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Peniche is a seaside municipality and a city in Portugal, with approximately 28,164 inhabitants in the municipality and about 15,600 in the city of Peniche.
The present mayor is António Correia Santos, elected by the Unitarian Democratic Coalition.
It is composed of 6 parishes.
History and landmarks
Peniche is known for its long windy beaches, sought for recreational activities and sports such as surf, windsurf, Bodyboarding or kite surf. Peniche has very good waves. Supertubos is the most popular wave in the region, with very fast and powerful (tubular) waves, one of the best in Europe; some call it the “European Pipeline”.The Berlengas islands are part of the municipality, off the coast of Peniche. They are one of the world’s first protected areas, theBerlengas nature reserve. During summer, the islands can be visited by taking a ferryboat from Peniche.
Surfing in Peniche
Peniche is one of the best surfing locations in Europe. It has beaches and breaks facing in 3 distinctly different directions making it a very variable and consistent destination for surfers. Home to many surf camps/schools and recently the destination for the WCT of the ASP (World championship tour of Association of surfing professionals) in time for the autumn swells.