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Western Sahara - DESTINATIONS & HOTELS

Lagouira

Lagouira, a tiny village on the Atlantic coast, is located at the extreme south of the Sahara, sharing a border with Mauritania, and has one of the most beautiful beaches on the Atlantic Coast.

 You can stay on this side of the peninsula and find some lovely sandy beaches that are perfect for sunbathing and relaxing. Walking along the coast is another way to see the area, and it is a short distance to the shore if you head south from Lagouira.

If you want to spend some time in a larger city, Nouadhibou is only a short drive away from Lagouira  There are more options for shopping and dining, and Port Artisanal worth taking a stroll through to see the fishing boats. You'll get some interesting photos of the coast where the world's most massive ship graveyard is found. Hundreds of abandoned ships can be sighted from the shore.

Charter a boat to the mainland or take the land route through Mauritania to get to Banc d'Arguin National Park coastal park, but it is so close to Lagouira that it deserves mention. 

The park is best known for the diverse population of water birds that live along the shore, so this is the place to go if you enjoy bird-spotting. Local fishermen are at work here, watch them cast their nets from small wooden boats. It's just another way to pass the time. As for scenery, most of the park is sandy beaches, with long stretches of grassy wetlands further inland.