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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
- Sat 1st OctoberLow 12:26am (0.94m)
High 6:43am (3.15m)
Low 12:53pm (1.01m)
High 7:11pm (2.98m)
- Sun 2nd OctoberLow 1:16am (1.16m)
High 7:39am (2.97m)
Low 1:57pm (1.20m)
High 8:20pm (2.76m)
- Mon 3rd OctoberLow 2:24am (1.37m)
High 8:55am (2.83m)
Low 3:26pm (1.32m)
High 9:54pm (2.64m)
- Tue 4th OctoberLow 4:02am (1.48m)
High 10:30am (2.82m)
Low 5:09pm (1.26m)
High 11:32pm (2.71m)