Lots of of kilometers of the Moroccan coast are nonetheless completely wild. No vacationer infrastructure, nothing. Simply huge expanses of unspoiled seashores that may nonetheless be appropriated earlier than they’re remodeled into seaside resorts. I really like discovering the wild seashores of Morocco figuring out that they’re more and more uncommon given the vacationer growth that the nation is experiencing. Some are well-known, others don’t actually have a identify. Right here is my number of the ten most wild seashores in Morocco on the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.
It stands like a mirage in the midst of the lagoon of Dakhla the place the Sahara Desert meets the Atlantic Ocean within the nice south of Morocco. Dragon Island, which takes its identify from its form harking back to a inclined dragon, is bordered by white sand seashores and turquoise water. It virtually looks like parachuting onto a tropical island within the Caribbean. From the highest of the rocky promontory, one can admire the great thing about the 360 panorama over the bay of Rio de Oro on one facet and the waves of the Atlantic Ocean on the opposite. The white sandbanks of the lagoon kind a sort of oil portray in numerous shades of blue. It’s spectacular! For me, it’s definitely on the highest of probably the most wild seashores in Morocco.
By driving on the one path that runs alongside the coast south of Dakhla in direction of Mauritania, traces of civilization are step by step disappearing. It feels a bit like a “no man’s land”, with villages that appear deserted. After which round a bend, you end up on an outstanding stretch of white sand, a wild seaside referred to as Puerto Rico. There isn’t a one there that day, but it was the center of August. This wild seaside is a gathering place for migrating birds and its remoted location makes it a superb place for Saharan bivouac tenting.
Legzira seaside in Sidi Ifni doesn’t appear so wild at first look. It’s accessed by descending 200 steps from the vacationer complicated which (sadly) has taken over the place. However you solely have to step away from the resort to search out your self alone on the planet in entrance of majestic cliffs that drop into the ocean. The tides have dug into the rock a number of arches whose ocher shade is elegant at sundown. The wild Legzira seaside is especially in style with surfers who come to confront its common rollers. Hikers, however, are pleased to discover the crevices and caves revealed within the low marsh.
Within the listing of probably the most lovely wild seashores in Morocco, I need to point out the white seaside of Guelmim, on the coastal street that connects Agadir to Tantan, the longest and wildest seaside in Morocco. Nicknamed the Playa Blanca, it’s a gigantic expanse of white sand dunes situated within the coronary heart of an ecological park of 250 km² dealing with the Canary Islands. The area gives distinctive landscapes, desert and sea, mountains, oases, Kasbahs and small fishing villages. Throughout our go to to Guelmim, we solely noticed the white seaside from a distance. Our little automotive didn’t enable us to sort out the bumpy tracks to get there. Furthermore, the sand dunes of the white seaside are an actual playground for lovers of 4×4 excursions.
The street to the Cap des Trois Fourches in Nador winds by way of dramatic landscapes of cliffs and wild seashores. It jogged my memory of the Nice Ocean Highway in Australia. On the finish of the street, gigantic arms of volcanic and limestone rocks sink into the Mediterranean Sea like an African hand reaching out in direction of Europe. The panorama from the highest of the Cap des Trois Fourches lighthouse is breathtaking. On this space minimize off from the world, the one signal of civilization is the village of Tibouda, a fishing village situated on the wild seaside of Tibouda. The wild Charrana seaside not far-off is a small cove with glowing turquoise waters that invite you to swim. The wild Carra Blanca seaside is a very talked-about scuba diving spot in Morocco.
In Saidia, the preferred Moroccan seaside resort within the Mediterranean, a lot of the shoreline has been disfigured by concrete. However some wild seashores have escaped main actual property tasks. That is the case of Sid el Bashir seaside accessible by way of an unspecified path. The vertiginous cliffs that encompass the seaside give it that mysterious air of unknown territory. You will discover Different unknown wild seashores all alongside the coast of the Jap area. You simply must roll down the window and kindly ask the locals for recommendation.
The coast between the small villages of Mirleft and Sidi Ifni is a type of little hidden corners that surfers jealously hold secret. Seashore break might be discovered virtually all 12 months spherical on the seashores of Sidi El Ouafi, Tabograichte, Imi N’Targa, Tamahroucht, or the preferred Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah. Some wild seashores are virtually unattainable to search out with out the assistance of locals and might solely be accessed by way of tracks.
In Essaouira area it’s windy all 12 months spherical, making it the right place to take pleasure in water sports activities comparable to kitesurfing and in addition windsurfing. Within the area of Agadir, it’s summer time all 12 months spherical, the chance to top off on vitamin D. Between the 2 cities, wild seashores abound, and as I can’t select my favourite, I cheat somewhat and embrace a number of round Essaouira, I’ve a weak point for Tafedna seaside, a small heaven of peace, and for Imessouane seaside, an actual El Dorado for Hippie surfers. Additionally The seashores of Diabat and Sidi Kaouki provide nice alternatives for horseback driving (or why not on camel again). Within the Agadir area, I want Taghazout and Aourir moderately than piling up like a sardine with the hundreds of vacationers who invade Agadir seaside.
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The nationwide street which connects Tangier to Assilah is filled with wild seashores. It’s fairly easy to search out your little quiet spot to plant your parasol on the lengthy stretches of golden sand of the Atlantic coast, beginning with the seashores of Achkar and Bel Kassem close to Tangier to Las Cuevas, Briyech or Sidi Mghayt close to of Assilah. Don’t miss the excellent panorama from the highest of Cap Spartel and the magnificent Vistas of Perdicaris Park in Tangier!
Appreciated by Tangier households, Dalia seaside seduces with its extensive banks of superb sand and its turquoise waters on the Mediterranean coast. Above all, keep away from going there in summer time holidays, when it tuns into an actual playground for holidaymakers. Jet skis, trampolines or inflatable slides and in addition DJs disturb the attraction of the place.