Morocco - Sidi Kaouki
Driving out of Essouria on the Agadir road, after the village
of Razwa you take the second turning
to your left, here you will find the sign for Sidi Kaouki (12
This beach with her undesturbed sand dunes and argon shrubs
makes this one of the most beautiful semi-developed beaches
With the campers and tents sitting among the dunes under the
shade of the trees, you can walk through the camping area drinking
tea from sunrise to sun down, the hospitality is open house,
I understand why the Hippies fell in love with this area.
Upon my arrival in Sidi Kawaki,
I was taken in by a local group of Moroccan campers, Abdula
and Rachid, who have set up Tiguana Beach which is a roots Berber
Beach Hut, half way down the beach. This superb dwelling is
a viewpoint, from the waves breaking infront to the construction
of their house (fishing line, drift wood and cloth) this mellow
tea stop over with its open fire place is a must to all visiters
of Sidi Kawaki Beach.
You can track down to the northern
end of Sidi Kawaki Beach, where you will find the fishing village
of Taganza which also doubles up as one of Morocco's outdoor
film studios. These sets have been used for many national and
Sport in Sidi Kawaki
The fine sand beach of Sidi Kawaki
is protected at both ends by rock outcrops. These make an ideal
fishing ground for the budding surfcaster.
Make your way by the beach or the dirt track to the northern
headland, where you will find Second Beach, cross this and the
next headland is the main spot. Fish light 8-10 kg on the incoming
and high tides.
A great beach break to surf when
the wind drops. The open channels between the central sand bank
give good lefts and rights. At the southern end of the beach
a right hand point break can be found with a jump off the rocks
This Beach is better known for Wind Surfing and Kite Surfing;
here the wind blows an average of 300 days per year. The prevailing
cross-shore wind gives the gently shelving sand beach easy access
to the water.