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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Portuguese Restaurant
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“MUST MUST MUST! Tasca do Joel is one, if not THE BEST restaurant in Peniche. The food is exceptional, the setting is super nice and the price is quite reasonable given the gastronomic experience. My favourite dish here is the Braised Seabass and Mussel Rice (I've translated this from the Portuguese name, so it might be a bit different on the menu). ”
  • 49 locals recommend
Other Nightlife
“Well-known seaside town, beaches, historic, good seafood restaurants (fishing port). Unique rock formations along coastline. International surfing & windsurfing spot (lessons/equipment rental available). Boat trips to Baleal Island or dolphin watching, deep sea fishing, snorkeling ”
  • 57 locals recommend
Café
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“Plenty of beach bars with music to the small hours! Very popular with the surfers and young people. ”
  • 51 locals recommend
Police Station
“Standing guard at the mouth of Peniche's harbour is the sixteenth century Fortaleza de Peniche (Peniche Fortress). Commissioned during the reign of King João III when this little port was of great strategic importance to Portugal and its empire. The fortress is built in the typical star shaped form and houses the Santa Bárbara Chapel along with the Sentinel Tower - the first fortification built in the Peniche peninsula. After serving its purpose for the military up until 1897 Peniche Fortress has had a somewhat chequered history, At various times this austere fort, set on the edge of the Atlantic has served as a prison and a refuge. First it was used to home South African refugees from the Boer War at the turn of the century, then a prison for German troops in the First World War. But perhaps the fort's darkest days were when it was a political prison for Salazar's "Estado Novo" between 1934 and 1974.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Bar
“Very casual beach bar located right on the beach. Great place for a sunset drink or even morning coffee. Live music and late night parties during the summer.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Lighthouse
“Cabo Carvoeiro marks the tip of Peniche’s rugged peninsula and is a much-loved symbol of the portside city. Admire the heritage lighthouse that looks out across the surging ocean from the cliff top or learn about the cape’s vivid natural history.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Beach
“One of the Best Surf Spots in the World , where the World Championship takes place in October !!”
  • 22 locals recommend
Beach
“Beautiful place to visit/walk/swim or simply roam around-calm and wavy beaches-depends which side you opt for, surfing schools, kiting, great views, tasty food. We been told in the winter time the tiny road is flooded especially if the weather is windy. Park at the big parking as enter the mini island is only for residents. Just go around to see tiny, mini beach, cool cliffs and you can climb up to the higher spot of the cliff. There’s a bike path along if you prefer to cycle around.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
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“Best "Prato do Dia" (for meal)! Just in front of Baleal beach, you could enjoy the meal with the best views. They usually have Live Music at night. Also a meeting point for the people in Surf Camps in the surroundings.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bar
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“Set on the beach at Baleal, this is a very popular spot. Ideal after a day on the beach to watch the sun go down!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Route
“Pastelaria TINA MAR Doçaria caseira, acolhedor inserido num espaço jovem e moderno”
  • 3 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Fantastic seafood and fish restaurant a very cool restaurant setting. This is our favourite fish and seafood restaurant in Peniche”
  • 22 locals recommend
Snack Place
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“A super nice place for you to have dinner with friends. This is a small restaurant in Baleal Island that serves really nice food. When I go there I usually only order their 'petiscos', they are all good. Must have: Pica-pau de Atum”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
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“Amazing original drinks, super nice set up, stunning sunset view, great service and groovy friday nights...”
  • 12 locals recommend
Golf Course
“Praia D’El Rey is arguably one of the most stunning golf courses in Europe. Set among extensive pine forests and undulating dunes, with spectacular views over the Atlantic and the Berlengas Islands beyond. The 18-hole golf course was designed by the renowned American golf architect Cabell B.Robinson and was inaugurated on 14th June 1997. Deep bunkers, sloping greens and sandy dunes contrast sharply with the lush fairways, making it the complete golfing challenge.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Lodging
“The rooftop has a really nice view of Baleal, and there are some live music nights during the summer. ”
  • 10 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Portuguese Restaurant
“MUST MUST MUST! Tasca do Joel is one, if not THE BEST restaurant in Peniche. The food is exceptional, the setting is super nice and the price is quite reasonable given the gastronomic experience. My favourite dish here is the Braised Seabass and Mussel Rice (I've translated this from the Portuguese name, so it might be a bit different on the menu). ”
  • 49 locals recommend
Bar
“Set on the beach at Baleal, this is a very popular spot. Ideal after a day on the beach to watch the sun go down!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Snack Place
“A super nice place for you to have dinner with friends. This is a small restaurant in Baleal Island that serves really nice food. When I go there I usually only order their 'petiscos', they are all good. Must have: Pica-pau de Atum”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
“Amazing original drinks, super nice set up, stunning sunset view, great service and groovy friday nights...”
  • 12 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“super tasty pasta and pizza, be careful - in summer time really long line to get table.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Portuguese Restaurant
“Wonderfully prepared Portuguese and European dishes. A bit dressier than traditional places. Nice wine list. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Portuguese Restaurant
“Favorite dishes: lobster rice, or açorda with lobster. Nice view over the beach.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Quality fish restaurant, menu with typical sea dishes of Peniche area. acessible prices. Has esplanade to typical village street. ”
  • 9 locals recommend

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