There isn’t much information online about Tamaris II except a few testimonials from travelers and some ads for renting or buying property there. (Just a short drive away from Casablanca! Right on the beach! And cheap!)
My friend Nicole and I were taking a long walk along the beach around Dar Bouazza when we came across this post-apocalyptic scene. The bungalows are perched thirty feet from the beach on a little cliff which, as it turns out, was not all that sturdy. From the look of those little houses still standing, it seems that the cliff is not the only thing that’s not sturdy.
What’s really surprising about this little ghost town is that anyone still stays there. I say “stay” instead of “live” because it’s originally a camping ground. There is no electricity, no running water although there must have been at some point because from the beach you can see some exposed pipes.
Many of the houses facing the ocean are condemned, and covered in white tarp, but among the inside bungalows, a few look lived-in and even…cute.
It seems that Tamaris II must have been quite the well-equipped vacation town/camping ground when it was built, during the protectorate according to the attendant in the parking lot a few yards away.
Today it looks like someplace straight out of a Stephen King novel, and is by far one of the coolest things I’ve seen this year.