad of narrow alleyways and secret doorways which occasionally open out into the hustle and bustle of a tiny square.

South of Essaouira is Agadir. Although not to everyone’s taste this busy port does offer a pleasant base for a few days of sun, with sheltered beaches and a spacious seaside promenade that comes to life in the evenings.

Oualidia, Morocco
Oualidia, Morocco


Further north along the coast lies Oualidia, a seaside town set on a picturesque lagoon. Popular with the locals the bay here is famous in food circles for its oyster beds.


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Hassan II Mosque

Visit the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, 7th largest in the world and a beautiful building.

Camel ride on Essaouira beach

Take a camel ride on the beach.

Flamingos of Oualidia

Spot flocks of pink flamingos on the lagoon in Oualidia.


Spend time exploring the maze of white washed streets in Essaouira.

Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Kate Hitchen

My travels were first inspired by my love of the UK, which I take as much pleasure in exploring as countries far and wide. For me, travel is all about the adventure, the people I meet and the food I sample along the way.

In fact, I am never happier than when I’m cycling, trekking or simply eating my way through a country! My heart and head regularly pull me east, notably to India but I may also be found wandering through the galleries and piazzas of Italy or daydreaming about fresh ceviche in the far west.

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Katie Benden

The excitement of travelling the world has always hugely appealed. Largely cemented from my first solo trip to Egypt and the Middle East. The crazy hustle and bustle of Cairo was a huge assault on the senses, scrambling through the claustrophobic tunnels of the Great pyramid took me out of my comfort zone and I was left humbled by the warm hospitality of the Nubian people in Aswan as we shared dinner together.

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The guides and itinerary were good. Our local driver, in particular, was excellent.


Youssef, our driver, looked after us very well. He was always calm and friendly and made us feel comfortable and relaxed. All our other guides were very professional, friendly and gave us a good sense of the country.


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