Essaouira, Atlantic port city, is in western Morocco, midway between Safi and Agadir.

The site was occupied by Phoenicians and then Carthaginians and was mentioned in the chronicles of the Carthaginian explorer Hanno (5th century bc). Medieval charts show it as Mogador, a corruption of an Amazigh.

Essaouira is also notable for its beaches. Beachcombers can spend the day at Essaouira Beach when the weather is nice.

You might find that sights like Sidi Kaouki Beach and Place Moulay el Hassan are worth a visit.

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