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“warm and joyful” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Essaouira Beach

Essaouira Beach
Essaouira, Morocco
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Ranked #21 of 67 Activities in Essaouira
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New York City, New York
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“warm and joyful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

windy and wavy. and it is good for sports: chilly. very nice view all way around. sellers are a bit annoying. true romantic for a couple and dreamers

Visited September 2013
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“Fun waves”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

As we came in the fall, there was little wind and we could stay on the beach. We had fun in the waves. Didn't really do any swimming. The sunbeds and mattresses have seen better days, but then they didn't cost much either.

Visited September 2013
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“DIRTY!!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Beautiful, but VERY dirty!!! Could not belive that there was not a single rubbish bin and we could see everyting from plastic bottles to dirty dipers lying around!!!

Visited October 2013
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“OK for abit of sun and a dip”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Spent 5 days in Essaouira. The beach is abit like Weston-Super-Mare with hot sun and clean sea. Not much else to do, only 1 shop near the beach with limited items to buy, but they do have drinks and suntan lotion. The beach draws in the young Moroccan guys that like to show off with there football skills or just boys being boys. We did watch a small band of them going around talking to the ladies which was putting people off so left the beach. There are some sellers that approach you on the beach that can get abit annoying.

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“Windy at times, but a nice beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

The beach stetches about 3 kms along the main avenue in Essaouira. Actually, it is the first thing you see to your left when you get to that small city : the colourful kites , the surf schools and the numerous restaurants alongside the beach ,where where you can have simple sandwiches or delicicious seafood pizza.as well as local tagines for very reasonable prices.The beach is generally crowded during the summer, as Essaouira is the nearest seaside town to Marrakech,(where temperatures are as high as 50°Celcius in July and August !) It is also very crowded during the annual Gnaoua Music Festival ( inJune) , but apart from these two occasions, Essaouira is generally a quiet and safe city.The best place for a swim is near the dunes , but only if you like rough waters, . It is generally very windy in the afternoons , to the joy of kite-surfers and wave-hunters .You can also go camel or horse-riding near the dunes . the sunsets of Essaouira are simply breath-taking ...

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