Mirleft Beach morocco

Mirleft Beach

November 8, 2017
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Mirleft is a fishing village south of Agadir, between Tiznit and Sidi Ifni. It is located close to a beautiful white beach well known by surfers and appreciated by families for the many lifeguards guarding the swimmers. Mirleft is a relatively new village, surrounded by a military fort built in 1935, bearing witness to the days when Morocco was shared between the French and Spanish. Following a period of inactivity when it fell into ruins, it was revived and transformed into a haven for tourists. 3,000 people live here and come from the nearby mountains to enjoy the more moderate oceanic weather. Life is peaceful and enjoyable in Mirleft. Winters are mild and the inviting ocean breezes relieve the heat of the summer.

40 km from Mirleft is Tiznit, a remarkable city surrounded by walls boasting 36 towers and 9 gates. The splendid medina features the famous jewelers’ souk. Surrounding the city lays a lush palm grove and a little father on is the remarkable Massa nature reserve.

30 minutes from Mirleft, all water sports enthusiasts, particularly surfers, will appreciate the ancient Spanish colony of Sidi Ifni, famous for the international surfing event that it hosts each year. The Spanish architecture and traditions are impeccably maintained and observed in this colorful town. Mirleft is a city that awakens in the late afternoon and is vibrant and alive in the cooler evening hours.

Enjoy an excursion to Tafrout to see it marvelous cave paintings and its cirque of pink granite.  A trip to nearby Goulmine is best done on Saturdays, since this is the day of the traditional camel souk. You may also visit Tata, gateway to the Sahara, or Taroudant with its lovely orange and olive trees.

Sports lover will find abundant activity in Mirleft. Fish with professional guides in small and untouched coves and beaches, or enjoy surfing from beginning to advanced levels, or hike,  take a horseback ride or mountain bike through the  hinterland and the Moroccan Sahara.

The warm hospitality of the people who live here, the natural setting of the beach, between ocean and cliffs, and the remarkably beautiful weather make Mirleft an ideal vacation location. Mirleft will inspire you just as it did the famous French author, Jean Giono, and you will enjoy the pleasant rhythm of life, the sports, and cultural activity of the city.