Rada Beach


The wide sweep of Rada Beach – also known as Mounir Beach after the beach’s well-known cafe owner – is 22km from Asilah (7km of it down a dirt road) and its isolation has kept it crowd-free. A return taxi costs around Dh450.

At low tide, it can be reached from Sidi Mghayet Beach in about an hour – you might have to scramble over some rocks to reach it but it all adds to the adventure.

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