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 Kazeboo Beach, Constanta, Romania
Constanta offers a moderate subtropical climate. Summers are dry and warm with an average temperature at 23 °C /73 °F and many sunny days from late May until mid September. Winters can be cold and usually windy with an average temperature at 12 °C /54 °F and occasional winter storms from December to March.
Not far from the city’s center, Mamaia Beach stretches on a strip of land, about 5 mi/8 km long, representing a hot spot for those who are into clubbing and water sports. Kite-surfing is one of the favorite activities practiced on Kazeboo beach which is located in south Mamaia area, close to Navodari city. As the thermal winds can reach up to 16 knots/30 kph mainly in the afternoon, the sport’s enthusiasts can have endless fun with the wind and the waves.
The best wind direction is when coming from North or Southeast and during summer, the side-onshore winds create the perfect conditions for freestyle and wave kite-surfing in the crystal clear waters of the Black Sea. The beach is sandy and there is a wide opening, where you can launch your kite.
Kite-surfing lessons as well as gear rentals and a kite shop are provided on the spot. If you visit Kazeboo Beach early or late in the summer season, make sure to take with you long wet suites because of the low sea temperatures. Note that the beach is ultra crowded during high season. Kite-surfers should be careful of bathers and jet skies.