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Praia de Areia Branca, whose name translates to White Sand Beach, is a traditional Portuguese coastal village with a long sweeping sandy beach suitable for both swimming and surfing. There are a number of bars, restaurants and cafes lining the promenade, which runs the full length of a beach popular for both surfing and volleyball.
There is easy access for the disabled and the water is patrolled by lifeguards in summer. A number of accommodation options are available in Areia Branca, from hotels and villas to a campsite and youth hostel. The cobbled streets of Lourinha, a larger town just five minutes drive away, offer even more options for eating and sleeping.
For surfers this is an exposed beach break with a river mouth that offers both lefts and rights. The waves are fairly consistent all year and the spot is a mere ten minute drive from the famed 'Supertubos' near Peniche.
Other beaches near Praia de Areia Branca
Praia de Areia Branca tide times
- Thu 21st SeptemberLow 12:36am (1.12m)
High 6:53am (2.98m)
Low 1:02pm (1.20m)
High 7:18pm (2.84m)
- Fri 22nd SeptemberLow 1:23am (1.30m)
High 7:47am (2.84m)
Low 2:03pm (1.36m)
High 8:25pm (2.66m)
- Sat 23rd SeptemberLow 2:31am (1.47m)
High 9:04am (2.73m)
Low 3:34pm (1.44m)
High 10:02pm (2.58m)
- Sun 24th SeptemberLow 4:11am (1.53m)
High 10:42am (2.76m)
Low 5:18pm (1.34m)
High 11:41pm (2.69m)