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- Hotspot for surfers
- Bathing on a shallow sandy beach
- Museum in the 17th century fortress
- Artistic tables in the baroque church Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Ajuda
- Lighthouse at Cabo Carvoeiro
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Peniche is surrounded by the sea and offers you a wonderful view from almost every holiday apartment. You also need only a few steps from the vacation rental with garden and pool to the shallow, fine sandy beach. An apartment in the centre of the city allows you to reach the fortress and the baroque church in just a few minutes on foot. By the way, many landlords offer a bicycle rental service and a shuttle service.
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Location and orientation
Peniche is a city in Portugal that is located in the Centro region and the Oeste sub-region. The city is a popular seaside resort due to its shallow beaches and a perfect surfing spot due to the high waves of the Atlantic Ocean. The Berlengas archipelago invites you to take a boat trip.
The best known handicraft tradition in Peniche is lace-making, which is still practiced in the school right next to the tourist office.
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The fortress of the city was built in the second half of the 16th century. An extension in 1645 was made according to the plans of Nicolau de Langres, a French military engineer who had already served Louis XIII before. Inside the fortress there is a museum dedicated to the time of the Salazar dictatorship and the importance of the castle complex at that time.2. Admire artistic decorations in the baroque church
The baroque church Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Ajuda is the oldest church of Peniche. The church was built at the beginning of the 17th century. In the nave you will find unique panels from Azulejos, which have been processed in high artistic quality and are extremely worth seeing.3. Explore dreamlike landscapes
The entire urban area of Peniche extends over a peninsula surrounded by high cliffs. In the northern area, however, the sea drops flat, which is why you will find a wonderful, long sandy beach here. In the west, at Cabo Carvoeiro, there is a lighthouse. To reach the Gruta da Furninha cave, it is best to take the stairs that start at the coastal road.
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Vacation rentals in Peniche offer the best prices, costing on average $109.11 per night in 2020, which makes it the most money-saving vacation destination in Portugal.
If it is your aim to save the maximum during your vacation to Peniche, go there in January ($82.62 per night on average), February ($85.07), or March ($88.96), to find the lowest prices for the whole year.
When it comes to booking a vacation rental in Peniche, the highest prices are usually seen in the month of August (with an average of $149.43 per night), followed by July ($137.28), and June ($125.68).
If you decide to put Peniche on your bucket list, we recommend organizing your travels long before you go because it is usually very high in demand, with an annual average of 47% of rentals booked in the year 2020.
The months that offer the most accommodation options are, on average, January (with an availability of 65%), December (61.5%), and May (60.4%), according to the trends observed in 2020.
The months with the lowest properties available in Peniche are, in order, August, July, and September with respective average availability figures of 30.8%, 48.25%, and 51.25%, based on data collected in 2020.
In Peniche we offer you a comprehensive catalogue of around 900 properties, with options to suit everyone, thanks to our 10 local and international providers.