Taghazout is a small fishing village 12 miles north of the city of Agadir in the south west of Morocco. The inhabitants are mostly of Berber origin. Fishing, tourism, and the production of Argan oil (Argan oil is a plant oil produced from the kernels of the argan tree (Argania spinosa L.) being the main source of income. The developing tourism industry promises to increase the wealth of the area.
There are several beaches north of Agadir, which all offer a good alternative to the local beach in town. The setting of these beaches can be most attractive, with mountains on all sides, yet with a wide and clean beach with all necessary amenities. The largest and popular are: Tamawanza (12 km), Aitswal Beach, Imouran (17 km),Taghazout beach (19 km), Du lkhmiss 20, Bouyirdn (21 km), Timzguida allal (22 km), Imiouadar (27 km), Aghroud (30 km)
There are several cafes and snack bars on the main road. At the foot of the lanes leading to the beach, the cafe at L’Auberge is a funky hangout serving Moroccan and international food, including recommended fruit juices and Moroccan chicken stew.