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. PutBaleal 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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  • One of the best beaches in Portugal, also great local cuisines, bars, and nightlife. Young crowd, lots of fun 
    One of the best beaches in Portugal, also great local cuisines, bars, and nightlife. Young crowd, lots of fun  more »
  • Just another beach amonst a sea of beaches, does have good access to everything, water, bathrooms, etc 
    Just another beach amonst a sea of beaches, does have good access to everything, water, bathrooms, etc  more »
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  • Unique place , in the summer totally overrun and crazy overpriced, 1.5 Million € for a small house to give you an idea
  • Really nice place of historical geologic importance. Nice beaches and people.

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