Montpellier is the capital of the Languedoc-Roussillon region as well as the Hérault department in southern France. Located on the south coast of France on the Mediterranean Sea, it is the third-largest French city on the Mediterranean coast after Marseille and Nice. Montpellier is located at 170 km/106 mi from Marseille, 242 km/150 mi from Toulouse and at a distance of 748 km/465 mi from the capital of France, Paris.
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Surfing in Praia da Foz do Arelho, Peniche, Lisbon and Coast Portugal
If you are into day trips, you will love this amazing surfing destination. Praia da Foz do Arelho is a public beach that can also be accessed by a 4×4 vehicle, on your way to Caldas da Rainha.
The surf break is not so often, but when it is, it gives very good waves appropriate for all levels of surfers. The wave type is beach-break and waves have very good right and left direction. The quality is normal and waves can be fast and powerful.
When the conditions are right, the wind blows from its optimum east direction and the swell comes from the west, making the place really great. The swell usually starts working at 1 – 1.5 m/3 – 5 ft and holds up to 5 m/16 ft and over!
The atmosphere there is very good and the locals are very friendly. Weekly, you find only a few surfers, so you have the beach almost entirely for you, but at weekends it gets crowded. Generally, it is a very good spot that is worth a visit!!!