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

  • Sun 26th May
    High 5:10am (3.05m)
    Low 11:07am (0.93m)
    High 5:27pm (3.26m)
    Low 11:41pm (0.87m)
  • Mon 27th May
    High 5:55am (2.97m)
    Low 11:50am (1.02m)
    High 6:12pm (3.19m)
  • Tue 28th May
    Low 12:30am (0.95m)
    High 6:46am (2.88m)
    Low 12:40pm (1.13m)
    High 7:05pm (3.11m)
  • Wed 29th May
    Low 1:27am (1.03m)
    High 7:46am (2.80m)
    Low 1:40pm (1.23m)
    High 8:06pm (3.04m)

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