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Playa Quemado

Listed under Beaches in Tirhanimine, Morocco.

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The most famous beach along this coastline, and now the most popular as well, is the Playa Quemado. Just off it is the uber-lux Mohammed V Hotel, but its fame originally came from a military action in 1925 – this is the beach the Spanish troops landed on when they sailed here to claim this territory for Spain. It was the Spanish troops who started building the town here in the 1920s – though these days it looks a lot like any other Moroccan coastal town. What’s special about this beach and Al Hoceima is that it’s separated from the rest of Morocco by the Rif Mountains so not that easy to get to – in fact easier to reach by boat – hence the cruise ship visitors and the Spanish Army. The other thing that’s special about this beach is that the water is very clear and the surroundings of olive groves and rocky cliffs are scenic.

In season this town gets a lot of local visitors as well as international ones. The best time of year to come is in spring or autumn when it’s quieter.

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