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Surfing the waves of Portugal in Peniche

By We Love Small Hotels | 04 February 2019

The Portuguese waves extend throughout the extensive national coast with more than 850 kilometres, but it is in Peniche "the wave capital", the spot chosen by RipCurl to carry out its competition in Portugal and elected by all surfers who come to catch the waves of this fishing town.

Peniche is a city with a strong relationship with the sea, everyday fishermen sail through the Atlantic Ocean in search of the best fresh fish and seafood that you can order at any restaurant in the region of which we recommend Tasca do Joel or Marisqueira Mirandum. It will be in Avenida do Mar that you will find the best local gastronomy, stew or seafood rice are some of the examples.

From Mercearia d'Alegria you can explore the whole area, cycle or walk on foot and discover the history of the city through its heritage, such as the chapel of Nossa Senhora dos Remédios, the lighthouse of 1796, the rock formations and the Island of Berlengas, the only island that is a natural reserve on the continent and where you can snorkel or relax on the small beach. Be amazed by the seaside areas as you watch the cliffs and the beaches that surround the coast and venture on the beaches where you can catch the best waves and learn to surf or improve your technique. It is for this reason that we suggest a dedicated tour to Peniche, to surf and to the sea, Peniche Waves - Surf Tour.

Enjoy a surfing retreat and stay for 3 days at Mercearia d'Alegria, your home in Peniche. Every day there will be a surf lesson that will be accompanied by an instructor and do not need to worry about surfboard or suit, are included in the classes. Whether you are a beginner with no experience or have an advanced level, these three days and with the expertise of surf school teachers, your evolution will surely be noticeable. After catching the best waves you will have free time to explore the city or go a little further to the capital, Lisbon, which is just over an hour away. The city of Lisbon does not need introductions, but if you are looking for restaurants with sea connections you can look for them in our suggestions in The Ultimate Food Guide to Portugal!