Where is Dakhla? How to Reach Dakhla?
Dakhla in Western Sahara should not be confused for Dakhla Oasis in Egypt. Western Saharan Dakhla is a Moroccan town located at the end of narrow 30 miles long peninsula. Dakhla is located some 340 miles from Laayoune and up till now was relatively hard to reach. However, today Dakhla is an increasingly popular resort that attracts visitors despite its remote location. You can reach the town either by driving down from Laayoune or by airplane. Dakhla receives daily flights from most major Moroccan cities.
Why Dakhla is Great for Water Sports?
Those who look for active vacations consider Dakhla of Western Sahara one of the most hip destinations in entire North Africa. A unique geographical location at the end of long peninsula facing Atlantic Ocean is what makes this town so attractive.
Dakhla, Western Sahara, is ideal for surfing, windsurfing, and kite surfing. Water temperature is nearly stable at 77 degrees and ocean topography gives a long right-breaking wave. The wind is consistent. Isn’t it something you have always dreamed of?
But that’s not all. What makes Dakhla so special is that everyone can enjoy its waters- experienced surfers and beginners. If you look at this satellite image you’ll understand why. The flat waters of sheltered lagoon to the east are a safe place for beginners and less experienced. At the same time more seasoned surfers can enjoy the breakers of the open Atlantic Ocean.
Another advantage is that many people still didn’t discover Dakhla, so the resort remains largely unspoiled, and its waves are free from crowds.
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