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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
- Sun 26th MarchHigh 6:33am (3.09m)
Low 12:36pm (0.87m)
High 6:51pm (3.00m)
- Mon 27th MarchLow 1:00am (0.95m)
High 7:16am (2.79m)
Low 1:14pm (1.14m)
High 7:35pm (2.78m)
- Tue 28th MarchLow 1:50am (1.20m)
High 8:07am (2.51m)
Low 2:02pm (1.39m)
High 8:32pm (2.58m)
- Wed 29th MarchLow 3:01am (1.41m)
High 9:23am (2.30m)
Low 3:19pm (1.58m)
High 9:56pm (2.46m)