The little fishing town of Imsouane sits on a remote headland roughly halfway between Agadir and Essaouira. Despite its “discovery” as a great surfing destination the town still retains much of its traditional charm and industry. Well known locally for its bustling fish market you can buy all manner of fish / sealife fresh from the sea - or alternatively let one of the local restaurant owners do so and eat out later!
There are two beaches in Imsouane; a wide sandy bay between headlands on the northern side of town and the imaginatively named Plage d’Imsouane 2 which has an altogether wilder feel. Both beaches are among the finest to be found in Morocco and both get quality surf.
The best known surf breaks in the area are The Bay, an infeasible long right hander, and the Cathedral, which offers a bit of everything including a reef and point break. There are plenty of surf schools and camps located around the town and being a little off the beaten track this can be a great alternative to Morocco’s big name surf spots.
Even if surfing isn’t your thing Imsouane is a fantastic place with pristine beaches. The backdrop of mountains and wild scenery to one side and traditional whitewashed fishing cottages clinging to the hillside make this a particularly alluring corner of Morocco to visit.
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