Taghazout is considered by the surfers of the world as a surfing mecca for it's multitude of world class surf spots. That's why several surf schools and surf camps have choosen Taghazout as head quarters. Surfing lessons are available as well as surfing equipement. We recommend you to check the most established companies for better service. We used www.africaextrem.com and they were very professional and cool people as well.
You can surf there all year but better from september to march for experienced surfers
This is a popular hangout - spend a few hours or the whole day, come to lie on your deck chair which you can rent for 15 dirham/£1 a day but bring a beach umbrella for shade. The beach was particularly littered with rubbish on our latest visit but much of the problem was over heavy rains in the area recently likely washing rubbish down from residential rubbish areas into creeks and rivers into the nearby ocean.
So make sure you have footwear and take care with any broken skin.
Also be prepared to be accosted by salesmen with all sorts of wares - peanuts, cakes and biscuits, sunglasses and radios, and then of course there are the ones looking for customers to ride their camels and horses.
And to mention the dog in the photo - she was getting pretty heated up,barking and carrying on when a couple of these salesmen and a young guy associated with the deck chair guy came along - she had been sitting happily and even being patted and hugged by a couple of sunning tourists until these guys came along - one guy started hitting out at her for barking but makes you wonder just what theyve done to her in the past. (she had obviously given birth recently and whether these guys had done something to her puppies?) Especially knowing that Moroccans in general have a lot to learn about respecting and treating animals with any kindness.
But up at Taghazout just on the hill above is pretty much everything you need if youre here for a bit of surfing - surf boards to rent or buy, get repairs or get lessons! There were a few waves out there on the couple of days I visited with my friends to one of their favourite spots here at Taghazout.
Prices where Ive used the internet this trip to Morocco - ie Marrakech and 2 places in Agadir - have dropped - and in all places - including this place of several here in Taghazout - were only 4 dirham for half an hour!
(In all my visits to Morocco the exchange rate has been 15-16 dirham to £1 - this trip itd come down to about 14.5 dirham!).
I saw several internet cafe signs but I went to use this internet as my friend had done so before me and recommended it.
It also has a cafe and heres your chance to use the loo!(none of the beaches around here have public loos)
There are apparently a lot of bananas grown around here - as well as on further around Tamri - and you will see local bananas being sold in small and large roadside shops and small stalls set up from the back of vans in the street.
The variety is a small but sweet tasting very nice eating banana and this tip is to support the locals and buy their bananas when in the area rather than imported bananas that are sold at the big supermarkets such as Marjane etc.