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PENICHE TOURISM GUIDE

A wonderful nature preserve and fine sandy beaches


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Cabo Carvoeiro by Peniche Peniche is a busy fishing town with a large harbor and some excellent seafood restaurants. In the main square is the baroque Misericordia Church with a painted ceiling depicting scenes from the New Testament, but the town's most famous building is an imposing 16th century fortress. Baleal Beach It was once used as a prison controlled by dictator Salazar's secret police to incarcerate political opponents and today houses a museum about local history.

There is a fantastic sandy beach nearby, Baleal, with good surfing conditions and to the west is Cabo Carvoeiro, a rugged cape with bizarrely shaped pinnacles and sea caves offering panoramic ocean views all the way to the islands of Berlengas.

Accessible by ferry and with wonderful cliff and sea views, the biggest island is a magical place declared a nature reserve. It is home to thousands of seabirds, and the azure waters are ideal for deep-sea fishing and diving.
Fort in Berlengas Islands The surrounding weird rock formations and spectacular grottoes can be explored on small boats that pass through a breathtaking sea tunnel called Furado Grande. Only a handful of fishermen are permitted to live here, but the 17th century São João Baptista Fort, built to defend the area from pirates, is now a basic hostel.

To the north of Peniche is the sandy Foz do Arelho beach, known for its tranquil waters.

There are a few express buses per day connecting Lisbon to Peniche (departing from the Campo Grande terminal by the Sporting Lisbon stadium) or it can be reached by car using the A8 highway.

Panoramic view from Cabo Carvoeiro, Peniche:

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Places Nearby

Obidos - The wedding present town; Portugal's prettiest medieval village
Mafra - One of Europe's biggest palaces, the building that bankrupted the nation
Ericeira - Traditional seaside village; surfing mecca, superb seafood
Alcobaça - Europe's greatest Cistercian temple
Batalha - European Gothic masterpiece; spectacular underground caves
Nazaré - Colorful, traditional fishing village
Lisbon - The Age of Discovery, World Heritage monuments, museum treasures, vibrant nightlife



CITIES, TOWNS AND VILLAGES IN PORTUGAL
AROUND LISBON
AND TAGUS VALLEY
Alcobaça
Arrábida
Azeitão
Batalha
Cascais
Ericeira
Estoril
Fatima
Leiria
Mafra
Nazaré
Obidos
Palmela
Peniche
Queluz
Santarém
Sesimbra
Setubal
Sintra
Tomar
ALENTEJO
Beja
Castelo de Vide
Elvas
Estremoz
Evora
Marvão
Mértola
Monsaraz
Vila Viçosa

ALGARVE
Albufeira
Faro
Lagos
Sagres
Silves
Tavira
Vila Real de Santo António
Vilamoura
BEIRAS (CENTRAL PORTUGAL)
Aveiro
Belmonte
Buçaco
Coimbra
Conimbriga
Figueira da Foz
Guarda
Monsanto
Piodão
Serra da Estrela
Viseu

PORTO AND DOURO
Amarante
Lamego
Porto
MINHO
Barcelos
Braga
Gerês National Park
Guimarães
Ponte de Lima
Ponte da Barca
Viana do Castelo

TRAS-OS-MONTES
Bragança
Chaves
Vila Real

THE ISLANDS
Azores
Madeira