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Praia de Areia Branca

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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.

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Praia de Areia Branca tide times

  • Wed 25th April

    Low 06:11am (0.94m)
    High 12:28pm (2.88m)
    Low 06:33pm (1.07m)
  • Thu 26th April

    High 12:46am (3.12m)
    Low 07:10am (0.77m)
    High 01:24pm (3.06m)
    Low 07:28pm (0.89m)
  • Fri 27th April

    High 01:39am (3.28m)
    Low 07:58am (0.63m)
    High 02:11pm (3.22m)
    Low 08:14pm (0.73m)
  • Sat 28th April

    High 02:25am (3.40m)
    Low 08:40am (0.54m)
    High 02:52pm (3.34m)
    Low 08:55pm (0.62m)

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