Welcome to Baleal

Baleal beach is miles and miles of golden sand stretching as far as the eye can see. Located on Portugal's Silver Coast this surfing mecca is transforming into a fully fledged beach resort on Portugal's Silver Coast. With relaxed beach bars nestled in the sand dunes overlooking the waves and the stunning sunsets that charactise this part of Portugal, Baleal continues to attract surfers from all around the world and more recently is atracting families and beach lovers keen to escape the over crowded beaches elsewhere in Europe. 

It was not long ago that Baleal was a quite beach stop on the road to Peniche but word spreads and news of the miles of golden sand, great surf and stunning sunsets has enticed more and more vistors each year. Miles of golden sand beach stretch along the coast to Baleal island and then continues in a huge bay round to Peniche. At Baleal relaxed beach bars and surf schools are dotted along the sand dunes overlooking the expanse of beach in front. A causeway allows you to drive over to the ‘island’ although it is very rare that the ocean actually crosses it now. In summer the beach is lifeguarded and there will always be a stretch of beach on one side of the causeway or the other that is calm for paddling.

For many the draw to Baleal and Peniche is the surfing and people come from all over the world to surf the waves on the Silver Coast. The Moche Ripcurl Pro Portugal competition brings the world best surfers to compete at Super Tubos and neighbouring beaches. If you are here during the competition, usually end of October, it is well worth going down to watch.

Baleal is host to the new Portugal dining revolution where traditional flavours are combining with stylish settings and interesting menu options. Here are our recomendations for great restaurants to visit in Baleal

Run by the ever-welcoming Christian, 3House is situated right on the beach at Baleal (the first beach bar as you enter the car park). With great views over the beach, 3House is a lovely spot to enjoy lunch, a drink or a hearty breakfast before a day’s surf. Offering simple but good food such as burgers, pizza, omelettes, smoothies etc

Located at Baleal

Sushi Fish
Sushi Fish is up there with the best sushi restaurants you are going to find. Excellent quality and delicous sushi prepared in front of you as you would expect, by professional sushi chefs. Traditional sushi and some with a local twist we eat here reguarly and definitley recomend it. The wine selection is really good too. It isn't cheap (especially if you over-order, it all looks so good!) but is a great choice for a special night out. 
Sushi Fish gets busy so book ahead to make sure you have a table 
You can book a table online here

Traditional Brazilian restaurant, very popular with the locals and for meat lovers. Get into the mood and start your meal with a caiparinha. We recommend ‘Nachos’, tender steak cooked yourself on a hot stone at your table or ‘espadarte’, meat kebabs. Open every day except Wednesday.

Tel : (00351) 262 758 064
Located at Baleal

There is so much you can see and do, great restaurants to visit and towns to explore.

The beaches on Portugal’s Silver Coast are fast becoming a mecca for surfers from all over the world and host the annual Rip Curl Pro Portugal Championship. Whether your a total novice or quietly confident why not polish your skills on a surf board with surf lessons from our friends at Peniche surfcamp?

Surf lessons are a great idea for a fun family day out, or if you are a family with kids / teenagers that need entertaining. For prices and details click here 

Baleal is located around 1 hour north of Lisbon.

Nearest Airport: Lisbon Humberto Delgado Airport. 1hr 5 minutes

We can provide transfers to and from Lisbon airport. We can also arrange car hire with your car delivered to your accomodation. Find out more here.

Getting here

We recomend that guests have a car so they can fully explore the area and also to reach all the beaches in the vicinity. 

Nearest Towns:

Obidos, 35 minute drive

Caldas da Rainha, 45 minute drive

Peniche, 5 minute drive

Nearest Supermarket:

There is a large supermarket at the entrance to Peniche. There is also a good smaller supermarket in Baleal.

The Silver Coast is a beautiful unspoilt stretch of coastline, stretching from Ericeira just north of Lisbon to Figueira da Foz, south of Porto, so called because the Atlantic Ocean turns to silver as the sun sets. The rolling countryside, medieval towns and easy access to Lisbon, one of Europe’s great capital cities, make the Silver Coast.

You could easily cope without a hire car during your stay in Baleal as most is within walking distance, but if you did you would be missing out on exploring so much of what they area has to offer. 

Within a 30 minute drive of Baleal you could be exploring the medieval town of Obidos, choosing fresh fruit and vegetables and the colourful daily market at Praca da Fruta in Caldas da Rainha, or sailing or windsurfing on Obidos Lagoon. 

There is so much you can see and do, great restaurants to visit and towns to explore.

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