about peniche

Peniche, the most western city in Europe, is situated on a peninsula whose western end is Cabo Carvoeiro. Real close is the School of Tourism and Sea Technology (ESTM), from where you can admire the Berlenga Island, a wonderful natural scenery, of calm and crystalline waters. Area of an outstanding natural beauty, with rare and exotic geological formations, sculpted by the sea, Peniche is ideal for water sports, with special emphasis on the surf. It is also a city full of life, always close to the sea, good food and nightlife. Is located on a "Tombolo" (tiny peninsula) of about 10 km in perimeter, with the Cape Carvoeiro. The coast is formed by imposing cliffs and beautiful beaches. The ocean is a constant parade of amazing views to the visitors.


The county of Peniche has a long and rich history, having been successively occupied by people. The fishing and agriculture are the main economic activities. The geo-morphological specificity, ranging from a reality island/peninsula, seems to have shaped and conditioned from a socio-economic and cultural the people over time occupied this territory. The county of Peniche was the scene of major national and international events.


The county of Peniche and track adjacent sea has seen, particularly in the last decade, in numerous research projects in the field of archaeology, through which work has slowly reconstituted the long history of this territory and its people. The Archaeology gives us today to know the portrait of a territory that the Roman assumed a key position in the context of an inter-regional commercial navigation, welcoming their anchorages and any port structures, vessels, some of large tonnage.


Peniche has several miles of coastline where you can find a variety of beaches of fine sand and clear waters that reach to have stretches of several miles. The city is built on a peninsula that has the most westerly point of Portugal: the Carvoeiro Cape. This is where we find the islands of Berlengas, located about 11 miles west of Cape Carvoeiro. This archipelago is now a nature reserve with rare species of birds, fish and flora.


Portugal is one of the European countries with a warmer climate, with average daytime temperatures between 5ºC and 15ºC in winter and between 25ºC and 35ºC in summer. The summers are mild in the highlands of the north and in the coastal region of the far north and centre. The autumn and winter are typically windy, rainy and cool, being colder in the northern districts and central provinces, where freezing temperatures occur during the colder months.


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