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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

  • Sun 14th October

    Low 12:20am (1.02m)
    High 06:38am (3.09m)
    Low 12:48pm (1.07m)
    High 07:04pm (2.86m)
  • Mon 15th October

    Low 01:01am (1.25m)
    High 07:23am (2.89m)
    Low 01:39pm (1.28m)
    High 07:58pm (2.63m)
  • Tue 16th October

    Low 01:53am (1.46m)
    High 08:22am (2.71m)
    Low 02:48pm (1.45m)
    High 09:10pm (2.47m)
  • Wed 17th October

    Low 03:07am (1.60m)
    High 09:38am (2.61m)
    Low 04:19pm (1.50m)
    High 10:38pm (2.44m)

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