Between Agadir and Essaouira hides Imsouane. This little fishing village is also called “Magic Bay”. Of course we had to find out what all this magic was about... The perfect excuse for a coastline journey! And we can assure you it's not because of the colour palette and hidden gems, or not only...
Surf & Sardines
Surf, sardines and a stunning view...? Everything we needed for the perfect day trip! Imsouane is only one hour drive away from Taghazout, at least when you don't calculate the detour because of an empty gas station on the road and the attempts to take that obligatory picture at the view point... But with the right African tunes and some Moroccan pancakes (msemen) on the road we got there quite quick.
Once arrived you'll easily find your way around as all ways guide you straight towards the beach. And you can even trade your car for your skateboard. Yalla!
More down the road of this colourful hippie village you'll find surf shops and cosy hangouts. The road ends at the harbour... where no detail is overlooked. The most unexpected color palettes and patterns, shapes and textures blending into a poetic landscape. I couldn't help but catch some colours... And of course some fish, which the restaurants love to prepare the way you like! Overlooking the bay... the perfect fuel to work your magic in there later on.
Although you can sure catch some good waves at Cathedral Point, Imsouane thanks its name to the bay. Because of its sandy bottom it's suitable for all surf levels, from the whitewash warriors to the more experienced surfers. You can enjoy rides to 900m, the longest of Africa! Since the waves are endless, everyone gets enough time to get up and practice. Sounds pretty magic to me... So fellow beginning surfer... put Imsouane on the map!
Imsouane is not only unicorns and rainbows though. It can get quite crowded and the chance of beginners dropping in (including me, sorry!) is quite big. Another thing to mention is that the current can get really strong which makes it hard to paddle out.
If only I knew before my last wave I could get off at the beach and walk my way around...
At least it got me a good laugh, some extra muscles and most of all some trust to conquer the waves back in Taghazout.
Magic hour... Time to leave... But here... Every hour is magic! And magic never ends...
Maybe that's what "Magic Bay" is really about?
Let’s take a ride to / in Imsouane and explore the magic yourself!