Peniche is a seaside township in Portugal. It has a large harbor and it is well known as a fishing town. One of the diamonds of Peniche is the baroque Misericordia Church in the main square, where you can admire the fantastic painted ceiling with scenes from the new testament. If you want to see an old prison, then you should visit the impressive 16th century fortress. It had been used as a prison by the secret police of dictator Salazar, where political opponents were jailed.
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Kiteboarding / Kitesurfing in Newquay, Cornwall, South West England United Kingdom
The beach is crowded during summer period but you may find less people the rest of the year. It is recommended to visit during non lifeguard hours. All kind of practitioners can use the beach, regardless the level of difficulty, from beginners to more advanced kite-surfers.
However when winds are in a south-west or west direction, kite-surfing can become dangerous as the wind can drive you towards the rocks of Little Fistral. Medium to low wind is recommended for safer kite-surfing.
Within few kilometers away, another beach called Watergate Bay is for many practitioners an alternative location for kite-surfing. It offers the possibility for kite-surfers to practice with any wind direction, suitable for both left and right-hand practitioners.
The best spot on the beach is in front of the Beach Hut, since the width of the beach is greater when strong wind is also observed on spot.