Famous for its excellent oysters, Oualidia sits above a fine lagoon beach protected from the Atlantic Surf by a barrier of little islands, which makes it the calmest beach along this stretch of coast. Little more than a village it was named after the Saadian Sultan El Oualid who built a Kasbah there to protect himself from the Portuguese in El Jadida. Oualidia is a great place to relax for a few days and try some fresh fish and shell fish. You can also visit the oyster banks at Parc Ostreole north of the town. A birdwatching paradise the salt marshes provide excellent breeding grounds for numerous species including flamingoes.