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Baleal Beach, Peniche
(4.5/5 based on 460 reviews on the web)
Once a major site of medieval Portugal's whaling industry, Baleal Beach today is a popular beach and surfing destination. Technically an island, the area is connected to the mainland via a thin, raised strip of sand. Explore the beaches to lounge in the sun or go for a dip in the calmer waters. You'll find that surfers frequent the shoreline, as varying land and rock formations mean that the area also boasts more advanced waves. You can brush up on your surfing skills or learn new ones at one of the surf schools nearby. Don't miss seeing the ruins of a former fortress from the Napoleonic occupation of the country. Put Baleal Beach into our Peniche travel itinerary planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Site with a unique landscape. A getaway from the routine, for those who live in the city. The visit and dream
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  • Good beach for those who want to enjoy a few days of surfing and a stay to the seaside. Coming back again.
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  • Wild like everything else around here! Huge beach in length and width but exploited only by surfers! Not yet suitable for any other type of tourism and perhaps never will be and it could be that this is a good thing!
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