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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

  • Sun 17th February

    High 12:33am (3.10m)
    Low 06:50am (0.70m)
    High 01:04pm (3.07m)
    Low 07:09pm (0.67m)
  • Mon 18th February

    High 01:26am (3.36m)
    Low 07:42am (0.45m)
    High 01:55pm (3.28m)
    Low 07:58pm (0.47m)
  • Tue 19th February

    High 02:14am (3.58m)
    Low 08:30am (0.25m)
    High 02:42pm (3.44m)
    Low 08:44pm (0.33m)
  • Wed 20th February

    High 03:00am (3.73m)
    Low 09:15am (0.14m)
    High 03:27pm (3.51m)
    Low 09:28pm (0.26m)

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