Essaouira Beach Day Trip
Essaouira beach is a must-see destination and what better way to see it than on a private day trip from Morocco. You will be picked up by your driver in one of our Private 4×4 Toyota Landcruisers for a stunning journey where you will visit Essaouira, the charming medina port town along the Atlantic coast. Essaouira is popularly known as “Morocco’s windy city” due to its vibrant atmosphere and miles of sandy beaches against the backdrop of mesmerizing views of the ocean. To complete your Essaouira Beach day trip, you can embark on a delightful camel trek and enjoy lunch at a local Moroccan restaurant where you can savour the fresh fish and other delicious cuisines while embracing the beauty of nature that Essaouira has to offer.
8:00: Your driver will pick you up at your Hotel in Marrakech
11:00: Arrive at Essaouira Beach and meet your camels for the trek along the wide sandy beach.
1:30 – 3:30: Free time to relax on the beach or explore the small, vibrant medina with its arts, crafts, jewelry and music shops.
3:30/4:00: Begin the journey back to Marrakech to arrive in time for dinner.
Frequently Asked Questions
Essaouira, a quaint Moroccan town on the Atlantic coast, is definitely worth visiting. With its vibrant colours and unique medina, Essaouira offers plenty of activities and sights to explore. Essaouira is home to the well-preserved Essaouira Medina, which still bears the marks of an 18th-century Portuguese fortress. The streets of Essaouira are lined with whitewashed buildings that add to the picturesque atmosphere. Visitors can enjoy exploring the city’s markets, where they can find handmade crafts, colourful fabrics, spices, jewellery and other souvenirs. Essaouira has also become famous for its music festivals as artists from all over Morocco come together to celebrate traditional instruments like lutes, violins and drums. Essaouira also offers a relaxed beachside atmosphere for those who want to enjoy the sun, sea and sand. With its unique combination of history, culture, music and natural beauty, Essaouira is certainly worth visiting for anyone looking for an authentic Moroccan experience.
Essaouira is a wonderful place to visit for beachgoers and it does offer the possibility of swimming. Essaouira has many beautiful beaches, including those that are sheltered by iconic windmills. Essaouira’s waters may be chilly but they are generally safe for swimming. However, there can be strong undertows so swimmers should take caution and swim only when accompanied by an experienced swimmer or lifeguard. It is important to check with your accommodation provider as some beaches have private access and require written permission from the owner before you enter them for swimming. Essaouira also offers plenty of leisure activities such as jet skiing, kayaking or paddle boarding which can all be enjoyed in the city’s waters without any worry about safety. So, Essaouira is definitely a great place to visit for swimming and other water activities!
The best time of year to visit Essaouira is from April to June or September to October. These months are generally milder and drier than other times of the year, although Essaouira enjoys pleasant weather all year round. During the springtime months, visitors can enjoy warm days and balmy nights while exploring Essaouira’s charming streets and coastline. In the autumn months, temperatures are cooler but still ideal for outdoor activities such as windsurfing and camel riding on Essaouira’s stunning shoreline.
Yes, Essaouira residents and visitors are allowed to drink alcohol in the city. Essaouira is a relatively relaxed and tolerant environment when it comes to drinking, with most bars and restaurants serving alcoholic beverages. However, as with all matters involving alcohol, it is important for visitors to Essaouira to be aware of the legal age restrictions (21 years of age or older) and public drinking laws in Essaouira. Public drinking is generally discouraged – particularly during religious festivals – so visitors should take care not to consume any alcohol in public places unless they are certain that doing so will not cause offence or break local laws. It is also important for visitors to Essaouira to bear in mind that drinking sensibly in Essaouira is essential, as excessive drinking and disorderly behaviour can result in serious criminal penalties or even imprisonment. In conclusion, it is possible to drink alcohol in Essaouira, but it is necessary to observe the relevant legal guidelines and cultural norms of the city in order to do so safely and responsibly.
Visitors to Essaouira should be aware that the tap water in Essaouira is not suitable for drinking. The advice from the local authorities and healthcare professionals is to avoid drinking tap water, either directly or by using it in food preparation and brushing teeth. Bottled mineral water should be used instead. It is also advised to take extra care when eating unpeeled fruits and vegetables as they may have been washed in tap water.