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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
- Wed 25th MayLow 6:15am (0.98m)
High 12:29pm (2.88m)
Low 6:32pm (1.16m)
- Thu 26th MayHigh 12:42am (3.09m)
Low 7:05am (0.91m)
High 1:18pm (3.01m)
Low 7:22pm (1.04m)
- Fri 27th MayHigh 1:31am (3.15m)
Low 7:47am (0.86m)
High 1:59pm (3.12m)
Low 8:04pm (0.95m)
- Sat 28th MayHigh 2:13am (3.19m)
Low 8:23am (0.84m)
High 2:36pm (3.20m)
Low 8:42pm (0.88m)