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Essaouira Beach

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Address: Essaouira, Morocco
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$245*
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Private Surf Day Trip to Essaouira from Marrakech
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Day Trip to Essaouira from Marrakech

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Nice but windy and hazy

We didn't go swimming and I don't think I would want to because it was fairly windy the day we went. My kids enjoyed playing in the sand.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
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Fribourg, Switzerland
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Stamford, New York
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65 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

A family friendly, clean and sweeping beach front to this amazing jewel, the last stop on our trip, Essouria. We didn't swim, but will on our next visit.

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Boulder, Colorado
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The beach is a lift: silk soft sand, salty breeze, warm wind, dromedaries, horses and Berber riders and trainers and we, the inevitable tourists. You can walk for miles and miles. We ended up on horseback, stallions no less, impeccably groomed sensitive creatures—even for those who do not know how to ride. My daughter was escorted all the way until... More 

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Thank franciecha
Cornwall, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

There is nothing like walking along a forever ongoing beach but the harsh winds of Essasouria make this a less enjoyable experience. you will find the when you get back to your raid you will be cover in sand from head to toe and it will be literally everywhere! we sat down to enjoy the impressive kite surfing but our... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

Firstly, just want to note that we visited during Ramadan and I was hesitant to just wear a bikini as to not wanting to offend anyone but numerous other people were also in bikinis and it didn't seem to be a problem! Secondly, Essaouira is known to be extremely windy, which is a blessing when you're sat by the pool... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

This place is literally the windiest place I've ever visited!! I'd say it's pretty but it's not a beach to rave too much about. It's too windy to really sunbathe properly, although renting a sun bed is about 10D for an hour. The water is extremely choppy so swimming could be dangerous. Other end of the beach, you can rent... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

We visited the beach and ate lunch at a local restaurant. We couldn't help but notice that the beach was incredibly empty. I cannot comment on the sand, but the beach is interesting in its size and shape. The beach is popular with windsurfers and further out of town/medina, it has a laid back beach vibe.

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Thank Cr0wlondaPr0wl
Fribourg, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We didn't go swimming and I don't think I would want to because it was fairly windy the day we went. My kids enjoyed playing in the sand.

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Thank allysonmg
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The view from the shore is gorgeous! Just don't look down at the sand. There is a good amount of trash as well as camel droppings. Though the plus side is that you can take a camel ride along the shore. You'll also see a few pick up soccer games on the beach, which is fun to watch.

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Matlock, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The further away from the town the wilder it gets. Just about possible to swim and sunbathe provided to hire a lounger at the town end but some distance between water and beds! Most of the fun is a mile plus out of town where the wind really takes hold and the kites are flying. Pretty good surf running for... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The beach is vast, with strong winds and high surf. There are a few sheltered bays but the beach doesn't lend itself to,swimming. It is not unusual to see Arab ladies in traditional clothing on the foreshore. Although there are beach restaurants with umbrellas there is not much scope for sunbathing

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