Holidays to Agadir and Taghazout on Morocco's Atlantic Coast hinge on the beaches and all the goods that come with them – like watersports and restaurants.
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’s west coast rustles up some seriously good holiday hotspots. Like Agadir – known for its ultra-long golden stretch of sand – and Taghazout, a fishing village that’s starting to make a pretty solid name for itself. They’re only a 30-minute drive apart, so no matter which one you vacay at, you can easily go on a jolly to the other.
An A-star beach
The main beach is the hub of everything in Agadir. As far as sandy beaches go, this one’s a good’un. It’s more than five miles long, so there’s plenty of elbow room. Plus, watersports are in good supply. There’s just as much space on the palm-sprinkled prom behind, too – even with the bevy of street performers and sellers that drop by.
Taghazout’s a dinky version of Agadir, so it’s a perfect destination if you want the sand, souks and swish hotels but on a smaller scale. The vibe’s totally chilled, plus there’s plenty by way of shopping in the posh medina. There’s lots to do nearby, too. You can zip over to the Insta-ready Paradise Valley in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains in half an hour, or hit the surf at Banana Beach – a 10-minute drive south.