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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 25th JuneHigh 1:00am (2.96m)
Low 7:14am (1.12m)
High 1:29pm (3.01m)
Low 7:40pm (1.15m)
- Sun 26th JuneHigh 1:48am (2.97m)
Low 7:55am (1.09m)
High 2:10pm (3.10m)
Low 8:23pm (1.07m)
- Mon 27th JuneHigh 2:30am (2.99m)
Low 8:32am (1.07m)
High 2:48pm (3.18m)
Low 9:01pm (1.01m)
- Tue 28th JuneHigh 3:09am (3.00m)
Low 9:07am (1.05m)
High 3:24pm (3.24m)
Low 9:38pm (0.97m)