To Do in Peniche & Baleal
The drives through and around Peniche and Baleal are breathtaking. Sweeping coastal views give way to charming local streets with rich stories. The churches are the cornerstone of these neighborhoods as historically they provided a religious refuge for those praying for the safe return of fishing vessels braving stormy seas. The chapel of Nossa Senhora dos Remédios and the churches of Nossa Senhora da Ajuda, S. Pedro and Misericódia of Peniche are the most meaningful monuments on this peninsula, demonstrating the deep devotion of its people.
For history buffs, or those who want to imagine what it must have been like to defend this wild coast from invaders, visit the Peniche Port. The Peniche City Museum located within its walls, is a treasure trove of information in a 16th Century building!
If you are feeling a bit more adventurous, opportunities to engage in water sports are around every corner. A number of surf and SUP schools will accommodate your needs for an hour, a day, or a week. Maximum Surfcamp is a popular choice offering great seasonal deals. A fishing charter or boat trip to Berlenga Island are also easy day trip alternatives.