NORTE DE PORTUGAL
The Peniche coast belongs to the West region and integrates the city of Peniche but also different villages, beaches and islands that have an unusual beauty.
There are several obligatory things to do on the Peniche Coast and of course one of them is to visit the magnificent beaches. All of them deserve to be seen, whether for water sports, or even just to get some sun and relax. Some of the best beaches are Cova de Alfarroba, Gambôa, Lagido, Supertubos, Consolação, and Molhe Leste.
It has a considerable historical heritage, with many churches and hermitages, being the Fort of Peniche an unforgettable point in the history of the city. Around Peniche visitors will find emblematic places, such as the seaside resort of Baleal and the imposing Cape Carvoeiro Lighthouse.
Baleal that once was an island, is one of the most extraordinary places on the Peniche coast. Surfers, bodyboarders and windsurfers have almost alwayS waves here to have fun.
Peniche is a small fishing village with incredible waves, but also with an incredible place not to be missed, the Berlengas islands. The archipelago is a natural reserve, with a colony of sea parrots and a rich marine life. You can explore the islands by foot or by boat, and get along with the marine life and those that live in the islands, always having animals companionship!
You can also visit the Sportagua (water park), the fortress of Peniche and the various churches, the Cape Carvoeiro Lighthouse, the Peniche Wall and the Furninha Cave.
You can’t miss the opportunity to eat the "Caldeirada de Peniche", one of the most famous dishes. The people of Peniche have always been dedicated to fishing, so fish and seafood dishes predominantly dominate their gastronomy.