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Peniche is an ideal tourist destination with a treasure of spectacular natural features adorning the town and authentic Portuguese gastronomic delights. Peniche in Portugal is a small town where fishing is widely practiced.

Attractions in Peniche:
  • Fishing remains a popular activity in the city. The common catches found in the town include tuna, cray fish and sardine that has earned it a reputation of being an excellent fishing destination.
  • Peniche sits on a peninsula that is bordered with cliffs. Interesting geological formations can be witnessed in Peniche. Some remarkable sea caves easily attracts the attention of the visitors, particularly on the cape of Cabo Carvoeiro, that lies towards the west. The Berlengas islands are also visible from here.
  • Located quite close to Peniche, is the popular beech, Baleal. The beach of Baleal provides apt conditions for water sports like surfing. The northern part of Peniche possesses yet another spectacular beach, Foz do Arelho with calm waters.

  • Diving can also be done from the largest island of Peniche. Also remarkable is the adjoining cliff and a rich reserve of sea birds of the largest island. Furado Grandem which is a sea tunnel open up a landscape strewn with queer rock structures.

  • Sao Joao Baptista Fort dating back to the seventeenth century is also a popular tourist attraction. A fortress belonging to the sixteenth century is perhaps the most fascinating attraction found in Peniche, that now functions as a museum. The Misericordia Church adorning the main square of Peniche is also flocked by the tourists.
Accommodation in Peniche:
Good accommodations are available in Peniche. Some hotel choices would include Sol Peniche, Hotel Da Praia Notre, Hotel Marazul, Atlantico Golfe Hotel and Villa Berlenge.

Around Peniche, located nearby , tourists can also find other places to visit like Obidos, Batalha and the capital city of Lisbon.

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