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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

  • Tue 11th December

    High 04:46am (3.14m)
    Low 10:59am (0.90m)
    High 05:11pm (2.81m)
    Low 11:02pm (1.04m)
  • Wed 12th December

    High 05:25am (3.01m)
    Low 11:40am (1.02m)
    High 05:52pm (2.68m)
    Low 11:43pm (1.17m)
  • Thu 13th December

    High 06:07am (2.88m)
    Low 12:25pm (1.14m)
    High 06:39pm (2.57m)
  • Fri 14th December

    Low 12:30am (1.29m)
    High 06:57am (2.76m)
    Low 01:18pm (1.24m)
    High 07:36pm (2.50m)

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