Rua JosÃ© JÃºlio 12, Atouguia da Baleia, Peniche, 2525-325, Portugal
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Nossa Senhora da Ajuda
Santa Cruz - front
on the way to the cape
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Baleal Surf Camp
Baleal Surf Camp is located on the best learning spot in the Peniche region and is the leading surf camp in Portugal. Beginners and advanced surfers are sure to spend a fantastic surfing holiday at Europe’s most consistent Surf Zone and can choose from the many surfspots in the area. Our Surf Equipment includes over 80 surf boards at your disposal, in sizes varying between 5’6’’ and 9´2´´. We stock various brands such as BIC and NSP, i.e., reinforced plastic boards and epoxy boards, in addition to conventional fiberglass and epoxy surf boards. Thus, we can make shortboards, malibus, and longboards available to you in various sizes and thicknesses, and therefore, you will easily be able to find a board that suits your level of skill.
Baleal Surf Camp is sponsored by Quiksilver, and you can have a warm and flexible 3/2 or 4/3 wetsuit available, either in summer or winter, in order that you can surf in comfort. If you're booking a weekly package with us please check our promo with Quiksilver wet suits.
driving around the rocky side roads nr the Cape
Driving around the Cape i noticed some rock fence farmlets with almost ramshackle houses on them but they made for interesting photos of living abodes with character - people set apart on their bits of land resisting the nearby residential development. But their bits were the prime close to the sea view bits!
From the Cabo Carvoeiro to the Praia do Porto de Aveiro Norte you will see a fantastic coastline with various viewpoints with spectacular rock formations. Watch the waves crashing against the rocks and sometimes the spray reaches very high.
Beware of the warning signs though. This stretch of coastline is dangerous if you get too close and the rocks can suddenly crack and slip into the sea. There are some memorials of people that died.
Welcome to Peniche
We came to Peniche on a day trip from Nazaré. We anticipated a small village and were surprised to see this town and its rugged coast. There are also sandy beaches not far from the town center.
Peniche is famous for its sardine fishing industry. You can buy sardine tins from Peniche in Switzerland. Apparently, the sardines are healthy to eat and they are not overfished and the traditional way of fishing them doesn't destroy the seafloor.
If you have half a day, you can walk around the peninsula. We did that and enjoyed it a lot. It's only 8 kilometers. Well, I must admit it became a bit tedious in the end without sidewalk and no shade, but it was well worth it. The coastline is just spectacular!
The nice fishermen village: surfing, fort, museums, fishing, grilled fresh fish...
And walking here - be careful!! The shower you didn't order - it's ocean wave)))
"Cats in the port"
They look fat and satisfied))) At least I saw how seagul stole their fish and they even paid no any attention to this crime)))
"In the fort"
Under this cage the gates to the ocean in the rock, like Boca da Inferno, but less promoted. While the wave is entering the gate it creats the effect like in famouse Marylin Monroe pic))) But please, don't t repeate her immortal pose on the cage - it's too old and looks fragile)))