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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
Thu 14th NovemberHigh 3:19am (3.36m)
Low 9:25am (0.68m)
High 3:36pm (3.23m)
Low 9:37pm (0.71m)
Fri 15th NovemberHigh 3:53am (3.33m)
Low 10:01am (0.72m)
High 4:13pm (3.14m)
Low 10:13pm (0.80m)
Sat 16th NovemberHigh 4:31am (3.25m)
Low 10:42am (0.80m)
High 4:55pm (3.02m)
Low 10:54pm (0.92m)
Sun 17th NovemberHigh 5:14am (3.14m)
Low 11:29am (0.92m)
High 5:45pm (2.88m)
Low 11:42pm (1.08m)