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 25th AprilLow 06:11am (0.94m)
High 12:28pm (2.88m)
Low 06:33pm (1.07m)
Thu 26th AprilHigh 12:46am (3.12m)
Low 07:10am (0.77m)
High 01:24pm (3.06m)
Low 07:28pm (0.89m)
Fri 27th AprilHigh 01:39am (3.28m)
Low 07:58am (0.63m)
High 02:11pm (3.22m)
Low 08:14pm (0.73m)
Sat 28th AprilHigh 02:25am (3.40m)
Low 08:40am (0.54m)
High 02:52pm (3.34m)
Low 08:55pm (0.62m)