We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


Which Essaouira hotels are on sale?
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
See hotels
posts: 1
reviews: 1

Are the beaches good for sunbathing/swimming in Essaouira? I have read that they are used like parks ie lots of people wandering about. Or are there private beach clubs you can go to? We are planning to stay at Ocean Vagabond hotel which says it has a private beach but comments I have read say this is not the case. Is Agadir a better location for beach?

Marrakech, Morocco
posts: 4,324
reviews: 55
1. Re: Beaches

The beach in Essaouira is ideal for swimming and sunbathing (dependant on time of year and prevailing weather conditions). This is true of Agadir also. How busy the beaches are again depend on the time of year as both destinations are not only popular with tourists spring to autumn but in high summer with Moroccans too.

Manchester, United...
Destination Expert
for Morocco
posts: 4,798
reviews: 12
2. Re: Beaches

The term "private beach" merely refers to a section of the public beach which has been roped off for the exclusive use of patrons of a particular hotel.

There is no security or privacy as you are only isolated by a rope.

Passers by will be free to see you and intruders may not be prevented. Having said this, the beach is perfectly safe but leave any valuables at your hotel.

The same applies to Agadir and other beach locations.

posts: 2
3. Re: Beaches

As above and i know well this roped off terrace which is nice and agood place to hang out,watch out for that wind!

Manchester, United...
posts: 1
reviews: 7
4. Re: Beaches

a 10 minute walk from that section of beach is a beach bar called beach and friends - it has loungers and sun beds sofas and seats and protection from the wind. it is comfortable and modern with good food. but be aware that they are currntly working on the whole of the essaouria beach front prparing it for the visit f the king - agadir is horrible - essaouira is 10 times better and cooler

posts: 884
5. Re: Beaches

It's always full of sunbathing people as it's clean and really the ideal and the best to relax and enjoy your journey.

Have Fun.

6. Re: Beaches

-:- Message from TripAdvisor staff -:-

This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity. We hope you'll join the conversation by posting to an open topic or starting a new one.

To review the TripAdvisor Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html

We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason.

Removed on: 1:17 am, February 27, 2014