The best beaches in Agadir
The best beaches in Agadir
Morocco is a truly amazing country: there are deserts, snow-capped mountains, the boundless Atlantic Ocean, and the outlandish ancient cities. At the same time, there are all the opportunities for a classic beach holiday.
Agadir, which is located on the picturesque coast of the Atlantic Ocean, is an ideal place for a relaxing beach holiday. It offers excellent conditions for enjoying the sea and the sun: nine kilometers of magnificent sandy beaches and comfortable temperature almost all year round. The city combines the old and the new: world-class hotels with the modern equipment, and a rich, unique and charming Moroccan culture. Agadir borders on the region of Marrakech Safi, in its turn Marrakech is the heart and the soul of the Moroccan East. After the devastating earthquake of 1960, Agadir was rebuilt, and in recent decades it has become the best resort in Morocco. Shady boulevards filled with myriad shops, bars and restaurants stretch from the city center to the stunning bay. The location of the resort makes it an excellent starting point for many excursions: sightseeing in neighboring cities, a trip to the Sahara or exploring the authentic Moroccan culture in nearby villages.
Important points for travelers:
When to go? The beach season in Morocco falls from June to the beginning of October. The surfing season is from September to April.
Accommodation should be booked in advance, in the summer there is a large influx of local tourists.
For those, who travel with children, it is better to go to the Mediterranean coast, where the water is warmer and the sea is calmer.
The Atlantic coast will be more interesting for fans of active water sports.
The air temperature in summer is + 30-35 degrees, in autumn it is most comfortable. Water temperature is 20-23 degrees.
The most popular beaches
Agadir Beach is located in one of the most magnetic and attractive cities of Morocco, which before was a small fishing village. The national architecture is surrounded by lush palm and tropical trees, a colorful local market, a beautiful embankment and the main attraction of the area is a lovely beach. The beaches of Agadir are equipped with everything you need, there are umbrellas, sun loungers and everything you need for water sports. On the beach of the city there are excellent conditions for surfing. There are more than 40 modern hotels, restaurants, cafes and shops in the resort area of Agadir.
Tamraght beach is situated in the so-called authentic village of Tamraght, which is 14 km north of Agadir on the road to Essaouira and 1 km south of the village of Taghazout. A modern golf complex has been built between Tamraght and Taghazout. it is characterized by a white-sand coating and the absence of natural shading, constant waves. Thanks to the gentle sandy bottom, which smoothly goes to the depth, it is convenient to go into the water. Tamraght does not have a standard beach infrastructure, except for a few shops and housing options located directly in the village. In addition, one can rent a jet ski or ATV, surf equipment in the village. Neighboring towns offer more opportunities for a varied holiday to visitors of the beach, for example, one can visit a hammam or a spa here. Due to the fame of one of the best international surfing spots, it is very popular with beginners and experienced athletes. It is possible to get to the Tamraght beach from the nearby towns – Aourir and Taghazout, by bus, car or bike.
Taghazout Beach is located in the village of the same name, 10 kilometers from Agadir and is considered the cleanest in its surroundings, and the most beautiful, with crystal clear water and a predictable bottom. Only tourists come here, there are no locals here – as there are no beach cafes and hotels that rent umbrellas and sun beds. But surfers cut through the long waves, and berbers with camels walk along the edge of the beach. Connoisseurs of a beautiful frame will appreciate the magnificent sunsets and fishing boats pulled ashore against the background of colorful houses on the coast.
How to get to Agadir?
Agadir International Airport (AGA) accepts a large number of direct flights from all over Europe. Cheap prices are facilitated by the fact that many budget airlines fly here, including Ryanair and EasyJet. The beach area can be easily reached by bus or taxi.
One more interesting fact
Morocco is a country, which attracts not only by its amazing views, beaches and authentic towns with unique culture but the fans of literature. Tangier is a major port city of Morocco, attracting tourists with its ancient medina, a beautiful beach, many good restaurants and a Museum of modern Art. In the 20s of the 20th century, the Moroccan city was divided into several international zones that were controlled by France, Spain, Italy, England, Germany, Sweden, Holland, Belgium and even the United States. Tangier was spoken of breathlessly as London and Paris, the luminaries of the beat generation Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg, Truman Capote and Samuel Beckett visited here, and William Burroughs wrote his sensational “Naked Breakfast”. Agree, this is a reason for a trip for tourists, who are interested in literature?!