This Coastal Town in Morocco Is Home to Otherworldly Salt Flats, Unspoiled Beaches, and Beautiful Flamingos

Oualidia, known as the oyster capital of Morocco, is an idyllic fishing village on the Atlantic Coast that’s often overlooked by tourists who flock to the country’s more well-known seaside destinations like Agadir and Essaouira. But Oualidia is a treasure in its own right; a laid-back paradise that maintains a perpetual breeze and balmy temperatures year-round.

Morocco’s late King Mohammed V loved it so much that he built a summer palace in Oualidia back in the 1940s. The palace has long since been abandoned, but the North African nation’s royalty still visits the postcard-worthy town to this day, as do plenty of locals who covet shellfish, surfing, and uncrowded beaches.

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