"The Castle in the Sand" Essaouira Things to Do Tip by tord

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  Castles in the sand
by tord

The old fort is out of town along the beach and it's a pleasant stroll along the sand. If you haven't already tried a camel ride there is the possibility of taking a camel ride out to the castle. You need to watch the tides as you can get cut off and stranded on the castle walls.............. but there's worse places to be stranded!
It's often said that this is the castle Jimi Hendrix sang about in "Castle in the sand" but I understand that he first visited Essaouira after he had written the song. Pity that as it would make a good story.

Address: Where sand meets surf

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written May 21, 2005
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