Plage Quemado

Al Hoceima

Located in a pretty, steep-sided bay, the yellow sand beach below the Mercure Quemado Resort is a popular hang-out spot in the summer for taking a dip and gawking at the adjacent rock face, which is topped with white city buildings. Pedalos are available to hire in season.

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Nearby Al Hoceima attractions

1. Port

0.32 MILES

The port is mainly used for a large commercial fishing operation. It's a great place to watch the catch being unloaded, and to find dinner: vendors line…

2. Cala Bonita


Because of its location south of town, Cala Bonita pebble beach manages to avoid some of the crowds, though there are still plenty of umbrellas during…

3. Plage Isri

1.85 MILES

This 100m-long grey-sand beach is a good option for soaking in some rays outside of the city bustle. A few food shacks along the beach serve fresh catch…

4. El Peñón de Alhucemas

2.99 MILES

One of the plazas de soberanía (places of sovereignty), this extraordinary white island fortress can be seen a few hundred metres off Plage Sfiha, along…

5. Plage Sfiha

3.13 MILES

A short retreat from the city, wide horseshoe-shaped Plage Sfiha looks out on the Spanish-controlled post-colonial relic, El Peñon de Alhucemas. A couple…

6. El Peñón de Vélez de la Gomera

21.66 MILES

This tiny island was transformed into a peninsula in the 1930s and ’40s when a sandbank joined it with the mainland. Despite several Moroccan attempts at…