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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).

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Oasis of calm in the medina

5 of 5
We had a lovely stay in the Riad le Consulat. Najia was an unobtrusive but very friendly and helpful presence throughout our stay - she booked us taxis for various trips, gave us lots of advice and cooked us a few FABULOUS meals. The riad had everything we needed, including (most important!) comfortable beds. There is lots of space to relax and thoughtful small touches like a chest of childrens’ toys and books for holiday reading. The location is great - a few minutes walk to the ramparts and to lots of good restaurants, and an easy walk to the souk to buy food. We found the Essaouira medina very approachable - much more laid back than Marrakech and almost impossible to get lost. The beaches are also amazing, as are the hammams. We will be back!
  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2018

Lovely stay in authentic riad with great terraces and peaceful sleeps.

4 of 5
The riad is situated in a quiet street in the pedestrianised Medina in a great location to explore and get to know Essaouira on foot. It has two great outside furnished terraces one with views to the sea and city walls. Visited with family and having small children in to meant we had a 'passport' to the friendliness of Morrocans who love families and we were able to explore the Souks and the vibrant fish market with freedom and felt welcome. The house is comfortable but expect lots of stairs and it was colder than usual in January and the houses here are not designed to be kept warm. We were fine as we expected to wear layers and the beds were comfortable with plenty of blankets and the showers were good and hot. Latifa welcomed us and showed us around [best if you can speak a bit of French] and helped us with any questions and Jacques was very prompt in responding to any questions by email. We had a problem with the lock and he immediately arranged for Latifa's husband to come and fix it on a Sunday morning which is their day off which was much appreciated. We had a great time and great food. We sampled lots of different street food stalls, drank coffee and also mint tea everywhere, ate at the fish stalls by the market [the freshest fish and quite and experience with all the stallholders competing for your custom!] , ate tagines and couscous at family-run restaurants and bought fresh meat and wonderful vegetables from the souks to cook for ourselves too [if you like a drink as we do you can get beer and wine at the large Carrefour supermarket on the outskirts of town to drink at home]. We would recommend this riad if you want to really discover the authentic town of Essaouira.
  • Review Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2018