Tangier Beach


The wide city beach is well maintained and a fresh corniche (beachfront road) works well for a seaside stroll, with parks, playgrounds and fancy glass elevators that lead down to the sand. Certainly worth an afternoon, if not a whole day, at the beach.

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Nearby Tangier attractions

1. Tanja Marina Bay

0.31 MILES

King Mohammed VI's multibillion-dirham plan to reinvigorate Tangier's port is well under way, and his shiny new marina with space for 800 boats is…

2. Terrasse des Paresseux

0.83 MILES

The aptly named 'Idlers’ Terrace' provides sweeping views of the port, Spain and, on a really clear day, Gibraltar. A set of ancient cannons faces the bay…

3. Grande Mosquée

0.85 MILES

From the Petit Socco in the medina, the route leading towards the sea leads east past this grand green-shingled mosque, which at one time housed a…

4. Tangier American Legation Museum

0.86 MILES

This museum, in an elegant five-storey mansion, is a must-see: Morocco was the first country to recognise the United States by opening its ports to the…

5. Galerie Delacroix


The exhibition hall from the Institut Français hosts temporary exhibitions. It's easy to locate on Rue de la Liberté and free, so it's worth a stop if you…

6. Petit Socco


This was once the most notorious crossroads of Tangier, the site of drug deals and all forms of prostitution. Today the facades are freshly painted,…

7. Musée de la Fondation Lorin

0.91 MILES

This eclectic museum is housed in a former synagogue. Here you will find an open 2-storey room with an engaging collection of B&W photographs of 19th- and…

8. Nahon Synagogue

0.92 MILES

Tangier once had 17 synagogues and 27,000 Jewish residents. That number has dwindled and the only synagogue open to the public is Nahon – but it's a…