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Ranked #3 of 4 things to do in Asilah
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Owner description: This is a secluded beach south of town.
Reviewed July 10, 2013

it is a great beach, nice for children as well, because the waves are not that "bad"...enjoy your stay and have a "morrocan whiskey" at one of the places at the main beach

Thank Marion B
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Reviewed July 5, 2013

Great selection of chiringuitos (beach restaurants) and umbrellas for rent. Wide beach clear water Sheltered to a great extent from often brutal Atlantic winds. Camel rides available though thankfully not endemic. Relatively clean by Moroccan standards. No way to get in or out quickly but definitely better than the town beach.

1  Thank j3p
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

The beach is long and clean and the water is clear. I went first week in June so there was only one beach restaurant and quite quiet. We got a taxi so far as the road is really bad and then had to walk 40 mins to the beach which was too long. We then hitched a lift back to Asilah in a 4x4 . You can get a horse and cart there and back which I didn't fancy doing.

1  Thank Gabserella
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

Just come back from a 2000km round trip of Morroco with the last 3 days being staying in Asilah with a view to have a nice relaxing beach holiday after the mountains - we read good things about Asilah beach, paradise beach Asilah and the the international beach by Kenitra all of which we visited...

My wife is of Indian heritage and so usually gets stared at terribly if she wears even modest beach wear in Muslim countries, so we like to do our research as to the most 'cosmopolitan' beaches. Anyhow we read good reviews about the quality of said beaches in rough guides - however, I felt compelled to write a review to help others avoid making the same errors we did...

All three of the beaches above are the dirtiest beaches I've ever been to! To the point of being like land-fill sites, you struggle to find a few square meters in which to put down your towel where you aren't lying on refuse. I would also say the sea is also far to wavy and currents too strong for anyone but strong swimmers... admittedly we weren't visiting in August which I believe is their high season, when perhaps there are lifeguards?

I went to the public toilet on the Kenitra continental beach and there was human turds literally carpeting the floor - not even in the cubicles but 6ft away from the toilets all over the floor - it was like walking through a mine field in order to get within range of the hole in the ground to be able to angle a wee in! To me that summed up our experience of beaches on the NW coast.

Even the worst beach in the UK is a thousand times cleaner than any of these places. It made sunbathing by a waste outlet next to Sellafield seem like a blue flag paradise compared to here!

Anyway it was a disappointing end to an otherwise great trip, on the last day we went to Cassablanca - a place the guide book had put us off as a beach location, but we were pleased to find a vast array of beach clubs, where the sand was clean, there were pools, the sea was partitioned off by walls to make it safe for the kids, and also there were women in bikinis and my wife wasn't the only person not wearing a hijab .

Bottom line - If you want a beach holiday that will involve sun bathing and swimming in the sea - go to Cassablanca. If you just want to walk on the beach or surf, the rest of the west coast is very pretty, if you ignore the masses of refuse.

Oh and another thing - don't try and get to paradise beach without either a 4x4 or full excess paid on your rental car - you'll see why!

5  Thank couple1985
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Reviewed November 10, 2012

So the lovely beach right in the heart of Asilah has a sewer flowing into the middle of it - gross! So we decided to check out paradise beach and it was quite the adventure. I honestly don't think anyone could have walked there...its FAR. On the way out, we managed to get a taxi to take us, but he charged for both ways because he had to drive back without anyone. The beach was clean, and very nice - but a little wild. When you get down the hill to the beach, head left, and near the end are less people, and one of the last places to "rent-a-chair" offers a good price, and the chair is worth it when the tide rolls in.

On the way back we opted for the donkey cart ride and wow- what an adventure! First of all HOLD ON FOR YOU LIFE! It was one bumpy ride. And riding on the side of the main highway as giant buses and speedy cars grazed by us was somewhat terrifying....so was the fact that our horse seemed to be spooked by the horns honking at us. Anyway, somehow we survived, and it was worth it. Was it the best beach I have been to? - No. Was is lovely for a public beach in Morocco - YES! :)

Thank WorldTravellinGal
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