Peniche, Portugal

Peniche, Portugal

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Peniche Portugal

Peniche, a coastal city in the central region of Portugal, is full of culture, traditions and natural resources. The town is partly surrounded by the wall of the sixteenth century. On the south side by the sea, you can see the fortress called Fort Peniche Square (Praça-forte Peniche) of the sixteenth century, used as a prison during the regime of Salazar. It became famous for the escape of the communist leader Alvaro Cunhal. Peniche is home to magnificent beaches, the most beautiful are Baleal Beach, and Playa Playa Medão Gambôa. Peniche is known internationally for the exceptional conditions are given for water sports like surfing, body boarding and snorkeling. Supertubos Beach hosts numerous international events related to these modalities. Peniche has a lot to offer, interesting places to visit, activities to do during almost all year, and it is also a nice place to enjoy a few deserved days off.
Recommended airport
Lisboa Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS)
Nearby destinations
  • Caldas da Rainha a 21.95 km
  • Obidos a 19.30 km
  • Alcobaca a 40.96 km