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Address: Nouakchott, Mauritania
Description: Fishermen return from the sea each evening and sell their fresh catch at...
Fishermen return from the sea each evening and sell their fresh catch at this portside fish market.
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One of the few sight-seeing places in town

The infrastructure is run-down but it's worth the stop; at least for a walk on the beach. It's nice to go at the end of the day (5 pm) when small fishing boats return from the sea.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 28, 2015
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Brussels, Belgium
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Brussels, Belgium
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

The infrastructure is run-down but it's worth the stop; at least for a walk on the beach. It's nice to go at the end of the day (5 pm) when small fishing boats return from the sea.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Very interesting...You should see fishermen, and the amazing ocean...You should feel the wind, sun....

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Seattle, Washington
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22 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is probably the place to go if you're looking for things to do in Nouakchott. Prior reviews correctly suggested arriving at 14:00 or later to see the fleet coming in after a day's fishing. If the smell of fish bothers you, it's best not to visit. Also, a prior review mentioned the need to wash one's shoes after visiting... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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146 reviews 146 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

this is AMAZING!!! I could have watched it for hours. There is no photography that can capture this fabulous scene!

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Tralee, Ireland
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222 helpful votes 222 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

About a ten minute taxi from centre Big fish landing spot They pile the fish five feet high on the ground and use loading shovels to move them I presume these are the ones not for people Lots of old peougout cars full with fish Not very smelly despite heat Plenty of interesting fishing boats Not much else in Nouakchott

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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102 reviews 102 reviews
28 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Granted there aren't a lot of things to see in Nouakchott, but this would be impressive anywhere. Hundreds of fishing boats line the beach, with a multitude more waiting their chance to get ashore. The colors are amazing, and the locals go about their business as if you weren't there. Tourists are few and far between. On the day we... More 

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Luanda, Angola
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Thousands of wooden boats lined up along a wide sandy beach with donkey carts and haulers bringing in the catch and fishermen setting off to fish again. Boats come in at 2 PM but the sun is too fierce for photography. Best time to capture good shots is between 4:30-5:30PM. We visited in the New Year and many fishermen (who... More 

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Kisumu, Kenya
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

A good place to spend a couple of hours. Interesting sights. Sandy beach and warm water (didn't swim myself though). Enjoyable watching boats and people, check out the local catch etc. Breath in the sights and smells.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Well worth a trip if you find yourself in the Chott. You can buy fish or just check out the amazing long wooden boats. The afternoon is the best time to go.

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Cairo, Egypt
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

It is out of the city so you need a taxi there but it is worth it. Go there in the afternoon, around 2pm and you will see boats returning with there catch

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