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  • PenichePro 2014
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    Gayle and I left Obidos on a very rainy day and decided that we should get down to our next stop in Queluz as soon as possible. That meant skipping Nazare to the North. But as a small consolation, we did want to see the Ocean and Peniche was the closest spot. The beach was nice (and rough) and the surrounding buildings were typical and relatively uninteresting.

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  • PenichePro 2014
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    This is a little town with a big reputation in the surf community. With full-time residents numbering in the hundreds, Peniche has made a name for itself on the international surfing circuit for the (sometimes tragically) great waves at Supertubos beach.

    On the less extreme side, Peniche is also increasingly becoming a popular vacation spot for Brits looking for something a little out-of-the-typical. There are plenty of beaches in the area that aren't ALL about surfing, and while you will absolutely find small town charm without even looking for it, you'll also find a major grocery store, some good restaurants, and some fun beachside bars.

    The locals were all friendly when I was there-- beers all around, they said!

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    According to a local saying "who makes fishing nets, makes bobbin lace", since both lace and net making were traditional ocupations of women from fishing communities . You still can see many ladies working together on door steps or in the street during summer months, making the exquisite Peniche bobbin lace.

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Peniche is a busy fishing town with a large harbor and some excellent seafood restaurants. In the main square is the baroque Misericordia Church with a painted ceiling depicting scenes from the New Testament, but the town's most famous building is an imposing 16th century fortress. It was once used as a prison controlled by dictator Salazar's secret police to incarcerate political opponents and today houses a museum about local history. There is a fantastic sandy beach nearby, Baleal, with good surfing conditions and to the west is Cabo Carvoeiro, a rugged cape with bizarrely shaped pinnacles and sea caves offering panoramic ocean views all the way to the islands of Berlengas.

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