The port, situated inside the medina in Essaouira, is a hub of activity all day long. But in the early evening, the boats come in, the fish is unloaded, and men begin to make preparations for going out again the next day. Families stroll through to buy fish for dinner and restaurants stock up with the freshest catch. I enjoyed looking at the different kinds of fish and eel that are sold.
Be sure to stop at the stands grilling fish just before going through the gate to the port for some fresh fish of your own. And don't forget to be adventurous. Try something you've never had before!