Introducing Essaouira

This small port city offers a contrast to Morocco’s capital of Marrakech. Perhaps it’s the cooling sea breeze or maybe it’s the stress-free beach lifestyle, but something in the air makes Essaouira a much more chilled out place to be. The pace of life here is significantly slower, the people more relaxed, and the atmosphere much more soothing but it’s exciting all the same. Known as Morocco’s windy city, the port Essaouira is a fine destination for beach bums, surfers and other water sport enthusiasts; the strong Alizée winds make Essaouira Beach an ideal location for everything from windsurfing to kitesurfing or if you’re here just to relax, the ocean views are simply unbeatable and the 18th Century seafront ramparts create the perfect spot to watch the sunset with your loved ones. Explore Essaouira’s Old Town, enjoy a leisurely camel ride on the beach, or go shopping in the Walled Medina to pick up some traditional Moroccan crafts and souvenirs.

Highlights of Essaouira

Essaouira Beach
This is a wholesome, family-friendly beach suitable for all ages. Come here for water sports, surfing, camel rides and more.
Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdallah Museum
Visit this beautifully refurbished museum set in an old riad featuring a range of artefacts of the local region.
Go shopping in this unique UNESCO market, set inside well-preserved 18th Century walls.
Essaouira Fishing Port
Enjoy a gentle stroll along the city’s pretty fishing port. It’s beautiful at sunset and also worth seeing in the late afternoon / early evening when the boats come back with the day’s catch.

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