The 5 Best Beaches In Morocco
Discover the sun-swept beauty of Morocco's coastline.
Agadir champions a 9-kilometre long beach perfect for lapping up the waves of the Atlantic. Once a little fishing town, Agadir has burst into a popular coastal resort city, spoilt with year-round sunshine and Moroccan charms. Head into town after a lazy beach day for a bite to eat or make your way through one of the spice-scented souks.
2. Essaouira Beach
Known as the wind city of Africa, Essaouira is on the map for its watersports. It has strong winds year-round providing ideal conditions for wind-sport enthusiasts. It may not be the best beach for sunbathing for this reason, but you don't need a windsurfing board to take in this laidback, fortified town. Nor do you need a board to eat at one of the excellent beachfront restaurants nearby, for that matter...
3. Legzira Beach
Legzira Beach was long famous for its iconic red sandstone arches. The larger of the two arches eroded in 2016, but this beachy sight is still a must-see. While the wonder is no longer in its former glory, its diminishment has made it easier to embrace the soul-stirring sunsets which bring out the reds in the surviving arch.
4. Ain Diab
Ain Diab beach is an urban city beach located in exciting Casablanca. This accessible beach is a popular attraction for tourists and locals, which can make it busy in the summer. Get down there early morning on weekends for a chance at bagging a good sunspot. Failing that, there's a variety of places to stop along the promenade for eateries and seaside views.
5. Las Cuevas Beach
Las Cuevas Beach is the most off-the-beaten-track beach of the lot, but well worth exploring if you're in Asilah. Las Cuevas itself is sprawled out beneath the cliffs, reachable by a long dirt track or even a horse-drawn cart. Recommended for surfing, but you can get a taste of the sea by trying a delicious, locally sourced fish tagine.