I will begin this series of photos on seaside activity in Morocco with a photo that shows a dog who is not very active. He has found a nice spot for a nap, with an ocean breeze and shade from the clothes on the line. This photo was taken in the Anfa area of Casablanca, shown in more photos below. These photos show the real Morocco as this is not a tourist location but is a special place where locals go and enjoy the day.
Friends and families gather for a picnic on the beach next to an old seaside village along the Atlantic coast in the Anfa area on the south side of Casablanca. Our guide explained that women come here because it historically was regarded as a place to help with fertility. The location of this village on a rocky point reached by walking across a low sandy flat made this sort of like a Moroccan version of Mont St. Michelle.
Almost all of Casablanca is a modern city built in the 20th century, with the exception of the old medina district downtown near the port and this seaside village, which is several hundred years old. The Anfa district includes some very nice homes on the hills with views of the ocean. Churchill and Roosevelt met in Anfa during World War II. The Germans had broken the Allied code and know that they would be meeting in Casablanca, but thought the reference was to the White House, rather than Morocco.
This family on the beach allowed me to photograph them. The boy was a little shy at first, but enjoyed seeing his photo. It was great to see three generations of the daughter, mom and grandma together. The family invited me to sit down and have tea with them.
Here is the food that the family brought for their picnic. Tea, hard-boiled eggs and some bread were popular items for beach food.
Someone must have made lots of trips to the beach in this old motorcycle. It is such a vintage photo.