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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  • August 19, 2017
    Praia do baleal has a fantastic environment. Sprinkled on your extension by surfers from all over the world, is ideal place to enjoy an initiation to the practice of surfing. A little windy, but I believe that it won't always be like this. The water is cold, as is characteristic on the Atlantic coast. Depends on the purpose of the holiday, but we like a lot.
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  • August 18, 2017
    The beach is located north of peniche, protected from the North-East and with great sexy surfer. Ample parking and beach bars. Blue flag.
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  • August 17, 2017
    A little windy. But for the zone in question until it's not bad. Has plus and minus wavy areas, allowing for the practice of surf and sunbathe in the calmissimos on the right. It has a beach bar where they serve meals that were so good.
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