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Baleal Beach, Peniche

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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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  • Nice spot for beginners and advanced. Good vibe going on. Sometimes a bit crouded, but that's normal with these waves  more »
  • Super place for surfing, walking, running! Very beautiful view and restaurants, surf school around. I can just recommand this place.  more »
  • Been coming to this beach for 6 years,LOVE it! Great for surfing,paddling numerous bars and restaurants ,  more »