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Port de Peche

Nouakchott, Mauritania
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Ranked #1 of 6 attractions in Nouakchott
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks
Description: Fishermen return from the sea each evening and sell their fresh catch at this portside fish market.
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Seattle, Washington
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86 reviews 86 reviews
20 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
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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133 reviews 133 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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258 reviews 258 reviews
159 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 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
66 helpful votes 66 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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155 attraction reviews
877 helpful votes 877 helpful votes
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
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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London, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

A place which is buzzing with life and laughter and friendliness. Such a wonderful, colourful experience.

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Velden am Worther See, Austria
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142 reviews 142 reviews
10 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012

There is not a lot to see in Nouakchott, and the Port de Peche is probably the top attraction. Colourful fishing boats are lined up along a very nice beach. In the afternoon they come back in with their catch and the market gets busy. The variety of fish on display is nice and a number (albeit a limited number)... More

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