Peniche is one of the ideal destinations, especially for beach lovers. The raging sea makes your visit definitely worthwhile. The city is centrally located in Portugal and is a fishing port from the Early Modern Age and the seafood is simply amazing here. If you like making short trips to the beautiful islands with natural reserves off the coast, you should certainly explore Peniche. Some of the main points of interests have been listed below.
This is a small peninsula that sticks out between 2 sandy beaches. It was initially a whaling station and now turned into a coastal village situated next to Peniche. If you wish for some sunbathing and paddling, this is the island to be in. Windsurfing is popular here, and if you love water sports, Baleal is the place as there are several surfing schools and shops found here with a surf community as well.
Praia Dos Supertubos
This beach is known to be made its entry in the list of seven natural wonders of Portugal. It is a mix of the shallow slope, ocean currents and the north wind, which gives way to a perfectly tall hollow wave. It works best for body boarding and surfing. One will not find a wave like this in any other place in Europe. During the month of the October, the Rip Curl Pro event takes place here and the surfers from all over the world gather to test their performance. The waves are bigger in autumn and on the whole, they are consistent in all seasons.
The archipelago is a natural reserve has a colony of rich marine life and puffiness under the water. You can find ferries that travel regularly across from Peniche. There are small beaches with white sands to make you come back again and again. A trip to this island is only 10 kilometers away from the offshore.