Top things to do in Peniche

Top Choice Portuguese in Peniche

Nau dos Corvos

It's just you and the sea out here at Cabo Carvoeiro, 2.5km from town at the tip of the peninsula. As you gaze out at the Atlantic from the windy rooftop viewing platform, it's nice to know that under your feet is a…
Top Choice Beach in Peniche

Baleal

About 5km to the northeast of Peniche is this scenic island-village, connected to the mainland village of Casais do Baleal by a narrow causeway (note: it's accessed through a car park). The fantastic sweep of sandy …
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Peniche

Base

Connoisseurs of the cocktail will want to burrow themselves into the palette lounges at this in-the-know bar tucked away inside a residential complex – it's easily Peniche's best for creative mixology. Pair a sunset…
Top Choice Area in Peniche

Headland

While in Peniche, make sure you do the 8km circuit of the whole headland (walking is hot going, however, as much of it is on the road). At Cabo Carvoeiro, the very tip, there's a lighthouse and spectacular views of …
Fort in Peniche

Fortaleza de Peniche

Dominating the south of the peninsula, Peniche’s imposing 16th-century fortress was used in the 20th century as one of dictator Salazar’s infamous jails for political prisoners. By the entrance where prisoners once …
Portuguese in Peniche

Taberna do Ganhão

This 'new school tavern' is a reconstituted 'old school tavern' where fishermen bought wine and groceries (plus it was the first in the area to have a telephone). The current owners have reinvigorated its spirit by …
International in Peniche

Os Americanos

There's no sugarcoating what's going down at this wildly popular restaurant inside Residencial Maciel II – an American couple (with Portuguese and Russian roots) satiate homesick crowds with mostly American-style cl…
Museum in Peniche

Museu da Renda de Bilros

For those interested in the Peniche tradition of bobbin lace, this museum, inaugurated in 2016, offers an interesting glimpse into this traditional coastal lace textile technique with a short introductory film (four…
Supermarket in Peniche

Super Lagíde

Don't ask us how an otherwise unremarkable supermarket (fine for quick provisions) became the happy hour of choice among the surf crowd but its patio is packed every night from 5pm to 7pm for two-for-one 200ml beers…
Pub in Peniche

Três Ás

This smoky but atmospheric pub is chock-a-block with old bikes, fishing paraphernalia and photos of Peniche from a bygone era. It pulls in the surfing and local crowds after anything from a toastie to a beer or cock…