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The Northern Atlantic Coast Travel Guide

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Plan Your Northern Atlantic Coast Vacation

The Atlantic breakers roll in all along Morocco's North Atlantic coast, contrasting markedly with the placid waters of Morocco's Mediterranean coast. From here, the ocean stretches due west to the United States. Much of this coast is lined with sandy beaches, and dotted with simple white koubbas, the buildings that house a Muslim saint's tomb.

Top Reasons To Go

  1. Rabat's Kasbah des Oudayas Rabat's medieval Kasbah des Oudayas is worth exploring. The mosque, the Oudayas Gardens, and the Oudayas Museum overlook the mouth of the Oued Bou Regreg river and the city of Salé beyond.
  2. Casablanca's Tour Hassan II Second only in scope to the mosque at Mecca, this modern extravaganza makes elaborate use of traditional Moroccan craftsmanship.
  3. Colonial France's southern Riviera The alpine colony at Ifrane and Casablanca's Quartier des Habous in Casablanca and La Corniche all managed to bring parts of France to North Africa.
  4. Casablanca's southern beaches For a refreshing ramble along a largely unspoiled coastline with not much more going on than surfable waves crashing in from the Atlantic, the beaches between Casablanca and El Oualidia are some of the world's best.

When To Go

When to Go to The Northern Atlantic Coast

Try to avoid this region in July, August, and the first half of September unless you only plan to visit Rabat and Casablanca. Corresponding to Morocc...

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