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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
Fri 22nd JanuaryLow 3:17am (1.40m)
High 9:35am (2.49m)
Low 3:57pm (1.34m)
High 10:19pm (2.49m)
Sat 23rd JanuaryLow 4:34am (1.38m)
High 10:46am (2.48m)
Low 5:01pm (1.30m)
High 11:23pm (2.58m)
Sun 24th JanuaryLow 5:40am (1.28m)
High 11:49am (2.54m)
Low 5:57pm (1.21m)
Mon 25th JanuaryHigh 12:17am (2.73m)
Low 6:33am (1.13m)
High 12:42pm (2.66m)
Low 6:45pm (1.08m)