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