Witnessing Legzira

Working our way south from Essaouira, we stopped in Agadir overnight to pick up a rental car for our explorations of southern Morocco’s Souss region. From Agadir, we drove south via the walled city of Tiznit. (Tiznit was where we suddenly realized we literally had no idea where or how to park in Morocco! We improvised.) After exploring the walls and checking out the town’s crazy minaret, which seems to be sprouting branches, we wound down the barren yet beautiful coast to our real destination Legzira Beach near the town of Mirleft.

I’m not exaggerating here, Legzira is an unknown natural wonder. There are two (actually kind of three) massive natural arches along the same stretch of rugged beach backed by rust-red cliffs. It’s so beautiful it is hard to believe that Legzira is not a household name. What’s more, the beach was virtually deserted for most of our visit. The one family that did happen by was very local and VERY traditional. They high-tailed it out of there as fast as they could lest we see the mother’s right eyeball. Yes, glorious isolation and a beautiful sunset make this one of Morocco’s coolest off-the-beaten-track destinations.

4 responses to “Witnessing Legzira”

  1. avatar Jill says:

    Isn’t Legzira incredible? I spent three months in Mirleft a few years ago and I used to drive down to Legzira at least once a week. Did they build any new hotels on the beaches near the arches?

    • avatar Tony says:

      Hey Jill,

      There are hotels near the access road (which I assume were there when you visited if it was just a few years ago), but there are no hotels near the arches themselves. I really hope it stays that way.

  2. avatar Fiona says:

    We are headed to Legzira tomorrow after seeing these pictures. Is Tiznit worth a stop?

    • avatar Tony says:

      Yes, Tiznit is another great walled city with a southern desert vibe. It is definitely worth a stop and a quick look around.

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