Peniche, the most western city of continental Europe, is an area of great natural beauty and privileged landscape, with a vast historical, cultural, and religious heritage.

The city was built on a rocky peninsula considered by scientists as unique worldwide as an example of the transition from the Triassic period, at the time of the Lower Jurassic extinction. 

From the magnificent beaches along the entire coast to the imposing cultural heritage, where the fortifications and religious monuments stand out, Peniche has a diversity of tourist resources, including a rich and varied cuisine dominated by fish and seafood dishes and a diversified handicraft. Nevertheless, the city is better known for its good surf breaks and that is why it has been called the "European Pipeline", after the Banzai Pipeline in Hawaii.

The Berlengas islands, about 10 kilometres (6 mi) offshore from the peninsula, are part of the municipality. They form one of the world's first nature reserves.

Peniche, with its scenic harbour, white windmills, chapels and long sandy beaches has inspired famous artists like Maurice Boitel.