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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).

    Excellent! 4.5/5
    (24 reviews)
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    • 2 BR
    • 2 BA
    • Separate Toilets
    • Sleeps 4
    House #13882
    24
    Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
      Wonderful! 4.8/5
      (26 reviews)
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      • 5 BR
      • 4 BA
      • Separate Toilets
      • Sleeps 10
      House #653931a
      26
      Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
        Wonderful! 4.9/5
        (26 reviews)
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        • 4 BR
        • 3 BA
        • Separate Toilet
        • Sleeps 8
        House #69662
        26
        Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
          Wonderful! 4.9/5
          (35 reviews)
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          • 4 BR
          • 3 BA
          • Separate Toilets
          • Sleeps 8
          House #6236556
          35
          Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
            Excellent! 4.7/5
            (36 reviews)
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            • 3 BR
            • 3 BA
            • Separate Toilet
            • Sleeps 8
            House #65924
            36
            Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
              Wonderful! 4.8/5
              (17 reviews)
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              • 4 BR
              • 4 BA
              • Separate Toilet
              • Sleeps 8
              House #421195
              17
              Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                Excellent! 4.7/5
                (22 reviews)
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                • 1 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Separate Toilet
                • Sleeps 2
                Apartment #904215a
                22
                Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
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                  • 3 BR
                  • 3 BA
                  • Sleeps 6
                  Villa #8116531
                  2
                  Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                    Exceptional! 5/5
                    (2 reviews)
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                    • 5 BR
                    • 3 BA
                    • Sleeps 10
                    House #6730563
                    2
                    Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
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                      • 4 BR
                      • 3 BA
                      • Sleeps 8
                      Villa #1546396
                      Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                        (24 reviews)
                        avg/night
                        • 3 BR
                        • 3 BA
                        • Sleeps 7
                        House #6411395
                        24
                          • 5 BR
                          • 3 BA
                          • Sleeps 10
                          Riad #1419835a
                          2
                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                            (10 reviews)
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                            • 3 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Separate Toilets
                            • Sleeps 6
                            House #6619572
                            10
                            Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                              (6 reviews)
                              avg/night
                              • 3 BR
                              • 3 BA
                              • Sleeps 8
                              Villa #1375285a
                              6
                              Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
                                Excellent! 4.7/5
                                (18 reviews)
                                avg/night
                                • 2 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 4
                                Multiple rentals Apartment #1834438
                                18
                                Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                  (35 reviews)
                                  avg/night
                                  • 4 BR
                                  • 4 BA
                                  • Sleeps 8
                                  House #98591
                                  35
                                  Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Excellent! 4.3/5
                                    (10 reviews)
                                    avg/night
                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 4
                                    Apartment #6462321
                                    10
                                    Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
                                      (57 reviews)
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                                      • 3 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Separate Toilets
                                      • Sleeps 8
                                      House #6201243
                                      57
                                      Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
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                                        • 4 BR
                                        • 3 BA
                                        • Sleeps 8
                                        House #1490067a
                                        Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                          (6 reviews)
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                                          • 7 BR
                                          • 5 BA
                                          • Sleeps 16
                                          Guest House #1100483a
                                          6
                                          Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                            (8 reviews)
                                            avg/night
                                            • 4 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Separate Toilet
                                            • Sleeps 10
                                            House #8055896
                                            8
                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                              (26 reviews)
                                              avg/night
                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Separate Toilets
                                              • Sleeps 5
                                              House #6364486
                                              26
                                              Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                (10 reviews)
                                                avg/night
                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                House #1248170a
                                                10
                                                Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  • 8 BR
                                                  • 6 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 18
                                                  House #688728a
                                                  3
                                                  Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                    (39 reviews)
                                                    avg/night
                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
                                                    • Separate Toilets
                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                    House #6277198
                                                    39
                                                    Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                      (6 reviews)
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                                                      • 5 BR
                                                      • 3 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 9
                                                      House #1583248
                                                      6
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                                                        • 4 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 7
                                                        Townhome #4150718
                                                        1
                                                        Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                          (3 reviews)
                                                          avg/night
                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                          House #1916947
                                                          3
                                                          Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            • Studio
                                                            • 8 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 18
                                                            House #1875366
                                                            Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
                                                              • Separate Toilets
                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                              House #1113705a
                                                              2
                                                              Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                Villa #2013442
                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                  (11 reviews)
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                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                  • 5 BA
                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                  • Sleeps 10
                                                                  House #6238578
                                                                  11
                                                                  Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                    (23 reviews)
                                                                    avg/night
                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                                    Apartment #6417395
                                                                    23
                                                                    Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                      (21 reviews)
                                                                      avg/night
                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                      • 3 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                      House #1107346a
                                                                      21
                                                                      Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                        Multiple rentals Apartment #6334433
                                                                        4
                                                                          Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                                          (4 reviews)
                                                                          avg/night
                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                          • 3 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 10
                                                                          Villa #1203507a
                                                                          4
                                                                          Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                            Multiple rentals Apartment #6334433
                                                                              Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                                              (11 reviews)
                                                                              avg/night
                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                              • Sleeps 10
                                                                              House #83018
                                                                              11
                                                                              Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                (40 reviews)
                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                House #6166852
                                                                                40
                                                                                Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                  (14 reviews)
                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                  • 5 BR
                                                                                  • 4 BA
                                                                                  • Separate Toilets
                                                                                  • Sleeps 9
                                                                                  Villa #6620440
                                                                                  14
                                                                                  Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                    (7 reviews)
                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                    • Separate Toilets
                                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                                    Riad #577787a
                                                                                    7
                                                                                    Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                                      • 3 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                                      Riad #1285626a
                                                                                      Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                        (9 reviews)
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        • 5 BR
                                                                                        • 5 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 12
                                                                                        House #1495084
                                                                                        9
                                                                                        Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                                          Apartment #1470142a
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                            (8 reviews)
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                                            • 3 BA
                                                                                            • Separate Toilets
                                                                                            • Sleeps 10
                                                                                            House #6296885
                                                                                            8
                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                                              Apartment #1372483a
                                                                                              1
                                                                                              Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                                (22 reviews)
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 3
                                                                                                Apartment #6188504
                                                                                                22
                                                                                                Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                  (12 reviews)
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  • 6 BR
                                                                                                  • 4 BA
                                                                                                  • Separate Toilets
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 12
                                                                                                  House #6185354
                                                                                                  12
                                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                    (30 reviews)
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                    House #6302943
                                                                                                    30
                                                                                                    Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                      House #1411112a
                                                                                                      2
                                                                                                      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Had a great time

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Beautiful riad ! Great communication with the owner Lisa , highly recommend
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017

                                                                                                      Great property - lovely, relaxing stay at New Year

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The villa is quite beautiful, very spacious and well laid out. We were a family group of 7, aged 8 to 78 and enjoyed a very relaxing stay thanks to the wonderful hospitality offered by Khadija. From the moment we arrived when we received mint tea and cake Khadija made sure we felt at home. We had great weather, played tennis every day and enjoyed lounging around the wonderful pool. We were able to walk easily to the beach for camel rides at sunset, and enjoyed swimming in the sea (a bit chilly in January but the kids were in there for hours!). The town is a 10 minute taxi ride, or one hour walk, with lots of restaurants, shops, promenade etc. The kids enjoyed the 75" tv when relaxing in the evenings, and just 3 hrs from London it was a great break from the cold.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jan 07, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016