Peniche

In the lee of a rocky peninsula, Peniche is a major fishing-and-canning port that's also a popular summer resort known for its fine trimmed bilro lace. There are several beaches to choose from in the area as well as the beaches and fishing of the Berlengas archipelago, available to visit in the summer months. Besides Peniche being a major fishing port, locals and tourists know that this is one of the best places around to enjoy delicious fresh fish and seafood, especially sardines. Fans of lace will also want to track down fine examples in local shops of Peniche renda de bilros—a traditional craft that is now showcased in a well-appointed museum.

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