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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
Wed 23rd SeptemberLow 1:27am (1.00m)
High 7:47am (3.10m)
Low 2:01pm (1.09m)
High 8:22pm (2.93m)
Thu 24th SeptemberLow 2:31am (1.27m)
High 8:55am (2.91m)
Low 3:22pm (1.28m)
High 9:45pm (2.71m)
Fri 25th SeptemberLow 3:56am (1.45m)
High 10:21am (2.81m)
Low 5:00pm (1.32m)
High 11:20pm (2.67m)
Sat 26th SeptemberLow 5:30am (1.46m)
High 11:47am (2.87m)
Low 6:23pm (1.21m)