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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
Tue 14th JulyLow 4:19am (1.42m)
High 10:37am (2.66m)
Low 4:44pm (1.52m)
High 10:59pm (2.72m)
Wed 15th JulyLow 5:19am (1.41m)
High 11:39am (2.73m)
Low 5:50pm (1.46m)
Thu 16th JulyHigh 12:01am (2.75m)
Low 6:16am (1.35m)
High 12:35pm (2.84m)
Low 6:48pm (1.35m)
Fri 17th JulyHigh 12:57am (2.83m)
Low 7:06am (1.24m)
High 1:25pm (2.99m)
Low 7:38pm (1.20m)