Taghazout is a great place in which to play havoc with the age profile for a day or two (unless you’re an antediluvian hippie – then you’ll blend right in!!)
Surfers discovered this once laid-back fishing village in the 1970s ( indeed I reckon some of those original pioneers never left!) and have flocked here ever since, attracted by waves that suit all experience levels.
You can spot the new arrivals immediately – trying to look cool as they ask around about the best surf locations. Everyone else is an expert of course, delighted to impart their knowledge – even if they’re only here a half day ahead of them!!
But it’s not all about surfing. Yes – surf schools and camps abound but the beaches can be enjoyed by everyone and there’s a fine walkway for the landlubbers.
There are a few resort complexes further up the main beach but most accommodation is in the town itself – a jumble (or jungle!!) of affordable rooms to let, mostly pressed up against the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. First impressions are somewhat belying here. Yes, buildings may look tired and run-down but the place exudes buckets of charm ( I know – I hate the word too… but the place really IS charming!!). There are alleyways to explore, coffee shops to linger at and sunsets to enjoy before browsing the fish restaurant menus for the catch of the day.
Before you go…..
Have a look at the rest of the series….
And some further reading from previous trips…..