"Beaches, Bananas and surfers hangout" Taghazout by angiebabe

Taghazout Travel Guide: 6 reviews and 26 photos

Taghazout is just up the road from Agadir - and we stay here quite often as we enjoy the sea views from an apartment balcony and have always got a car so its nice to be handy to the city but enjoy more of the sea

The beaches around here are popular because of the surf but also to get away from the crowds of the Agadir beaches where many of the locals and package tour tourists lay around paying heaps of money for roped off deck chair areas and ongoing commercialism (not all the beach at Agadir is like that but the package tour tourists probably don't get to know much better - unless they come and spend some time on VT first!)
- its a lot more chilled out here - even the village here at Taghazout is nicely chilled though open to late for people to to hang out, eat, shop, socialise, fix their surfboards etc

Morocknroll - surfers hangout at Taghazout

19 kms north of Agadir along the road to Tamanar and Essaouira is the Taghazoute, a fishing village popular with surfers.

The Moroccan government, several years ago started dishing out money to developers to develop the areas along the coast here and build areas to generate tourism and higher quality living areas - apparently many of these developers took the money and left the country! So these areas were left sitting waiting - over the last couple of years activity has started up again with new signs advising the proposed developments. But at this stage its still a laid back area with a quiet but popular camping ground, cafes and seaside chillout area with camels and donkeys for families and tourists

19 km from Agadir on the road to Essaouira - still a fishing village but popular with surfers...lots of surfers shops and supplies and you can get lessons here - enjoy the surf or find a spot along the long beach, relax under your beach umbrella, brave the waves, make a tagine for lunch on the beach....

A few restaurants, cafes, internet cafes, knick knack shops, mosque and some great apartments...all open to quite late at night

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:seaside....apartments with sea views - a bargain during offpeak but even at peak if theres a group of you in a 2 or 3 room place its much nicer to stay here than a commercial hotel in the city
  • Cons:development is coming....and some of the beaches are very dirty
  • In a nutshell:a great place to chill out at the beginning or end of a stint around Morocco - an excellent chill out seaside place not far from the action of Agadir city
  • Last visit to Taghazout: May 2013
  • Intro Updated Feb 16, 2014
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  • jo104's Profile Photo
    Feb 16, 2014 at 2:37 AM

    Do u surf?

    • angiebabe's Profile Photo
      Feb 16, 2014 at 9:00 AM

      I need to update this page - have often stayed here in apartments with excellent view over the surf just a little further on from these shops - think that info is in my Agadir page

    • jo104's Profile Photo
      Feb 16, 2014 at 10:31 PM

      Thats why they have disposable honestly I used to wear contacts & got disposables cause I wanted to waterski & I hardly lost them that way

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Jan 17, 2011 at 1:22 PM

    A different side of Morocco! No loo's, have found that a lot overseas, not the best with upset tummy!

  • mvtouring's Profile Photo
    Aug 22, 2009 at 11:32 AM

    Thanks for sharing with us. Next time I visit Marocco I hope to go to the little places as well ;-)

  • jumpingnorman's Profile Photo
    Jan 19, 2009 at 8:28 AM

    Morocco is on my wish list --- interesting tip about bananas (I'm going bananas, hehehe...)

  • kelnsha's Profile Photo
    Dec 20, 2008 at 10:43 PM

    Hope to visit Morocco one day. Thank you for sharing. Great tips! Cheers!

  • Dec 15, 2008 at 10:03 AM

    Nice new page!

  • pfsmalo's Profile Photo
    Dec 11, 2008 at 3:54 AM

    Got to find my morocco map now to see where all your new places are. XXXXPaul

  • cachaseiro's Profile Photo
    Nov 26, 2008 at 7:23 AM

    very nice and colorful photos you have on that page.

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