Located on Morocco’s Atlantic coast, the coastal road from Agadir to Essaouira is one of the most beautiful drives in the country and well worth the journey. This road is just a joy to drive along.
The journey links the cities of Agadir, in the foothills of the Anti-Atlas Mountains, and Essaouira, a port city and resort. The road is asphalted. It’s called N1. This spectacular road winds for about 172 km between the sea and the desert. The surface of the road is fine. It is slow and winding but it doesn't have any steep drop-offs or narrow bits. The surface is in good condition and would be fine even in the rain.
The journey offers an exhilarating driving experience, with superb views. An incredible journey, an unforgettable experience. Traffic can be bad at rush hour or during the holidays, so be prepared for some delays. This is definitely one road trip that you want to record with lots of photographs. You will enjoy spectacular sea views and literally step back in time in rural Morocco. There are lots of viewpoints, official and unofficial. The road is a delight to drive, with every kind of twist and turn. For decades people have travelled this road to experience some of the best surfing spots in the world.
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