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Address: Medina | El Hadada, Essaouira, Morocco
Description: As one of Morocco’s main fishing centers, Essaouira’s port is a major...
As one of Morocco’s main fishing centers, Essaouira’s port is a major attraction.
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This is a place with no mercy - the rough life as a fishermen could almost be felt on your own skin. Bring a camera - even bad photographers will make great pics here.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Porec
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This is a place with no mercy - the rough life as a fishermen could almost be felt on your own skin. Bring a camera - even bad photographers will make great pics here.

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Granada, Andalucia, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Very picturesque, you see hundreds of pretty blue boats unloading their catch (if you get there early enough) and then repairing their nets in a way that cannot have changed for 100s of years. Elsewhere on the quay, you see the same boats being built and the sight of them all in the water is really pleasant. So, you think... More 

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Ashburn, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Great place to watch the sunset and then grab a bite from one of the restaurant kiosks. But be prepared to bargain, and enjoy the back and forth with the stall owners as both sides try to get the best deal.

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Norfolk
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69 reviews 69 reviews
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Its a wonderful place to stroll around and just watch the boatbuilders and the fishermen returning with their catch. Very pictures ensue.

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Milan, Italy
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I was visiting with friends and it was my first time in Essaouira, and I must say that we LOVED the fishing port, so colorful, so photogenic

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Do give it an hour if you can - late morning seemed to be a good time to go. Dozens of tiny blue boats come back with their catch of the day, enormous variety, and you can see the fish unloaded, cleaned, and on sale. We were not brave enough to buy one to grill, but saw others who did.... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

An early morning wander or actually anytime. I did it twice and different times of the day. An easy walk from the Medina its great to see the local fishermen and their boats. It all makes for fantastic photos. Its very windy so be sure to have your jacket in the cooler months. Stop by the fish stalls for a... More 

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Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

An absolute delight of colour, the fishing port is a working harbour not just a tourist attraction. It's a delight to vist at different times of day as the tide and light changes

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Axbridge
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

So much to see, the iconic blue fishing boats, men mending nets, men loading ice onto trawlers, men selling fish, men sitting around chatting!!! Definitely worth a visit.

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Worth walking around. Ask if you can take photos of people and you'll get a much better response from them.

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