Praia de Areia Branca

Praia de Areia Branca Praia de Areia Branca
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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.

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Praia de Areia Branca tide times

  • Sat 22nd January
    High 5:12am (3.19m)
    Low 11:24am (0.75m)
    High 5:35pm (2.91m)
    Low 11:31pm (0.85m)
  • Sun 23rd January
    High 5:51am (3.12m)
    Low 12:05pm (0.81m)
    High 6:18pm (2.84m)
  • Mon 24th January
    Low 12:15am (0.95m)
    High 6:35am (3.01m)
    Low 12:52pm (0.90m)
    High 7:08pm (2.77m)
  • Tue 25th January
    Low 1:07am (1.05m)
    High 7:29am (2.89m)
    Low 1:48pm (0.99m)
    High 8:09pm (2.70m)

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