Peniche and the sea are inextricably linked. Situated on a peninsula with one of the largest traditional fishing ports in Portugal and a large Atlantic center for maritime-tourist activities, the city of Peniche is known for its nature tourism and for being embraced by several beaches with options for bathers, surfers, among others.
The marina is one of the attractions of the place, but if you leave PenichePraia, and until you get there, don't forget to pass at the points that will be closest to you. Such as the Igreja dos Remédios and its viewpoint towards Berlengas; Cabo Carvoeiro with one of the westernmost lighthouses in the country; some of the most well-known caves, which you find on the way to the beaches of Carreiro dos Joannes and Porto da Areia Sul, to pass in the most picturesque neighborhood of the city - Alto da Vela - and visit the Fort of Peniche. If you continue to Peniche de Cima beach, don't forget to stop at Papôa or from Peniche de Cima beach to take a walk by the sea to Baleal.
If you are energized, rent one of our bikes or ask at reception to help you rent equipment for any water sport you like.
You can visit the Fort of São João Baptista, which dates from 1656, visit the caves, go canoeing, book scuba lessons or sunbathe on the small beach on the island.
It is best to prepare a day for each of your favorite options.
To sweeten the meal or please some family members on their return home, opt for the typical Peniche sweets (“S's” or Pastéis de Peniche).