Considered one of the best beaches for surfing and bodyboarding, both nationally and internationally, Medão Beach is known for its perfect and tubular waves, and is therefore called Supertubos. The crests of the waves are so long that they create empty spaces, true tubes, that attract practitioners of these modalities from all over the world, all year long.
Baleal is a small peninsula (formerly island) located north of Peniche, in the western region of Portugal, separated from the mainland by a tomb, forming a beach of fine white sand. In the continuity of the cove there is also the islet of Pombas and the islet of Fora. Baleal has inherited this denomination from the role these rocks played in the past as a whaling site.
Cabo Carvoeiro is located at the western end of the Peniche peninsula, in an area of great landscaping beauty due to the curious geological formations that the sea has carved over time, such as Nau dos Corvos, a huge rock whose shape resembles a large semi-wrecked vessel. This place offering stunning views of the sea and the Berlengas Islands is also a great sea birdwatching spot.
Praça Forte de Peniche
Peniche Fort Square had its origins in the 16th century at the designated Vila Castle. Over the years, the fortification that existed in this place was the subject of numerous restructuring until the end of the seventeenth century was built the fort as we know it today. This stronghold is of great importance to the Portuguese since it was from this fort that the great escape of several personalities occurred during the dictatorship period.
Bilros Lace Museum
The Peniche Bobbin Lace Museum showcases an art that is more than 400 years old in the county and keeps the history, the estate and many old and secular pieces that were donated. In the public garden, in the center of Peniche, there is a statue of Rendilheira, made by Bilros lace, made with different types and colors of marbles. A tribute to the women who dedicate themselves to this art of working with wooden bobbins to make minute lace: an ex-libris of the penichense handicraft.
The Berlengas Islands archipelago is made up of three peculiar islands called Berlenga, Stelae and Farillions, the largest and most emblematic being Berlenga Island. On these islands you will find unique manifestations of animal and plant species, as well as a unique beauty and landscape. The only way to reach these islands is by boat from Peniche Port, with regular circuits throughout the year. Since the period of Roman rule, the island of Berlenga has been inhabited, albeit precariously. On this island you will find some important heritage such as the Duque de Bragança Lighthouse, illuminated by solar energy, and the S. João Batista Fortress.
It is a small peninsula, accessible by a section about thirty meters wide. For Earth scholars, Papoa is a case of geological study, deposit of rocks of
various types (although mostly calcareous) and dating back to an origin that went back to a time when Iberia was far from the place where it is. now. As a singular place it is, it has been constantly cited in
wreck stories and mystery legends.
Bacalhôa Buddha Eden
Among Buddhas, pagodas, terracotta statues and several carefully placed sculptures among the vegetation, it is estimated that over 6,000 tons of marble and granite were used to build this monumental work. The central staircase is the focal point of the garden, where the golden Buddha calmly welcomes visitors. In the central lake you can see KOI fish, and carved dragons that rise from the water. You will also have the opportunity to observe the 600 or so hand-painted terracotta soldiers, each unique, some buried, just as 2,200 years ago.
Dino Parque is a theme park dedicated to dinosaurs and is the largest open air museum in Portugal. This dinosaur exhibit in the Lourinhã area allows the observation of more than 180 scientifically proven, real-scale dinosaur species models, divided into the 4 most important periods of earth's history and life evolution and the new path - Sea Monsters
The Nazaré cannon is one of the largest underwater cannons in Europe, it is a giant hole in the bottom of the sea! They are 227km long and 5000m deep, between steep slopes. The presence of the cannon creates special conditions for the formation of large waves. It will split the wave in two, increase the speed of the wave that runs through the cannon and make them meet again! The current coming from the beach, in the opposite direction, will also add a few more meters soon, the Nazaré Canyon can amplify up to 3 times the predicted wave size for the Nazaré area.