The Southern Atlantic Coast

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The Southern Atlantic Coast - browse our top choices for the top things to see or do during your stay.

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  • 1. Port of Essaouira

    Built in 1769 in the reign of Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah by an Englishman who had converted to Islam, Essaouira's port is still going strong...Read More

  • 2. Bayt Dakira

    A new historical, cultural, and spiritual landmark in Essaouira, this museum in the Mellah dedicated to Jewish heritage and culture celebrates the Moroccan Jewish culture...Read More

  • 3. Dar Souiri


    Home to the active Essaouira-Mogador Association, Dar Souiri is the hub of cultural life in Essaouira, with a notice board outside the door with information...Read More

  • 4. Diabat Beach


    Essaouira's beach is fine for an early-morning jog or a late-afternoon game of soccer, but serious sunbathers typically head south to quiet Diabat. Walking along...Read More

  • 5. Essaouira Bay

    Essaouira's main beach is a sweep of sand along the bay that has provided shelter to seafarers from Atlantic storms since antiquity. Although temperatures are...Read More

  • 6. Fikra Travel


    Based out of Essaouira and Ouarzazate, Fikra Travel offers personalized tours of Morocco, specializing in the south and desert regions. It will tailor tours to...Read More

  • 7. Medina


    The medina isn't so much a sight as the essence of Essaouira, where you are likely to stay, eat, shop, and wander. It was designed...Read More

  • 8. North Bastion and Medina Skala

    The distinctive outlines of the medina skala (a fortified bastion) and its citadel, known as the North Bastion, frame the waves dramatically at sunset. The...Read More

  • 9. Port Skala

    Essaouira has two principal skala, fortified bastions with fabulous cannons: the medina skala and the port skala. Each was a strategic maritime defense point. Unlike...Read More

  • 10. Sidi Kaouki Beach

    Sidi Kaouki

    The tranquil beach village of Sidi Kaouki is often touted as an alternative to Essaouira's beach and is a destination of choice for younger backpackers,...Read More

  • 11. Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah Ethnological Museum


    The stunning former French colonial town hall holds this smartly arranged collection of items from everyday and ritual life in and around the Essaouira area....Read More

  • 12. South Bastion


    Also known as the Bastion Bab Marrakech, the South Bastion is a carefully restored element of the original fortified medina walls. Managed by the local...Read More

  • 13. Val d’Argan Vineyard


    Just outside Ounagha, about 35½ km (22 miles) from Essaouira, is Morocco's first organic vineyard. Established by Charles Melia, an experienced...Read More

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