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Baleal Beach, Peniche
(4.5/5 based on 440+ 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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  • I thought it was a beach with some ondelacao but tbem could be for being November. I've never seen a road and a beach on each side found super funny I recommend go to the end of the day I found beautiful Dem a ride on foot by the houses are beautiful and baleal see sea all around!
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  • Lovely natural beach area. Gets very busy during the high season but the beach and views are well worth it. 
  • The location is fantastic. The framework is unique. Beach beautiful. Waves and not very nice for those who like calm sea.
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