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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

  • Fri 22nd June

    Low 05:14am (1.08m)
    High 11:30am (2.90m)
    Low 05:38pm (1.25m)
    High 11:50pm (3.02m)
  • Sat 23rd June

    Low 06:15am (1.06m)
    High 12:30pm (2.97m)
    Low 06:40pm (1.17m)
  • Sun 24th June

    High 12:49am (3.04m)
    Low 07:06am (1.03m)
    High 01:21pm (3.07m)
    Low 07:31pm (1.08m)
  • Mon 25th June

    High 01:40am (3.07m)
    Low 07:51am (1.00m)
    High 02:05pm (3.17m)
    Low 08:16pm (1.00m)

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