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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.
Other beaches near Praia de Areia Branca
Praia de Areia Branca tide times
Sun 29th MarchHigh 6:16am (2.96m)
Low 12:18pm (0.94m)
High 6:33pm (2.93m)
Mon 30th MarchLow 12:39am (1.00m)
High 6:53am (2.80m)
Low 12:54pm (1.09m)
High 7:14pm (2.80m)
Tue 31st MarchLow 1:23am (1.15m)
High 7:40am (2.63m)
Low 1:42pm (1.25m)
High 8:08pm (2.67m)
Wed 1st AprilLow 2:26am (1.29m)
High 8:48am (2.49m)
Low 2:52pm (1.38m)
High 9:26pm (2.59m)