10 best things to do in Peniche

Peniche is a fishing town that offers many activities from surfing to history and boat trips. Here are our 10 top things to do in Peniche.

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How to get to Peniche?

  • From Lisbon
  • From Porto

When to visit Peniche?

Peniche is best to visit in the summer but you can also visit in 

Where to stay in Peniche?

  • Hostel
  • Surf camp
  • Hotel

1. Explore Peniche Fortress

  • Historic fortress 16th century
  • 20th century: jail for political prisoners under Salazar dictactorship
  • Now: National Museum of Resistance and Freedom
 

1h visit. Opening times: 9am-5pm (Monday-Saturday)

Visit museum website

2. Walk up the Carvoeiro Lighthouse

  • Cape Carvoeiro: limestone cliffs, view over the Atlantic
  • Lighthouse: 27m high, one of the oldest Portuguese lighthouses still working
  • Pedra da Nau
 

How to get there: drive 3,5km from Peniche or bus (30 min, cost: 1,40€)

3. Take a boat trip to Berlengas

  • Listed since 2011 as UNESCO’s World Biosphere Reserve
  • Carreiro do Mosteiro beach
  • Hiking trails (4km)
  • Duque de Bragança lighthouse
  • Fort of São João Baptista das Berlengas
 

Price: 20€ per person. Boat duration: 40min.

Link to Boat Tour Website

4. Learn to surf at Baleal Beach

Peniche is the perfect place to learn surf with its variety of spots for beginners and intermediate surfers.

  • Beginner class
  • Intermediate class
  • Rent a board
 

We offer Surf Classes for all levels (LINK)

5. Try local seafood

Peniche is a fishing town, which means you can find delicious and fresh seafood in almost every local restaurant!

Dishes: grilled sardines, octopus, prawns, clams

Where: 

  • Restaurant 1 (link) Price €
  • Restaurant 2 (link) Price €€
  • Restaurant 3 (link) Price €€€

6. Watch sunset at Nau dos Corvos

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7. Spend the day at the beach

  • Baleal Norte
  • Baleal Sul
  • Supertubos
  • Praia do Consolaçao

 

Link to Peniche surf spots

8. Visit the medieval town of Obidos

  • Castle and medieval walls
  • Church
  • Lagoa
  • Try Ginja
 
How to get there: drive 30min from Peniche or bus (cost 3€)

9. Shop at Peniche Local Market

Where: Historic center

When: Monday 7am-2pm

Local products: vegetables, fruits, cheese, bread, seafood

Handmade products

10. Stroll around the port

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