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

  • Fri 27th January
    Low 12:19am (0.79m)
    High 6:39am (3.21m)
    Low 1:00pm (0.77m)
    High 7:13pm (2.84m)
  • Sat 28th January
    Low 1:12am (0.99m)
    High 7:33am (2.96m)
    Low 1:55pm (0.99m)
    High 8:10pm (2.69m)
  • Sun 29th January
    Low 2:16am (1.18m)
    High 8:36am (2.72m)
    Low 2:59pm (1.18m)
    High 9:18pm (2.58m)
  • Mon 30th January
    Low 3:34am (1.30m)
    High 9:50am (2.55m)
    Low 4:12pm (1.28m)
    High 10:34pm (2.57m)

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