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