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01.08.2022 • 14.08.2022
Definitely one of the enchanting and unique costal destinations of Center of Portugal, the fishing town of Peniche is a world acclaimed surf spot. A colourful town embraced by the Atlantic that welcomes its visitors with warm-hearted hospitality!
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48 hours in Peniche
Definitely one of the enchanting and unique costal destinations of Center of Portugal, the fishing city of Peniche is a world acclaimed surf spot, but also an inviting destination for families or solo travellers, as well as bird-watching and geology fans. A colourful town embraced by the Atlantic that welcomes its visitors with mouth-watering tables and warm-hearted hospitality!
The colourful coastal city of Peniche has great hotels, cool accommodations for surfers, couples and families, that suit all tastes and budgets. Amazing comfy spots with dazzling views over the Atlantic, where you will feel at home!
Taste of the sea
Local gastronomy in Peniche is deeply influenced by the sea and by the abundance of fish. There are many restaurants located in Peniche, in nearby Baleal beach or in Berlenga, where travellers can taste the very best regional specialities. Fish is by all means the all-mighty king of every table in Peniche!
Located opposite to Peniche, the Archipelago consists of 3 groups of small islands: Berlenga Grande (the only inhabited one, that can be visited by boat from Peniche) and the nearby reefs, Estelas and Farilhões-Forcadas; their geological nature is different from that of the Portuguese coast.
The Portuguese writer Raúl Brandão (1867 - 1930) once said that "Baleal is the most beautiful beach of the Portuguese land".
Certainly one of the most fascinating spots of Peniche, Visconde quarter is a colourful landmark of this astonishing coastal city. Its history is as captivating as its uniqueness. A place of authentic people, blessed by the sun and embraced by the Atlantic. The best view in town !
A special tribute to the ladies and the men who spend their days patiently weaving the huge fishing nets in Peniche. This hard job is still little known both among Portuguese and foreigners.