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As one of Morocco’s main fishing centers, Essaouira’s port is a major attraction.
Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Unless you want to buy fish there isn't much of a reason to spend a lot of time here. The blue boats and the boat building is picturesque against the crenellated rampart walls.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank flaneur40
Reviewed 4 days ago

Stroll around the fishing port. It is interesting with all those smaller and bigger boats, fishing nets lying around, seagulls screaming. It has a very local flavor without touristic nonsense.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank GlobeHope
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you can ignore the fishy smells and get a tour and history of this fishing port it is well worth it. The port is small and yet very active with daily catches. A great place to go and just watch people.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank tdenver
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our half hour being shown round the fishing port by Abdul, a retired fisherman with 45 years experience behind him. He just latched onto us and started showing us round. He was so knowledgeable and friendly that we just went with it...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Z2314YRrichardl
Reviewed 1 week ago

Get past the smell and 3 million seagulls and you can experience something more local than the tourist shops and streets of the Medina!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank stormwave_audio
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth the trip out from Marrakesh, lovely blue and white painted houses, different from the Okra colour. Mednia a delight to walk around, not the usual hassle. Really enjoyed the walk around the port, everyday life of Morroco at it's best. Saw an aray...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Karen L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want to see more about the local life and you want to have more experience a visit at this place will be great.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 886arisb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is quite a place, a huge collection of small fish sellers right at the spot the fishing boats come in. Plus a thousand sea birds dining on scraps. It’s just outside the Médina and you see the old fortifications and cannons nearby. I met...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank D373YTdavidl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is truly a stunning must see place town on the Atlantic coast of Morocco. It has a gentle and calm demeanour with a stunning port filled with all kinds of fishing craft. Traditional fishing town, souk is open, calm and items found cheaper than...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank robinmg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice place to walk through - seeing the old fort from the tower of which you can see the Medina, the sea, fishing boats and see the ancient 16th century fort island

Date of experience: November 2018
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10 February 2018|
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Response from janeaustinNY | Reviewed this property |
Not that we could see. My husband says they are dredging-perhaps the first step in this process. Hope they won’t throw out the small fishing boats. Sorry I had not seen this. I think I was away after that.
4 January 2017|
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Response from 16jamesdoc | Reviewed this property |
Not trying to be funny but unless you understand Maghrebi Arabic, your guess is as good as mine!