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“Nice beach, but avoid in August” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Essaouira Beach

Essaouira Beach
Essaouira, Morocco
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Ranked #4 of 20 Attractions in Essaouira
Type: Beaches
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Toronto, Canada
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31 attraction reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Nice beach, but avoid in August”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This is a very nice and long beach. It can be quite windy, but was still comfortable in shorts and a tshirt. I didn't find the beach to be as dirty as other people noted. One thing I will say is to avoid the beach if you can in August. It was absolutely packed with locals trying to escape the inland heat. So if you want some seclusion then avoid it around the peak of summer. You can still get away from the crowds by walking to the very end.

Visited August 2013
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Perth, Australia
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“Nice for a stroll”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Massive beach, pretty clean, nice view. If you walk on the wet send you don't get too hammered by the sand. The side opposite the Medina as horse and camel rides and kite/wind surfing. A few locals trying to sell you stuff but not too bad.

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New York City, New York
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Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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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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Norway
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“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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Thionville, France
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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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