Oualidia is an oft-forgotten fishing town located on the Atlantic coastline between the historic towns of El Jadida and Safi.
Many years ago Oualidia was a popular destination of the Moroccan royal family – King Mohamed V had a summer palace on the beachfront which was the setting for many royal parties and festivities.
In the summer months, we are in the middle of the seaOualidia is built along the coastline of a beautiful natural seawater lagoon which is a favorite spot for bathers and for a small motorboat.
The wild ocean side of Oualidia is separated from the lagoon by a large sand bar and it is here that the fishermen pull up their fishing boats and where surfers brave the untamed ocean to ride its majestic waves.
The Oualidia is a home to a large number of bird species and migrating birds such as flamingoes and egrets.
If you should get the best beaches, mountain bikes, canoes and fishing boats are available for rent.
Oualidia is famous for its fresh oysters, shell fish and abundant fresh seafood.
One of the most delicious dishes you can eat on the beach.
We start our Full-day trip from to The Lagoon Beach in Oualidia at the morning from your Riad or Hotel in Marrakech. During the road you will enjoy the beautiful views.
For this excursion you will leave Marrakech to Oualidia at about 8am for a 2h30 drive.
After your arrival, you will be able to start your trip by walking in the sandy beaches of Oualidia or spend the day exploring the lagoon by Boat to enjoy the tranquility of this beautiful coast.
This lovely lagoon of Oualidia is protected from the wind by a row of little islands.
Discover salt marshes where you will cross many different environments where you will see plenty of bird life.
In this Full day trip to Oualidia you will enjoy freshly grilled fish, crab, and tasting oysters and other seafood are the hallmarks of Oualidia.
In the end of our trip to Oualidia we take the coastal road towards Safi, which will take you though lands of startling contrasts!
From market gardens to salt marshes, between desert and ocean, this is a land of improbable encounters between sheep, camels and flamingos.
With a short stop in Safi to visit the Colline des Potiers (potter’s hill) the giant pottery works that produce the typical brightly coloured Safi pottery.
After your visit is over, you will be returned to your hotel in marrakech and end of our full-day trip to Oualidia.