Peniche Things to Do
Surrounded by the deep blue Atlantic Ocean, there is no place quite like Portugal. Within it’s borders you’ll find the famous city Peniche which is simply steeped with historic memories, traditions and culture. When you visit, here are six things to do in Peniche Portugal to make it a vivid time of discovery and wonder.
Peniche is one of Portugal’s largest fishing towns, so before you sit down to a lovely meal of fish, stop by the Fisherman’s Wharf and observe some of the fishermen hard at work.
The water in Portugal may be a little cold, but that’s no good reason not to grab your surf board or body board and hit the waves like many people choose to do on these beautiful beaches come summertime.
At Cabo Carvoeiro a rocky promontory enters the sea for almost 4 km creating dramatic views and landscapes. This is also a good observation point for the Berlengas archipelago and the coast, and a privileged destination for sport fishers.
Peniche is the usual and best starting point to a trip to Berlengas. The biggest and most popular boat to take there is the popular “Cabo Avelar Pessoa” and must be booked in advance.
Fort of Peniche
One visitor says of Fort of Peniche that it was once a prison for opponents to the dictatorship, but has since been transformed into a monument to freedom. With the bustle of free men easily heard right outside the walls, a tourist can take a moment to think about what it must have been like to be confined in such a place.
There are many beautiful old churches to explore in Peniche. Church of our Lady Conceicao has a high bell tower and beautiful old tiled roofs, the church San Pedro was built at the end of the 16th Century, and the Church of Misericordia sports a beautiful clock tower.
Editor’s note: The information on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about things to do in Peniche, Portugal.