This former fishing village is located on Morocco’s Atlantic coast just north of Agadir. Today, Taghazout is at the centre of Morocco’s surfing scene and within a stone’s throw of some world class surf spots. The village still retains much of its old charm and as you make your way to the beach, you will pass through narrow cobbled streets with white washed buildings down to the harbour full of overturned blue fishing boats just back from a morning fishing trip.
The beach has golden sand and can be divided up into a few sections; in front of the village, and backed by the old town is Panorama beach, whilst the main stretch of sand is just around the rocks at the southern end. Here you will find a long, wide beach backed by gnarled Argan trees many of which are full of goats feasting on their seeds.
If you are up for exploring, you can drive about 40 miles to Paradise Valley, where you will see still pools of turquoise water at the base of incredible waterfalls. This trip will offer you some of the most beautiful sights that wild Morocco has to offer.
Surfers discovered the waves around Taghazout in the 1970s, and you will find some of the best right-hand breaks anywhere, including the legendary Anchor Point. The village makes a great spot if you’re here for the surf and is about as laid back as it gets.
Moroccan vacationers come here as well, but the sleepy town hasn’t become a hotspot for the rest of the world yet. You can still mingle with the locals and chill out as you walk through town.
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