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Essaouira Fishing Port

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Address: Medina | El Hadada, Essaouira, 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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you should check out the harbour with all the blue boats and the walls. It is a very nice place and worth a visit. Tipp: if you go on a little further to the beach the sunset... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

you should check out the harbour with all the blue boats and the walls. It is a very nice place and worth a visit. Tipp: if you go on a little further to the beach the sunset sets right behind the harbour and is worth watching.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Gorgeous photos can be taken of all the blue boats. Very much a working harbour, people ate repairing boats and bringing in and selling the catch of the day.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

At the fishing port you will see how generations of fishermen have made Essaouira known for its fishing industry. Authentic and vital if you want to get to the heart of what Essaouira is all about. It's also very scenic and panoramic with locals welcoming tourists, to proudly show their fishing industry. Beautiful blue boats (see pics) bobbing up and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Well worth eating at the blue and white shacks before you get into the port itself ( which is vibrant, rare and amazing) and tuck into the freshest fish out there!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Essaouira was one of my favorite place in Morroco. There is a special feeling in this town that is different from the rest of the touristic places in the country. We visited the port in early morning, just before a rain storm. The light was very delightful. Some fishermen were there, preparing for the next days of fishing, or sorting... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This attracts tourists but it is an authentic working port so it is important not to get in the way or be too obvious when taking photographs Cats and dogs sunning themselves where ever they can find a comfy spot. Seagulls flying sorties over the heads of the men trying to clean and gut the catch. This all adds to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Natural views with a lot of fish, fisher boats and fisher mens. Busy market, but very secur with nice colors...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

awesome! A place you must see. If you recently arrived to Essaouira, the first thing to do is going there next morning and buy a fish. Go to a chef and let him cook the fish for you! cheers!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice place with blue boats and a lot of local people creates a wonderful atmosphere. Sadly, I spent only few minutes there as I couldn't stand the smell of fish.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's nice to see the fishmarket and all the boats. There are boats beiong build there as well. There's a fort you can have entrance to for 1 euro, 10 dirham, which has a very nice oceanview

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