Agadir Tourism: Sights and Attractions

As the most popular resort in Morocco, Agadir’s life revolves around its beautiful beaches and sports. The town itself, modern and purpose-built, has very little to offer in terms of sightseeing, the markets and the ancient Kasbah are rather uninspiring.

Agadir Beach

The beach in Agadiris as good as they come: a huge expanse of sand reasonably sheltered from the ocean winds. The city authorities keep the beach reasonably clean and well patrolled to keep hustlers away.

As well as cafes and sunbeds, there are plenty of sports to indulge in. There is jet-skiing available at the Palm Beach Club and near Hotel Amadil Beach. You can also rent quad bikes and beach buggies or take a horse and camel ride along the beach.

It should be stressed that the ocean here has a very strong Atlantic undercurrent which is not suitable for children.

The Fishing Port

The fishing port of Agadir is well worth a stroll. Plenty of fishing boats dock here with fishermen unloading their catch of the day: sardines, sea bass, codfish, tuna, lobster and crayfish are on offer. You can haggle for fish at low prices or have it grilled, baked or in a tagine at the grills by the entrance.

The Old Kasbah

The old Kasbah of Agadir is one of the few remaining sights of the old Agadir to have survived the destruction of the 1960s earthquake.

Clearly visible from central Agadir, the old Kasbah is an 8 kilometre trip on the hill to the north of the port. Following the earthquake, much of the original citadel – dating back to the 16th century – was destroyed, but you can still see the bare outline of this once-imposing fortress. The view over Agadir and the azure-waters of the coast is also amazing and not to be missed.