There’s something powerful and captivating about waves crashing into a rocky cliff, sending up a fountain of sea foam, then retreating back into the ocean.
It’s calming. It’s humbling. And it’s beautiful.
An old fishing town on the coast of Portugal, Peniche is known most of all for its beaches, great surfing waves, fortresses and sanctuaries, and the nearby Nature Reserve on the Island of Berlengas.
But the thing that I liked the most was the rugged, rocky shore of the westernmost part of Peniche, that you can access if you take the N114 around the cape.