10 Things to Do in Baleal That You Shouldn't Miss

January 18, 2018 Toi Mattera

Discover the best top things to do in Baleal, Portugal including Drop Surf Center, Foz do Arelho Beach, Praia Foz do Arelho, Peniche Surf Camp, Baleal Beach, Cabo Carvoeiro, Alex Surf School, Baleal Cocktail, Yoga Center Peniche, Fortaleza de Peniche, Portugal.
Restaurants in Baleal

1. Drop Surf Center

Avenida do Mar, Baleal, Peniche 2520-050, Portugal
Excellent
94%
Good
6%
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5 based on 116 reviews

Drop Surf Center

A well established surf school offering 2 classes everyday ( around 10h30 & 16h00 - depending on the tides) with qualified instructors. Classes are small and focused providing tuition for beginner, intermediate and advanced level surfers. Equipment rental and accommodation is also available.

Reviewed By Antonia S

If you are an "intermediate" surfer it can be hard to find the right place to go to get classes you really benefit from.
In contrast to the other plentiful surf schools in the Peniche region -which mostly resemble factory farming- the atmosphere at the Drop Surf Center is familiar without lack of professionalism.
Working on turns/cut backs/floaters, simply your posture, improving paddling techniques or understanding the different surf spots and their breaking zones/channels everything in theory on the land as well as in the water using video analysis and the constantly attentive eyes of Nelson made me really improve my Surfing!
Depending on the conditions you can be sure to surf in the best spot there is for that exact day and the things you want to learn. He constantly motivates you to take more waves, work on yourself and believe in your own strength -not the sitting around behind the waves like in the other "advanced" classes you see a lot. At the same time it's really fun being in the water together.
The all in all really small groups were well selected so that no one remains behind his or her potential. I had so much "standing time" -the only possibility to really start getting better once you left the white water- and I am glad to have surfed so many nice waves.
I am really happy that I dropped in the other day and got to know Nelson as well as the rest of the friendly team. It really enriched my time in Baleal.
I am sure I will come back to the Peniche region -and one of the reasons is that I know how quickly I can improve my Surfing with a couple of lessons at Drop.

2. Foz do Arelho Beach

Foz do Arelho 2500, Portugal
Excellent
60%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
5%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 250 reviews

Foz do Arelho Beach

Reviewed By Nicky P - Bristol, United Kingdom

Stunning, very natural, not over taken by the usual sun beds restaurants. Very friendly people good English speaking, clean, can be windy, and can be hilly, depending where you stay, we were at the far end of Foz, supermarket was 30 min walk, a car not essential as taxi was easily obtained.

3. Praia Foz do Arelho

Avenida do Mar, Caldas da Rainha, Portugal
Excellent
53%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
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1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 465 reviews

Praia Foz do Arelho

Reviewed By Ies K - Caldas da Rainha, Portugal

Beautiful beach for young and old. Ocean side or Lagoon side, you choose. The lagoon side is safe for kids and the ocean side is heavy and challenging

4. Peniche Surf Camp

Avenida do Mar 162 | Ferrel, Baleal, Peniche 2520-050, Portugal
Excellent
79%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
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1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 192 reviews

Peniche Surf Camp

All year surf camp with surf school on the best and most consistent surf spot in Portugal.

Reviewed By Hac007 - Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom

Our daughter went Surfing today was given wet suit and had a private one to one lesson with Andre .He was excellent she said best she's had explained so much more then any other Surfing schools she's had in past .she had a lovely time Thank you Andre and Surfing school

5. Baleal Beach

Avenida da Praia, Peniche 2520-559, Portugal
Excellent
62%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
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4.5 based on 623 reviews

Baleal Beach

Reviewed By ashlee207 - Vancouver, Canada

Was in Portugal for 3 weeks this summer. I love this beach!!!!! It's spacious and beautiful!!!! Parking gets busy as the day goes on but you can normally get parking at least on the street. The beach can get busy but not overcrowded. The tide can come up so be careful if you set up close to the water.

6. Cabo Carvoeiro

Rua Ilha de Peniche, Peniche 2520-618, Portugal +351 262 789 571
Excellent
56%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
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1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 536 reviews

Cabo Carvoeiro

Reviewed By marcopolo111 - Cleveland, Oh

This is a few min drive from Peniche, a coastal road driving next to the coast sculpted by the sea and wind. There are not many spots open but several closed and in ruin fishing houses and, at the end a light house. Although there is no much to do a ride with a few stops is worthwhile.

7. Alex Surf School

Avenida do Mar 61 | B, Baleal, Peniche 2520-050, Portugal
Excellent
83%
Good
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5 based on 45 reviews

Alex Surf School

Reviewed By Arthur R - Macaé

Alex is an awesome person, I highly recommend Alex surf classes. His staff is very kind and polite. Alex has everything somebody need, Hostel, Surf school, Surf Store, and the best... his backyard is the ocean in Baleal - Peniche. He can easily adjust surf lessons for people to all ages, from kinds to old school, from beginners to intermediary and advanced surfers, this because Alex surfs in Peniche for more than 20 years. Well everything is perfect, organized and tidy. You will feel like home in Alexsurcschool.

8. Baleal Cocktail

Avenida Do Mar - Casais Do Baleal, Baleal, Peniche 2520, Portugal
Excellent
73%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
6%
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4.5 based on 33 reviews

Baleal Cocktail

Baleal Cocktail is the place where Gil welcomes anyone ready to share a moment of conviviality and celebration. The Bar, authentic and cosmopolitan attracts all nationalities, all ages (18+), ready to spend a moment of complicity in the greater simplicity. A simplicity stimulating “get-togethers” and friendships

Reviewed By Candidq N - London, United Kingdom

I always feel so welcome in this bar. Gil the owner is amazing as he know how to make u feel welcome and part of the family.
The music is always top, great vibe best place to meet new people and have a good beer or cocktail.
In hot days you have a outside lounge where u can chill.
A place not to be miss

9. Yoga Center Peniche

Avenida do Mar | 170-m, Baleal, Peniche Ferrel, Portugal +351 961 410 293
Excellent
93%
Good
7%
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5 based on 13 reviews

Yoga Center Peniche

A yoga center offering guidance Hatha and Ashtanga practices.Also offering massage, Ayurvedic, Thai and Indian Head massage and the following therapies:ReikiReflexologyAccupunctureAll welcome - Namaste

Reviewed By JCambridge - Cambridge, United Kingdom

Had only ever done a couple online yoga classes so am a complete novice, class was full but instructor tentative to individuals needs/restrictions.
Class was 1 hour 20 mins which flew by, always thought a yoga class would bore me but this was just what i needed to destress from my Surfing and general overactive mind!
€12 class would defo recommend a class or 2 if in baleal for a Surfing hol.

Campo da Republica, Peniche 2520-607, Portugal +351 262 780 116
Excellent
29%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 368 reviews

Fortaleza de Peniche, Portugal

Reviewed By TimHJ - London, United Kingdom

We visited the fort one evening before dinner. We didn't have time for the museum (in fact I am not sure it was even open) but just wandering around the building itself (which it seemed we could do free of charge) was enjoyable and atmospheric. The thickness of the walls up on the ramparts is truly something to behold!

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