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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
- Tue 3rd AugustLow 5:42am (1.50m)
High 12:03pm (2.73m)
Low 6:23pm (1.48m)
- Wed 4th AugustHigh 12:33am (2.67m)
Low 6:41am (1.43m)
High 1:01pm (2.85m)
Low 7:20pm (1.35m)
- Thu 5th AugustHigh 1:28am (2.77m)
Low 7:31am (1.32m)
High 1:49pm (3.00m)
Low 8:06pm (1.20m)
- Fri 6th AugustHigh 2:14am (2.89m)
Low 8:13am (1.19m)
High 2:31pm (3.16m)
Low 8:46pm (1.05m)