Some of the beaches are the Naylat beach, 20 kilometers further north, or the beach of Foum el-Oued that is situated at the same distance away on the south coast.
Dakhla is located in the Western part of Sahara and is under Moroccan control. The city itself has been established on a narrow peninsula of the Atlantic coast. It was by the Spanish in 1844 and Dakhla was known as Villa Cisneros.
Dakhla is deep in the south as Laayoune is 550 kilometers away and Agadir is at 1000 kilometers away. The distance is worth it when you get to this lovely seacoast city that is closer to the Mauritanian border than any other major Moroccan city. The city has undergone serious reconstructions and there are lovely new buildings mixed with traditional architecture.
If you are seeking an adventurous yet care-free excursion in Morocco, you should definitely visit Dakhla. There is a unique charm hidden in the 40 kilometer coastline stretching outside the city.