Last year for my summer holidays I spent a week in Peniche.
I had heard so much about the place but it was the first time I had actually visited.
Peniche is a coastal town an hour's drive north of Lisbon.
I camped at a local campsite and had an amazing time. There is something for everyone: beaches, sightseeing, restaurants…
For people who love to surf, Peniche is one of the best surfing locations in Europe. It has many surf camps & schools and annually hosts a number of championships.
My favourite part of the trip was going to the Berlengas islands. I caught a ferryboat in Peniche and spent the day on a beautiful sandy beach. A lot of people spend days here swimming in the crystal clear waters.
To discover the entire island you can take two different trails.
I went on a trail that led me to an amazing lighthouse and I also visited the Fort of São João Baptista das Berlengas.
After a week in Peniche I felt relaxed and happy. It was certainly an experience I would never forget. The pictures speak for themselves.
Laura Chambers is the Manager of Whole House Holiday Management. She moved to Portugal in 2002 where she studied at the local school in Ansiao. She is both British and Portuguese and fluent in both languages.
In 2017 she began looking after holiday lets. Whether taking care of letting licences, managing bookings or ensuring properties are ready for occupation, Laura takes great pride in ensuring holiday home owners have nothing to worry about, If you have a holiday home in Central Portugal and feel you would benefit from this service. She can be contacted at Whole House Holiday Management