Essaouira & Atlantic Coast

Best time to go and how to get there

Essaouira & Atlantic Coast: When to Go

Any time. Essaouira has a moderate climate with mild winters and warm dry summers. Averages highs range from 63F in January to 70F in August. See monthly weather averages for Essaouira.

Winter (Oct-Mar) is the best time for surfing - there is a chance of rain but also a fairly constant swell (summer can have flat spells). Summer (May-Sep) is best for windsurfing and kitesurfing.

Go in late June for the Essaouira Gnaoua and World Music Festival - a lively week-long event with performances ranging from traditional slave-derived music to contemporary jazz.

www.festival-gnaoua.co.ma

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Getting There

UK TO ESSAOUIRA

easyJet direct to Essaouira. Or charters to Agadir.

MAINLAND EUROPE TO ESSAOUIRA

Try Royal Air Maroc, Ryanair and Transavia