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Praia de Areia Branca

Praia de Areia Branca 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 14th July

    Low 4:19am (1.42m)
    High 10:37am (2.66m)
    Low 4:44pm (1.52m)
    High 10:59pm (2.72m)
  • Wed 15th July

    Low 5:19am (1.41m)
    High 11:39am (2.73m)
    Low 5:50pm (1.46m)
  • Thu 16th July

    High 12:01am (2.75m)
    Low 6:16am (1.35m)
    High 12:35pm (2.84m)
    Low 6:48pm (1.35m)
  • Fri 17th July

    High 12:57am (2.83m)
    Low 7:06am (1.24m)
    High 1:25pm (2.99m)
    Low 7:38pm (1.20m)

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