Best Morocco Beaches

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Morocco is known for its old medinas, vibrant souks, verdant mountains, and gigantic dunes in the Sahara desert. But Morocco is much more with the Atlantic Ocean to the West and the Mediterranean Sea to the North. The country has a variety of beaches that fulfill the desires of all travelers. Whether you enjoy swimming with your family or more physical activities such as jet skiing, surfing, sailing, kite surfing, or windsurfing, you can find everything you wish for on the long sandy beaches of the Atlantic ocean and Mediterranean sea. Best Morocco Beaches

The best part about a beach vacation in Morocco is not just the tantalizing shores and warm waves.  It is the beaches coupled with the fact that all around you lies hiking, historic medinas, and great food. What makes Morocco the perfect place to spend a few weeks relaxing and soaking up the sun and culture. Here is a pick of the  beaches that you should add to your bucket list right now. 

Morocco beaches near Marrakech 

BEACH: Oualidia

Best Morocco beaches

The Oualidia town, or sometimes also known as Loualidia, is a small fishing village located at the Moroccan Atlantic coast. In the North of Essaouira, aproximatrly three hours driving from Marrakech by car. The fantastic resort beach in Oualidia is  Protected by the lagoon, that is ideal for swimming,and kayaking, surfing, wind-surfing or water-skiing,and  small fishing boat expeditions are all popular activities there. 

Oualidia is nicknamed the Moroccan oyster capital.Where you find many  local oyster farms, if you are a seafood lover make sure to try it when visiting, and the oyster farm called Maison de l’Ostréa II offers group tours.These tours allow you to visit the actual farm and see how the process of farming works. 

Sidi Kaouki, Essaouira

Best Morocco beaches

Sidi Kaouki is a town of white-washed walls, a strong wind and a delightful bohemian vibe.Just 30 minutes drive from Essaouira. the town  has a golden beach and is very popular by surfers because it has both beach and reef breaks and the famous Cap Sim point break, which is known as one of the best waves in Morocco.


Best Moroccan beaches in The Atlantic 

Laghzira Beach, Sidi Ifni

Best Morocco beaches

Just 10km from Sidi Ifni Morocco lies this beautiful hidden gem, one of  Morocco’s most unique beaches. a scenic stretch of fine sand dotted with natural red stone arches. Although a bit hard to reach, the cliff-fringed beach rewards visitors with picturesque scenery,Legzira is well known for its  incredible mammoth stone arch. Naturally formed after decades of erosion, this sedimentary cliff jut out onto the crashing waves linking the coastline and the seaside in an extraordinary way. 

Taghazout beach

top morocco beaches

Taghazout village is the most famous surf destination among lacals and international travelers  in Morocco, this former fishing village is located on Morocco’s Atlantic coast just north of Agadir, is now a modern seaside resort with impeccable facilities where surfing and other water surface sports are the main attraction.

The beache is clean; the water is clear and warm, and as in any surfing town, the vibe in Taghazout is relaxed and laid-back. With an average temperature of about 25 degrees and 350 days of sunshine can be here for every season a healthy skin growth. Picturesque fishing boats lie on the beach. 

Dragon Beach, Dakhla 

Morocco's beaches dakhla dragon beach

Located in the Moroccan Western Sahara, Dakhla is a piece of heaven on earth. Dragon Beach protrudes out into the Atlantic Ocean alongside the Moroccan coast and boasts crystal-clear waters.Between desert and ocean, like a dragon emerging from deep waters, the dragon island appears in the middle of the beautiful bay of Dakhla.

The peaceful lagoon is a great place to relax and enjoy the stunning natural views, whether you stay on the shore or head off across the waters of the lagoon to Dragon Island – a two-hour boat ride away. Among the popular activities available in the beach are watersports such as kayaking and sailing. Most of all, the beaches of Dakhla are famous for Kitesurfing, the 2018 World Kitesurfing Championships were held there.


Imsouane Beach, Essaouira

Imsouane beach Morocco

The little fishing town of Imsouane sits on a remote headland roughly halfway between Agadir and Essaouira. this spot is very famous among surfers who come from around the world to enjoy its spectacular waves. The best known surf breaks in the area are The Bay, an infeasible long right hander, and the Cathedral, which offers a bit of everything including a reef and point break. Even if surfing isn’t your thing , It is a great place  surrounded by an amazing nature which breaths peace and tranquility.

Paradise beach Asilah

Paradise beach asilah Morocco

Asilah, just a few miles south of Tangier, is the perfect place to spend a weekend or some quiet days by the beach, taste fish tagine and wander the white-washed walls of the medina (old town). Paradise Beach at Rmilate, 7km south of town, well known for its tranquillity and laid-back atmosphere. Located in bay at the end of a long dirt track, it is not the easiest beach to access.Enjoy a drink at a typically Spanish chiringuito, or a traditional camel ride to complete the seaside experience.


Top Morocco beaches in the Mediterranean 

Martil Beach

Martil beach North Morocco

Martil is Tetouan’s coastal resort town in the summer months and year-round weekend visitors. The beach is a long stretch of golden sand that face into the warm, blue waters of the Mediterranean.With plenty of cafes and bars behind a wide palm-lined promenade in the back of the beach. It is clean, and the locals are known for their hospitality.


Saidia beach

saidia beach

Saidia is a famous tourist destination beach town in the Nort of Morocco, It is a little slice of heaven with nearly nine miles of white, sandy beaches, and azure Mediterranean waters, run along the sea under a generous sun that shines throughout the year. Water sports and golf are just some of the many activities at your fingertips on or near the sea. In the evening, head to the marina to sample the region’s famous dishes. Much of the area is unspoiled countryside and you should definitely consider visiting the nearby Sidi Yahya oasis, climbing the large eucalyptus covered dunes, and walking along the clifftops of the Cap de l’Eau.


El Jebha (Chefchaouen Province)

El Jebha beach

This Mediterranean coastal place is situated in the Rif Mountains, and across the route that takes traffic from the Northwestern part to the Northeastern part of Morocco. El Jebha is the capital of the district (cercle) Mtiwa, which is part of Chefchaouen Province. This small town is known for its tranquility and its beautiful beaches.


Belyounech beach

Hidden fishing village, Belyounech is located 16 km from Fnideq and 7 km west of the Spanish enclave. But Belyounech is also the last beach in northern Morocco, on the border with Spanish city  Ceuta. With beautiful clear blue water and stone sand making it one of the best Mediterranean beaches to visit in north Morocco.

This beach has an island look with the contrast of the ocean and Dominated by the Rif mountains near the Jbel Moussa, also called in Spanish: “Mujer Muerta”, recalling the grace and curves of a woman. Many travelers and even locals ignore the existence of this hidden gem so if you are visiting the north of Morocco this beach will be great to relax and sunbathing. 

Bades Beach


the beach is located 50 km from Al Hoceima city in  Al Hoceima National Park, which is bordered by the waters of the Mediterranean and cut from high cliffs, showcasing the varied terrain forged by the Bokkoyas Massif. The beach is one of the most visited places for the city of Al Hoceima, where the region is rich with natural diversity. The slopes and rocky masses that make up many bays along the Mediterranean coast make it a heaven for lovers of travel, camping, and adventure. These interesting points can be visited only by sea. Fishers in the area rent small boats for a spectacular ride.

The name Bades is coming from Prince `Bades Loata`, the founder of the city in the year 1709. Today, the historic town is a ruin on the estuary of Bades valley, opposing the Bades island. Now The Ile de Badis, or Peñon de Velez de La Gomera is a rock for military use occupied by the spanish government but much more closer to land, attached to the shore by an isthmus of only ten or fifteen meters.


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