Peniche has some spectacular beaches and is known as a surfer’s paradise. The sand is generally firm near the water, and there can be crashing surf depending on the season & conditions. Some favorite beach running sections: [Note: Praia=Beach]
Northside Beaches. Several contiguous beaches extending on the north side for up to 6.3 km. Starting from Peniche de Cima, continue north to Praia do Baleal, to Praia Lagide. There’s a nice little 1 km loop of the Baleal, with views to the Vestígios do Forte. Fairly firm near the water (situational).
North of Baleal Beach. Some 15+ km of continuous beach running from Baleal Beach north to Praia da Foz do Arelho. Combine with some coastal bluffs above the beach
Praia da Consolação/Praia dos Supertubos. This beach on the southern side of Peniche runs for ~ 3 km (2 miles), and is very popular with sunbathers and surfers. Sand is generally soft, can be firm near the water. Situational.
Add-Ons: Our Peniche Seaside loop is adjacent to the northside beaches.