The 10 Best Beaches in Morocco You Won’t Want to Miss

Traveling to Morocco? Be sure to visit these 10 stunning beaches you won’t want to miss! From the exotic city of Marrakech, to the town of Essaouira, each beach has its own charm and distinctive features that make it worth visiting in its own right! Keep reading to learn more about these must-see Moroccan beaches and find your next travel destination.

1) Tangier

Located in northern Morocco, Tangier is a busy and colorful port city that’s home to more than 400,000 people. The city has long been an important gateway between Europe and Africa—hence its name (Tangier means harbor or mouth of the bay). Today Tangier is a popular tourist destination; it boasts an impressive medina quarter and great seafood restaurants along its beachfront promenade.

2) Mirleft

This quaint little seaside town is where you’ll want to start your Moroccan adventure. It’s a great place for shopping and enjoying incredible seafood, but it’s also popular with locals, so if you are looking for an authentic experience, Mirleft may be your best bet. Grab some fresh fish at any of its many open-air fish markets before heading down to one of its stunning beaches.

3) Essaouira

Essaouira is a beautiful seaside city that sits on its own bay, making it somewhat separate from other popular coastal areas of Morocco. While Essaouira has so much going for it—including a vibrant port and architecture that inspires artists and architects alike—it’s worth mentioning that locals claim Essouria is haunted by jinns. Travelers who are open-minded might catch a glimpse or two of one or even experience being touched by one of these invisible beings.

4) Taghazout

Taghazout is a relatively new coastal town, but it has quickly become a popular destination thanks to its swaths of beautiful beaches and incredible weather. It’s not hard to see why so many people have fallen in love with Taghazout. The town has gorgeous, white-sand beaches that are surrounded by vibrant turquoise water.

5) Agadir

Considered by many to be one of Morocco’s most beautiful beach towns, Agadir is a must-visit if you’re looking for things to do in Agadir. Its beaches are filled with white sand and water that is perfect for swimming and relaxing. But there’s more.

6) Casablanca

Morocco’s largest city, Casablanca is a great place to kick back and relax on any of its wonderful beaches. With 2.8 miles (4.5 kilometers) of sandy coastline, along with several beach clubs, it’s no wonder that Casablanca is considered one of Africa’s best beach destinations.

7) Rabat

If you’re looking for a beach with a Moroccan flair, look no further than Rabat. It’s a small beach town that’s surrounded by rich history, and it offers up some of the best seafood around. The city is also home to one of Morocco’s most famous mosques—the Hassan II Mosque—which is definitely worth checking out if you have time. While it doesn’t offer as much sunbathing as other beaches on our list, Rabat is still a great place to relax and unwind after exploring all that Morocco has to offer.

8) Safi

This is one of my favorites. It’s great for swimming and running, since it doesn’t have any coral reefs. The water is clean, calm, and shallow—perfect for families. The beach isn’t huge but it has a few bars if you need a drink or some food after your swim. There are also plenty of places nearby where you can rent paddleboats or even go kitesurfing! I love going here when I want to get away from everything without having to travel too far from Marrakech.

9) Oualidia

Oualidia is a secluded paradise on Morocco’s Atlantic coast, accessible only by boat. When you get there, though, you’ll find white sand stretching for miles and miles as well as crystal-clear water for swimming and boating. The beach is shaded by enormous trees that provide some relief from direct sunlight, but it can still be hot; be sure to pack a hat!

10) Dakhla

With five miles of beachfront that hugs a stunning lagoon, Dakhla is a prime Moroccan destination for sun worshippers. If you’re looking for something else to occupy your time, take a drive south along Dakhla’s Route de la Corniche and stop off at one of its many fishing villages. The crescent-shaped bay here is surrounded by desert cliffs and dunes, so pack plenty of water!


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