Where to stay around Essaouira?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 359 holiday lettings near Essaouira. From 133 houses to 69 villas, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Essaouira for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Essaouira?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Essaouira. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Essaouira Beach: 345 holiday lettings
  • Sidi Kaouki Beach: 339 holiday lettings
  • Essaouira Mogador Golf Course: 344 holiday lettings
  • Skala de la Ville: 347 holiday lettings
  • Place Moulay el Hassan: 347 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Essaouira listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent houses in Essaouira?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 133 houses in Essaouira. Our other popular types of Essaouira holiday rentals include:

  • Villas: 69 self catering accommodations
  • Apartments: 62 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 2 self catering accommodations

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Essaouira?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 125 holiday homes with pool available in Essaouira. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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    Make a holiday rental beach riad or accommodation in Essaouira, Morocco your home away from home

    The city of Essaouira, Morocco looks from every angle as if it has been lifted from a holiday guide. The Jewish, Berber, Carthaginian, Portuguese and British influences manage to combine beautifully to create a city of a thousand attractions. Located on the Atlantic coast of Morocco, Essaouira boasts a wonderful, sweeping beach, making it one of Morocco’s finest coastal resorts. Blissfully laid back and surprisingly cosmopolitan, Essaouira is a perfect retreat, especially for windsurfers and surfers, but also for those wishing to enjoy the wonders of Morocco at a relaxed pace.

    Things to do in Essaouira, Morocco

    Essaouira’s charm is engulfing, with white and blue riads interspersed with art galleries, traditional workshops and wonderful restaurants, all encased by the famous red sandstone walls that protect Essaouira. There are a vast range of sites to explore from Essaouira accommodation, from the magnificent ruins of the Sultan’s Palace to the famous Sand Castle which is claimed to have been an inspiration to Jimmy Hendrix. The Sidi Mohamed ben Abdallah Museum is a fantastic place to start your tour from Essaouira accommodation, as it tells the history of local traditions, art and music. The fish market, which sells the daily catch from Essaouira’s fishing fleet, is an absolute marvel, well worth investigating. Any good Essaouira guide will document the best sightseeing routes.

    Taking an Essaouira beach riad is the perfect way to enjoy the best of the city. Essaouira beach is never crowded, stretching for as far as the eye can see around a sweeping bay. The golden sands of Essaouira beaches, from Plage de Safi in the north to the beach around the inspirational Bordj El Berod to the south, are perfect for lazy days in the sun, although when the seas are rough, swimming in Essaouira can be dangerous. Known as the ‘windy city’, windsurfing in Essaouira is fantastic. There are some excellent Essaouira windsurfing and surfing spots, especially to the north near Moulay, which, despite having poor access, has excellent conditions for both surfing and windsurfing, although it is not for the feint hearted!

    Places to visit on holiday in Essaouira, Morocco

    On the outskirts of Essaouira are a number of excellent riding stables, offering lessons and hirelings to visitors, regardless of you level of experience. There are some wonderful rides to enjoy along the coastline and into the interior of Morocco.

    Weather in Essaouira, Morocco

    Essaouira enjoys a wonderfully steady climate, making an Essaouira beach riad a magnificent escape all year round. Average monthly temperatures hover around the 20°C mark throughout the year, although July, August and September are the warmest months. Rain is almost unheard of between June and October.

    Travel to Essaouira, Morocco

    Although there is a small airport in Essaouira, accommodation in the area is best reached from Marrakech. Essaouira Airport only receives flights from Casablanca and Paris Orly (ORY), so the majority of visitors from the UK fly to Marrakech Airport (RAK), which receives Ryanair and easyJet flights from London and Manchester (MAN).

    Seasonal weather averages in Essaouira

    If you're planning a holiday around warm-weather activities, September, October, August and July are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 22°F.

    Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Essaouira

    Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Essaouira is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Essaouira Beach (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
    • Sidi Kaouki Beach (11.6 mi / 18.7 km)
    • Ounara Campsite (13.2 mi / 21.2 km)