The main town in southern Morocco
. It was devastated by a massive earthquake in 1960 but is now growing quickly and is a popular resort area. With half a million inhabitants, Agadir is a biggish city on the relatively undeveloped southern coast of Morocco. The large Souq al-Had is great for shopping and finding gifts for friends and family or just to walk around and pick up some fresh fruits and vegeables. The old Kasbah has excellent views over the important port of Agadir. The Agadir Medina is a popular attraction as a Berber village with artisanal crafts and a café. The Corniche is home to hotels catering to the European and other visitors looking for a bit of sand, sea and sun.
The centre of the Moroccan surf scene. Located about 20 kms north of Agadir, Taghazout is a small coastal village with a thriving surf scene overpowering what in reality is a small fishing village. The waves around Taghazout are world famous as world class right hand pointbreaks. Town itself is a mixture of surf shops, accommodation, surf schools, restaurants, various other shops, mosques amid fishermen trying to ply their trade off the Atlantic coast.
Surf wise, there are many options around Taghazout with the more famous ones being Killer Point and Anchor (Anka) Point. Others include La Source, Hash Point, Cro-Cro Beach, Devil's Rock and Banana Point. Further up the coast are Draculas and Boilers. Make sure you know what you are doing or are with someone who does before attempting to surf a spot you are unsure about.
Tamraght lies in between Agadir and Taghazout. It's a small village with a few shops, café, surf schools and mosques. It's a bit of a sleepy hollow but is a nice spot if you are looking for something quieter and cleaner than Taghazout. Devil's Rock, Cro-cro Beach and Banana Point are a short 2 minute drive from Tamraght.
Devil's Rock is a popular beach for beginners learning to surf. That said, it can have a nice peeling wave for longboarders. Many surf schools frequent the beach daily. Boards are available for rent at the beach. A nice café is situated right on the beach. Cro-cro beach is right on the other side of Devil's Rock.
Tamri, further north up the coast from Taghazoute, is a small village known for it's delicious bananas. Above town, on the road through, a nice café serves you well with beautiful views over the valley.
An amazing bay, popular with surfers when it's on.
Experience the desert south of Agadir and an amazing untouched coastline. Go with someone who knows the area, with a 4X4 or a tour.