Excellent Location

Peniche is the best location for surfing in Portugal and one of the best locations in Europe; the waves are constant and its countless beaches are versatile, perfectly suited to surfers of every level of ability.

Our exact location is Cova de Alfarroba beach in the middle of Peniche-Baleal bay. The facilities at SPECIAL SURF 78, just a few metres from the beach, offers changing rooms, showers, and lockers, so your surf experience is as accessible and comfortable as possible.

Along this stretch of beach, there are small waves that are perfect for beginners, alongside bigger stronger waves suited to more experienced surfers. That means we can select the best location for our students' different levels of ability, hugely improving the quality of our surfing lessons. That's why we affectionately call this beach “the bay of dreams”.

The beach is sandy, flat, and very long, and there are no rocks, reducing the risk of accidents

Getting here from the airport…

By Car

1. Lisbon Airport
Alameda das Comunidades Portuguesas, 1700-111 Lisbon

2. Take the E1 from Av. de Berlim
2 min (750 m)

3. Take the A8 for the IP6 at Óbidos. Take exit 14 on the A8
44 min (75.4 km)

4. Continue on the IP6. Head towards Travessa do Salva Vidas in Peniche
15 min (20,0 km)

5. Special Surf 78 School
Hotel Star inn Peniche, beach avenue, baleal, 2520-206 Peniche


Bus route

You can get to Peniche in 1h30 from Lisbon with two different coach companies. One leaves from Campo Grande Terminal (Campo Grande metro station), the other leaves from Sete Rios (Jardim Zoológico metro station).

Both terminals are just 10 minutes away by taxi, but you can also take the metro. A small bus connects the Airport and Sete Rios station every 40 minutes (approximately). Once you arrive at Peniche bus station, you can take a 5-minute drive or taxi ride do Special Surf 78 surf school at Star Inn Peniche.