Moulay Bousselham

Made up of little more than a single street with a smattering of cafés and souvenir shops, the laid-back fishing village of Moulay Bousselham is virtually empty in the cooler months but very popular with Moroccans in summer. Its lagoon and beach are breathtaking, and its sandbar (a potential hazard for swimmers) creates a continual crash of breaking waves. This is also one of northern Morocco's prime bird-watching locations, with boat trips organized to see thousands of herons, pink flamingos, sheldrakes, and gannets. The whole area is considered a wetland protected by the Ramsar Convention (an international treaty working for the conservation of wetlands) as well as by the village's two patron saints.

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