Tourism & travel, About the city

A day of fun on the water!

GETTING ACTIVE Tangier’s beaches stretch for miles, some are better for watersports while others are best for lying in the sun with a magazine in hand. Made in Tanger decided to take a tour of our local beaches.

It’s summertime and the temperatures are rising.   The beaches are filling up with youth looking for something to do.   And they are looking for more than just tanning and a gossip magazine in hand.   It’s time to get active, to leave the stress from the workweek behind.

 

For those who don’t want to be in the city, yet still want to be seaside, head to the Tangier City Port, a feeling of an abandoned old port is present here ever since Tanger Med opened.   You’ll also avoid traffic congestion!

And it’s also the home of Taifun, the beautiful Italian 11-metre long boat.   Hop aboard to discover the beauty of the Tangier coast.   Whether for a half- or full-day tour with family or friends, the view is postcard perfect!

A bit further, towards Malabata, is M’Nar Park where the children are sure to love the waterslides while parents enjoy a refreshing drink overlooking the park.   Parents also have the option of leaving children (aged 6 to 12) in the hands of a counselor for a tour of the theme park.   It’s a better option than leaving the kids in front of the television.

Surfing and yachts

A bit further away, heading a few kilometres out of Tangier towards Cap Spartel, is le Mirage, a place that will have you coming back time and again for its famous lemon tart and the beach at Sidi Kacem.  

Upon arriving at Océan que tout apparaît : down below on the beach, the owners of the restaurant have put in a chiringuito, creating a relaxing atmosphere with music in the background, and extra chairs.

And on the beach, sailboats pass by with the Tangier wind.   Grab a guide to show you the ropes for the first time, then you’ll be off on your own!

Still a bit further, are watersports that are sure to have your adreneline pumping at Surfiti: kitesurfing, surfing and bodyboarding for an unforgettable experience for all levels.

And if this doesn’t sound appealing, head to a bookstore to find a good read before heading to the beach for the afternoon.

Text and photo Zineb Bennouna
Translation Mandy Sinclair