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
Sun 17th FebruaryHigh 12:33am (3.10m)
Low 06:50am (0.70m)
High 01:04pm (3.07m)
Low 07:09pm (0.67m)
Mon 18th FebruaryHigh 01:26am (3.36m)
Low 07:42am (0.45m)
High 01:55pm (3.28m)
Low 07:58pm (0.47m)
Tue 19th FebruaryHigh 02:14am (3.58m)
Low 08:30am (0.25m)
High 02:42pm (3.44m)
Low 08:44pm (0.33m)
Wed 20th FebruaryHigh 03:00am (3.73m)
Low 09:15am (0.14m)
High 03:27pm (3.51m)
Low 09:28pm (0.26m)