Legzira Beach – Tiznit Province, Morocco - Atlas Obscura

Legzira Beach

Tiznit Province, Morocco

Rocky Atlantic beach home to a stunning stone arch. 


In between Mirleft and Sidi Ifni can be found Morocco’s most unique beach.

Like its other Atlantic counterparts, the 8 km-long stretch of Legzira Beach is windy, rocky, and expansive. What set Legzira apart, however, were its two mammoth stone arches. Naturally formed after years of erosion, these sedimentary giants jutted out into the perpetually crashing waves and are accessible during low-tide.

Sadly, only one of the two arches now remains. The other collapsed in late 2016, undermined by wave action. The second arch is probably also at risk of eventual collapse, as the sea continues to wear away at the fragile red sandstone from which it is formed.

Being a haven for European para-gliders and surfers, the bongo drums and wetsuits manifest themselves a little ad nauseam, but through the Atlantic mists scraps of Moroccan life, like donkeys and fisherman, can still be found.


Know Before You Go

20 km south of Mirleft, 800 m after you turn at a sign on the road. Legzira Beach is a must visit for surfers seeking a crowd-free lineup. There are direct shuttle buses to Legzira Beach from the main Moroccan surfing area of Taghazout/Tamraght Get the public bus to going from Tiznit to Sidi Ifni and ask to get out at the Legzira beach turn off, from here it is a one kilometer walk to the beach. If you are coming from Taghazout then you can take a direct shuttle.

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