Berlengas Portugal

The Berlengas is a small archipelago made up of granite islands, which lie west of Cabo Carvoeiro in Peniche, on the coast of Portugal.

It is with great pleasure that we collect basic information about this beautiful destination.

So concisely and quickly, you can get to know a little more about these islands in Portugal.

Berlengas Archipelago

LAND IN SIGHT! LAND IN SIGHT!

Sighting of Berlenga Grande in the Berlengas Archipelago


Berlengas Archipelago


Berlengas island by drone.

Berlengas is a sui generis place in Portugal, located 15 km from the west coast of Peniche.

Composed of three islets: Berlenga Grande, Estelas, and Farilhões-Forcados, Berlenga stands out for representing approximately ⅔ of its total area.

Regarded as a Nature Reserve, the natural beauty of this small Portuguese archipelago is incredible, as it is a paradisiacal place and a must-see.

VISIT BERLENGAS PORTUGAL

Berlengas Nature Reserve


Berlengas Nature Reserve
Berlengas Nature Reserve

The Berlengas is a small Portuguese archipelago of granite islands lying west of Cabo Carvoeiro – Peniche.

It has been considered a protected area since 1465 when King Afonso V prohibited any action against nature in that place. Since 2011, it has been declared a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO.

The Berlengas comprises three islets, Berlenga Grande, Estelas and Farilhões-Forcados, the first being the most representative and divided into two parts due to a seismic fault: Berlenga Grande (⅔ of the island) and Ilha Velha (representing the smallest island).

The Berlengas Nature Reserve has 2 km of trails to get to know the scenic beauty present here, just as numerous incredible caves attract more and more tourists.

Berlengas Nature Reserve

What to do in Berlengas


Boat travel

Boat trips in Berlengas

Snorkel

Snorkeling in Berlengas

Beach

Beach in Berlengas

Hiking

Hiking in Berlengas

Diving

Diving in Berlengas

bird watching

Kayaking and canoeing in Berlengas

interpretive routes

interpretive routes in Berlengas

Kayaking and canoeing

Kayaking and canoeing in Berlengas

Photography and video

Kayaking and canoeing in Berlengas
Berlengas Biosphere Reserve

Why a trip to Berlengas?


BERLENGAS PHOTOS

Berlengas has very attractive beaches for bathing tourism, as it has beautiful places to enjoy the summer heat and dive in crystal clear and green waters. The Berlengas Islands have had a human presence since 1000 BC and were a very important place on the Atlantic Sea Route, which connected the south and north of the European continent.

  • For bird lovers, the Berlengas is an actual observatory, hosting colonies of herring gulls, crested cormorants, and peregrine falcons, among others.
  • Be sure to visit the Duque de Brangança lighthouse on the island of Berlenga Grande, built in 1841, which projects its light up to 50 km away through solar panels.
  • Also, visit the Fort of São João Baptista das Berlengas, a unique monument due to its irregular polygonal construction. In addition to these buildings, we can find the Bairro Comandante Andrade e Silva or better known as Bairro dos Pescadores, the only housing complex on the island.
  • Las Berlengas have, since 2011, the Unesco seal as a World Biosphere Reserve since they represent tremendous importance to its precious ecosystem, full of fauna of great value at the marine and avifauna level as at the botanical.

Places of interest


Fort of San Juan Bautista

Fort of San Juan Bautista

Duque de Bragança Lighthouse

Duque de Bragança Lighthouse

Berlenga Grande Beach

Berlenga Grande Beach

An area closely related to the sea and fishing, its entire population lived on fish, salt, and agriculture. This place has beautiful beaches, so bathing tourism already has a lot of expression on the hottest days.

This small archipelago is a Portuguese tropical island, as it features crystal clear waters, in shades of green, with truly wild features.

Berlengas Islands - Berlenga Grande
Berlengas Islands – Berlenga Grande

Since the 15th century, D. Afonso V referred to the Ilha das Berlengas complex as a protected area, which was later declared a Natural Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. Daily about 350 people can visit the island; access is only by sea or air.

Berlengas Beaches

Berlengas Beaches

  1. Berlenga Grande Beach
  2. Forte Beach
  3. Cova do Sonho Beach
As Praias de Peniche

The Beaches of Peniche

  • Two Supertubos Beach
  • Consolacao Beach
  • Gamboa Beach
  • Baleal Beach
  • Medao Beach
  • Sao Marcos Beach
  • Molhe East Beach

Travel Guide


History of the Berlengas

History of the Berlengas

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The Berlengas Islands have had a human presence since 1000 BC and were a very important place on the Atlantic Sea...
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Pictures of Berlengas

Pictures of Berlengas

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The Berlengas is the ideal place to take photos. This place will be a blast if you are a professional or...
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Accommodation in Berlengas and hotels in Peniche

Accommodation in Berlengas and hotels in Peniche

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Because it is a delicate tourist destination, which can receive few visitors at a time and with sufficient standards to...
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Duke of Bragança Lighthouse

Duke of Bragança Lighthouse

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When you come by boat from Peniche and approach the island of Berlenga Grande, there is something immediately noticeable in...
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Berlenga Grande Beach

Berlenga Grande Beach

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Berlenga Grande Beach is the most famous beach on the island of Berlenga Grande. It is located next to the...
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Fishermen’s quarter

Fishermen’s quarter

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The Bairro dos Pescadores is the only settlement in the entire Berlengas archipelago. It is located on the southern slope...
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Fort of San Juan Bautista

Fort of San Juan Bautista

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The São João Baptista fort is located on the island of Berlenga Grande. Its military structure will be the most significant construction...
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What to visit in Peniche Portugal

What to visit in Peniche Portugal

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Visiting Berlengas will naturally imply a visit to the small city of Peniche, with about 28,000 inhabitants, surrounded by the...
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Visit the Berlengas


History of the Berlengas

History of the Berlengas

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The Berlengas Islands have had a human presence since 1000 BC and were a very important place on the Atlantic Sea...
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Pictures of Berlengas

Pictures of Berlengas

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The Berlengas is the ideal place to take photos. This place will be a blast if you are a professional or...
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Accommodation in Berlengas and hotels in Peniche

Accommodation in Berlengas and hotels in Peniche

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Because it is a delicate tourist destination, which can receive few visitors at a time and with sufficient standards to...
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Duke of Bragança Lighthouse

Duke of Bragança Lighthouse

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When you come by boat from Peniche and approach the island of Berlenga Grande, there is something immediately noticeable in...
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Berlenga Grande Beach

Berlenga Grande Beach

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Berlenga Grande Beach is the most famous beach on the island of Berlenga Grande. It is located next to the...
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Fishermen’s quarter

Fishermen’s quarter

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The Bairro dos Pescadores is the only settlement in the entire Berlengas archipelago. It is located on the southern slope...
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Fort of San Juan Bautista

Fort of San Juan Bautista

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The São João Baptista fort is located on the island of Berlenga Grande. Its military structure will be the most significant construction...
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What to visit in Peniche Portugal

What to visit in Peniche Portugal

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Visiting Berlengas will naturally imply a visit to the small city of Peniche, with about 28,000 inhabitants, surrounded by the...
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Peniche Municipality

Visit Peniche


Visiting Berlengas will naturally imply a visit to the small city of Peniche, with about 28,000 inhabitants, surrounded by the sea that marked its birth and growth. Peniche and Berlengas are located in the so-called Western Region, an area of questionable definition that lies in the coastal area north of Lisbon. It is deeply marked by the Atlantic Ocean, with beautiful beaches and dynamic agricultural and fishing activity. Visiting Peniche is something you must include in your Berlengas itinerary.

History of the Berlengas

History of the Berlengas

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The Berlengas Islands have had a human presence since 1000 BC and were a very important place on the Atlantic Sea...
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Pictures of Berlengas

Pictures of Berlengas

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The Berlengas is the ideal place to take photos. This place will be a blast if you are a professional or...
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