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 visit planning tool and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Beautiful beach and place with houses of Baleal by half. We had a day of strong waves, and the place was full of surfers. The landscape is to watch without getting tired.
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  • The best beach in the West and I think everything is said about the ratings. A negative point for parking, but what is the beach that is very good, not in Summer chria?
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  • A beach very good to have a good time, on the day we went was a little wind but still was very well ...
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