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In pictures: Essaouira sunsets

Sunset over Essaouira on the coast of Morocco

I love a good sunset, and a lot of my favourites have been on the coast, where you can watch the sun slowly dipping down into the water. Looking out across the Atlantic from Morocco’s coastline, Essaouira has a prime sunset position and didn’t disappoint, with a spectacular dusk light show each evening – whether that was the sun peeking out between the sea and a layer of rippling clouds or filling the whole sky with shades of gold. The fading sun made the buildings along the ramparts glow orange, was reflected in the shallow waters of the bay and silhouetted flocks of seagulls and fishing boats against the light.

Sunset over Essaouira on the coast of Morocco
Sunset over Essaouira on the coast of Morocco
Sunset over Essaouira on the coast of Morocco
Sunset over Essaouira on the coast of Morocco
Sunset over Essaouira on the coast of Morocco
Sunset over Essaouira on the coast of Morocco

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  1. Beautiful pictures, must have been awe inspiring to see in person πŸ™‚

    April 7, 2014
    • They were gorgeous, each night slightly different but all so beautiful.

      April 7, 2014
  2. Beautiful images.

    April 7, 2014
  3. so beautiful sunset……love this picture πŸ™‚

    April 7, 2014
    • Thanks – sunset are one of my favourite things to photograph!

      April 7, 2014
  4. I love the ship silhouettes and the white waves in the very last picture, lovely photography! It’s easy to see why Essaouira gets so many visitors.

    April 7, 2014
    • The ships were just in the right spot for a photo! Essaouira is such a photographic place though, you can’t go far wrong.

      April 7, 2014
  5. fantastic shot πŸ™‚

    April 7, 2014
  6. Gorgeous pictures. I love love a good sunset and Essaouria looks like the perfect place to capture them!

    April 7, 2014
    • Thanks Monica, I’m a big sunset fan too so was hoping for some good ones and Essaouira definitely provided!

      April 7, 2014
  7. Amazing pictures, your posts really make me want to visit Essaouira πŸ™‚

    April 7, 2014
  8. Lovely light captured here Lucy. Hard to pick a favourite!

    April 7, 2014
    • Thanks Jude, we had three sunsets and they were all great – the light around there is fantastic.

      April 7, 2014
  9. very beautiful..

    April 7, 2014
  10. Can’t go wrong with a good sunset but I particularly like the atmosphere of the first shot.

    April 7, 2014
    • You certainly can’t! I liked how the stone of the ramparts glowed in the light, very pretty.

      April 7, 2014
  11. Lovely shots – those seagulls get everywhere

    April 7, 2014
    • They do! Down in the harbour in the evening when the boats came in they were everywhere looking for fish scraps.

      April 7, 2014
  12. Tim #

    Gorgeous pictures Luce. Any one of them could be a postcard. I mean that in the most complimentary way. Tim

    April 7, 2014
    • Thanks Tim, I’ll definitely take that as a compliment!

      April 8, 2014
  13. Yep! Those are good sunsets alright, Lucy. πŸ™‚

    April 7, 2014
  14. Essaouira is so beautiful, I am Moroccan and I am so happy you loved it Lucy.

    April 7, 2014
    • Thanks so much – it was my second trip to Morocco and I really enjoyed it, will definitely be back again

      April 8, 2014
    • After four years away from home, I will go back this summer, let me know if you wanna join πŸ™‚

      April 8, 2014
  15. Katie@From Shores to Skylines #

    Essaouira looks amazing, I haven’t made it Morocco yet. I do enjoy a beautiful sunset, and your pictures are great!

    April 7, 2014
    • Thanks Katie, I love photographing sunsets so was in heaven here!

      April 8, 2014
  16. Wow, Essaouira looks incredible. I’ve been following your posts from there and I definitely have to say Morocco is now much higher on my list of places to visit! These sunsets look like something out of a dream, they are so beautiful!

    April 8, 2014
    • Morocco is a great place to visit – there’s such a huge diversity of landscapes and culture. Essaouira was one of my favourite spots though, I loved being able to see the sun set over the sea.

      April 8, 2014
  17. Lovely photos! What a breathtaking time of the evening.

    April 8, 2014
    • Thanks so much, I think it’s my favourite time of day!

      April 8, 2014
  18. Great photos. Essaouirra has some of the most magical sunsets on Earth.

    April 8, 2014
    • It certainly does, lots of good spots along the ramparts and the port to watch them too.

      April 8, 2014
  19. Gorgeous shots – hope you were enjoying a sundowner whilst watching the sun slip away!

    April 8, 2014
    • We spent most of the time rushing about getting photos, but were back on the roof terrace with a glass of wine as soon as the sun disappeared!

      April 8, 2014
  20. Jen #

    Beautiful photos Lucy. It looks like an amazing place!

    April 8, 2014
    • Thanks Jen, yes it was such a gorgeous spot!

      April 9, 2014

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