Named for its fortress walls Essaouira has maintained its authenticity mostly on account of the ‘Alizee’, a fierce wind that swirls through the narrow alleys and deters most but the hardy. The charm of this Atlantic Coast city and the activity of its fishing port make it fascinating to explore.
Once called 'Morocco's best-kept secret', Oualidia is another worthwhile destination on the Atlantic coast. It is a fishing village spread around a sheltered, sandy lagoon where you can feast on the harvest from the oyster beds and enjoy the fine range of seafood restaurant. Oualidia is a place to swim, sunbathe, bird watch and commune with nature.