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Essaouira Fishing Port

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Address: Medina | El Hadada, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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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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If you go to Essaouira, you cannot skip the port and fish market. People are warm, the view is amazing and locals mix themselves with tourists.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you go to Essaouira, you cannot skip the port and fish market. People are warm, the view is amazing and locals mix themselves with tourists.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wandering around the fishing port makes for an interesting afternoon and the views are great from the breakwater.

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Thank Erin C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The port is a hive of local activity. It was fascinating to watch the boats being made, painted and launched. It was nice to see a glimpse of how the locals here work with out feeling that anyone was putting on a show to make money out of the tourists.

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Thank Madeline G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really interesting old fishing port, where they still build boats by hand Lots of photo opportunities, so definitely worth a visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pure happiness! beautiful , typical , pretty clean for what it is. And what a joy to buy super fresh fish and sea food! Got a 3kg lobster :)

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Dorking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Am amazing interesting port with incredible fish everywhere and a photographic dream.The area is lively and interesting and a walk in the fort is also fun with great views back to the town. Don't forget to stop at the shacks and choose your fish to get them to cook it. Freshest tastiest fish ever!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

It is like a film location. .. really lovely place when you can buy the fresh fish at Port. I love it

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

In the harbour area there is a section of outdoor fish stalls where you choose your fish and it freshly cooked for you. Tiny eating areas but fish was superb. You must be prepared be be accosted by each group of stall holders but it's a good experience

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

Definitely walk down to the port, watch the boats come in, the fish vendors hawking their fresh catch. The smell can we a little overwhelming! Then have such at one of the stalls near the docks. They're all the same quality, or so I'm told, so just pick one with seating and the fish you want. You pick your fish,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

Walk along this historic port to feast your eyes on the fish market which has probably not changed much over the decades. Buy your fresh produce of any type of seafood available to be cooked by a local restaurant for your enjoyment. Or simply relish a freshly shucked oyster from its shell with a squeeze of lemon at the stall.... More 

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