Praia de Areia Branca

Praia de Areia Branca 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

  • Sat 4th December
    High 2:06am (3.58m)
    Low 8:16am (0.38m)
    High 2:28pm (3.51m)
    Low 8:34pm (0.37m)
  • Sun 5th December
    High 2:51am (3.64m)
    Low 9:03am (0.33m)
    High 3:16pm (3.47m)
    Low 9:19pm (0.43m)
  • Mon 6th December
    High 3:37am (3.63m)
    Low 9:51am (0.37m)
    High 4:05pm (3.35m)
    Low 10:06pm (0.56m)
  • Tue 7th December
    High 4:25am (3.53m)
    Low 10:43am (0.49m)
    High 4:58pm (3.17m)
    Low 10:55pm (0.75m)

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