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Peniche is, just like Ericeira, a surfers heaven. Because of the way the coast is formed, there is always a spot to surf with every swell and wind direction, for all levels. Countless spots, both reef and beachbreaks. Our favorite is Cantinho da Baia, on the left side of the big bay between Peniche and Baleal. Cantinho da Baia in Peniche is a consistent beachbreak that is perfect for beginners and intermediate surfers. Because the beach is curved, the waves differ in size depending on the direction of the swell.

Works best with

Wind from the east, north and north-east and swell from the (north or south)west at all tides.


Can be pretty crowded, especially in summertime.

Information & board rental

In all of Peniche there are several places to rent a board. The Rip Curl store is closest to this spot, next to the carpark. Read everything about the differences between Ericeira and Peniche in our blog.