Essaouira (Harbour/Quay)

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Coordinates: 031° 30.393' N , 009° 46.463' W
Country: Morocco

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An interesting and bustling fishing port. A prominent feature is the beach, which stretches south from the town for about two miles. 

Moor: shallow and narrow entrance; the harbour is well protected but shallow too. Moor on the pontoon on the inside of the wall next to Chez Sam's restaurant OR raft up to the sailing tour boat based here (run by Saeed and Omar - speaks English). There is no security here and the police insist that someone sleeps on the boat. 

This port is not an official port of entry, but yachts may call there. The Immigration Office (passports and ship's papers) is at the harbour gate by the beach. The captain must visit the Port Authority and the Harbour Master to fill out the various forms. Officials all very friendly. 

Anchor: outside the harbour breakwater, in about 5m over a sandy bottom. Subject to some swell and, usually, a fairly strong breeze. In the winter, when the swell is often greater than 3m, this is not a safe anchorage. There is no charge for anchoring here, however some cruisers have reported being told to move into the harbour for safety reasons. Dinghies can be left at the yacht dock. The harbour master advises against leaving a dinghy there unattended over night.

Ashore: no electricity available, but water can be otained on request

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Added by Helena Neal on 13/05/2018 09:55:55.
Last updated by Helena Neal on 13/05/2018 09:55:55.
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