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Image: Catch the perfect wave in Taghazout

Once simply a small fishing village near Agadir, Taghazout has, over recent years, become a tourist destination in its own right. This newfound interest is all down to one thing – Taghazout’s growing reputation as Morocco’s top surf spot.

Surfers of all levels can enjoy the waves around Taghazout, and you can paddle out and take on exotic sounding surf breaks such as Hash Point, Panorama, Anchor Point, La Source, Killer Point and Mysteries. The water is warm, the days are sunny, and as in any surfing town, the vibe in Taghazout is relaxed and laid-back.

It’s easy to get around Taghazout; the size of the village means everywhere is reachable on foot. Slightly further afield are the spectacular Imouzzer Cascades and Agadir is just twelve miles to the south.

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Staying In Taghazout

Image: Beachfront stays are widely available in Taghazout

Taghazout is still adjusting to its newfound popularity, and in many ways is still the fishing village it has always been. This means that accommodation can be in short supply if you’re not staying at one of the surf resorts. However, there are several guesthouses for you to choose from, and a number of private rentals too. Most people choose to stay in nearby Agadir, which has a wide selection of hotels and riads, and commute the short distance between the two places.

Getting To Taghazout

Image: You get some spectacular coastal views when driving to Taghazout

It is easy to reach Taghazout, as the city of Agadir is fewer than 15 miles away. You can fly into Agadir Al-Massira Airport direct from Gatwick or Manchester, and then take a taxi to Taghazout for a fixed price of 300 Dirham (about £20). A bus service also runs to Agadir, and from there you can catch another bus to Taghazout. These run every 30 minutes during the day. If you’re coming in via Marrakech, buses run between the two places, taking around three and a half hours to reach Taghazout.

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