Peniche is a coastal town on a Peninsula on the central coast of Portugal known as Oeste. A straight line of approx. 80 kilometres will connect Lisbon and Peniche.
With almost 30.000 inhabitants Peniche is best know for his harbour and fishing industry, its old town center and the university. There is an old fort in the center that serves as a museum nowadays. It was used as a prison for political prisoners in the days of dictatorship.
Tourism in Peniche has been steadily growing. Not only but mostly due to surfing. Especially since the world championship moved into town in 2010. Most tourists are still Portuguese thou. Basically every Portuguese citizen spends his summer vacation on the beach. With the Algarve being over touristy and way more expensive than the north of Portugal, elevated taxes on gasoline and expensive highway tolls the majority of Portugal now spends his holidays on beaches closer to home.
You can read more about the facts of Peniche on WIKIPEDIA: https://wikipedia.org/wiki/Peniche