The Beaches, Fort and Skala du Port – Essaouira, Morocco

http://www.TravelsWithSheila.com When the Atlantic tide goes out, the beaches of Essaouira are transformed into an extremely wide area and fill quickly with men and children who arrive carrying soccer goal posts and balls. The beach dominates the Essaouirans' leisure time and strong winds are perfect for kitesurfing and windsurfing.The Medina of Essaouira is surrounded by the old Portuguese forts and fortifications established in the 16th century. Essaouira began as a small trading post established by the Carthaginians in the 5th century B.C. It was into and up the ramps of the fort to explore...