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 15th AugustLow 12:07am (0.54m)
High 06:19am (3.42m)
Low 12:19pm (0.74m)
High 06:38pm (3.57m)
Thu 16th AugustLow 12:53am (0.75m)
High 07:07am (3.24m)
Low 01:07pm (0.94m)
High 07:27pm (3.33m)
Fri 17th AugustLow 01:42am (0.98m)
High 07:57am (3.05m)
Low 02:01pm (1.15m)
High 08:21pm (3.07m)
Sat 18th AugustLow 02:37am (1.21m)
High 08:55am (2.88m)
Low 03:04pm (1.34m)
High 09:24pm (2.85m)