Water Sports: Diving and Surfing in Morocco

Morocco in the ocean's embrace

Morocco offers water sports aficionados more than 1,800 miles of coastline! The country's beaches stretch from the crashing waves of the Atlantic to the blue expanses of the Mediterranean and offer visitors well-maintained sites with a full complement of facilities.

Go west to indulge your passion for water surface sports. Surfing and its sister sports, kite surfing and windsurfing, are very popular on the beaches at Dakhla, Safi, Essaouira and Taghazout, whose beautiful waves are among the world's most spectacular.

To the north, along the Mediterranean coast, an array of activities is available to you. Choose, for example, to zip around on a jet ski or glide over the water on a windsurfing board. Perhaps you prefer a side of nature with your exercise? Then try your hand at fishing or skin diving; a number of locals run excursions from the shore.

Many of the beaches in Morocco are adjacent to resorts, where you can make full use of their equipment and services – notto mention a beautiful backdrop for your recreational pursuits. The Mazagan, Mogador, Saidia and Taghazout resorts are particularly well known and they all have proprietary marinas that are fully equipped.

Head for the water and combine sports and relaxation thanks to Morocco's beautiful beaches and good infrastructure.