TOP 10 MOST BEAUTIFUL WILD BEACHES IN MOROCCO
Hundreds of kilometers of the Moroccan coast are still totally wild. No tourist infrastructure,
nothing. Just vast expanses of unspoiled beaches that can still be appropriated before they are
transformed into seaside resorts. I love discovering (sometimes quite by chance) the wild beaches
of Morocco knowing that they are increasingly rare given the tourist development that the country
is experiencing. Some are famous, others don’t even have a name. Here is my selection of the
most beautiful wild beaches in Morocco on the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.
1.Dragon Island Beach in Dakhla
It stands like a mirage in the middle of the lagoon of Dakhla where the Sahara Desert meets the
Atlantic Ocean in the great south of Morocco. Dragon Island, which takes its name from its shape
reminiscent of a prone dragon, is bordered by white sand beaches and turquoise water. It almost
feels like parachuting onto a tropical island in the Caribbean. From the top of the rocky
promontory, one can admire the beauty of the 360 panorama over the bay of Rio de Oro on one
side and the waves of the Atlantic Ocean on the other. The white sandbanks of the lagoon form a
kind of oil painting in different shades of blue. It’s spectacular! For me, it is certainly the most
beautiful wild beach in Morocco.
2. Porto Rico Beach in Dakhla
By driving on the only path that runs along the coast south of Dakhla towards Mauritania, traces
of civilization are gradually disappearing. It feels a bit like a “no man’s land”, with villages that
seem abandoned, then nothing, just military posts and road signs indicating the next border towns.
And then around a bend, you find yourself on a superb stretch of white sand, a wild beach called
Puerto Rico. There is no one there that day, yet it was the middle of August. This wild beach is a
meeting place for migrating birds and its isolated location makes it an excellent place for Saharan
3. Red Beach of Legzira in Sidi Ifni
Legzira beach in Sidi Ifni does not seem so wild at first glance. It is accessed by descending 200
steps from the tourist complex which (unfortunately) has taken over the place. But you only need
to step away from the resort to find yourself alone in the world in front of majestic cliffs that drop
into the ocean. The tides have dug into the rock several arches whose ocher color is sublimated at
sunset. The wild Legzira beach is particularly popular with surfers who come to confront its
regular rollers. Hikers, on the other hand, are happy to explore the crevices and caves revealed in
the low marsh.
4. White Beach of Guelmim
In the list of the most beautiful wild beaches in Morocco, I must mention the white beach of
Guelmim, on the coastal road that connects Agadir to Tantan, the longest and wildest beach in
Morocco. Nicknamed the Playa Blanca, it is a gigantic expanse of white sand dunes located in the
heart of an ecological park of 250 km² facing the Canary Islands. The region offers exceptional
landscapes, desert and sea, mountains, oases, Kasbahs and small fishing villages. During our visit
to Guelmim, we only saw the white beach from a distance. Our little car didn’t allow us to tackle
the bumpy tracks to get there. Moreover, the sand dunes of the white beach are a real playground
for lovers of 4×4 excursions.
5. Wild Beach of the Cap des Trois Fourches in Nador
The road to the Cap des Trois Fourches in Nador winds through dramatic landscapes of cliffs and
wild beaches. It really reminded me of the Great Ocean Road in Australia. At the end of the road,
gigantic arms of volcanic and limestone rocks sink into the Mediterranean Sea like an African
hand reaching out towards Europe. The panorama from the top of the Cap des Trois Fourches
lighthouse is breathtaking. In this area cut off from the world, the only sign of civilization is the
village of Tibouda, a fishing village located on the wild beach of Tibouda. The wild Charrana
beach not far away is a small secluded cove with sparkling turquoise waters that invite you to
swim. The wild Carra Blanca beach is a very popular scuba diving spot in Morocco.
6. Wild Beach of Sid El Bachir in Saidia
In Saidia, the most popular Moroccan seaside resort in the Mediterranean, much of the coastline
has been disfigured by concrete. But some wild beaches have escaped major real estate projects.
This is the case of Sid el Bashir beach accessible through an unspecified trail. The vertiginous
cliffs that surround the beach give it that mysterious air of unknown territory. Other secluded
“unnamed” wild beaches can be found all along the coast of the Oriental region. You just have to
roll down the window and kindly ask the locals for advice.
7. The Wild Beaches Between Mirleft and Sidi Ifni
The coast between the small villages of Mirleft and Sidi Ifni is one of those little hidden corners
that surfers jealously keep secret. Beach break and Point break can be found practically all year
round on the beaches of Sidi El Ouafi, Tabograichte, Imi N’Targa, Tamahroucht, or the most
popular Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah. Some wild beaches are almost impossible to find without
the help of locals and can only be accessed through tracks.
8. Tafedna Wild Beach in Essaouira
In Essaouira region it is windy all year round, making it the perfect place to indulge in water
sports such as kitesurfing and windsurfing. In the region of Agadir, it’s summer all year round, the
opportunity to stock up on vitamin D. Between the two cities, wild beaches abound, and as I can’t
choose my favorite, I cheat a little and include several around Essaouira, I have a weakness for
Tafedna beach, a small haven of peace, and for Imessouane beach, a real El Dorado for Hippie
surfers. The beaches of Diabat and Sidi Kaouki offer great opportunities for horseback riding (or
why not on camel back). In the Agadir region, I prefer to stay north of the city around Taghazout
and Aourir rather than piling up like a sardine with the thousands of tourists who invade Agadir
9. The Wild Beaches Between Tangier and Assilah
The national road which connects Tangier to Assilah is full of wild beaches. It is quite simple to
find your little quiet spot to plant your parasol on the long stretches of golden sand of the Atlantic
coast, starting with the beaches of Achkar and Bel Kassem near Tangier to Las Cuevas, Briyech
or Sidi Mghayt near of Assilah. Do not miss the superb panorama from the top of Cap Spartel and
the magnificent Vistas of Perdicaris Park in Tangier!
10. Dalia Beach in Tangiers
Appreciated by Tangier families, Dalia beach seduces with its wide banks of fine sand and its
turquoise (and very cold) waters on the Mediterranean coast. Above all, avoid going there in July-
August during school holidays, when the wild beach turns into a real playground for
holidaymakers. Jet skis, trampolines, inflatable slides and DJs disturb the charm of the place.