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
Tue 11th DecemberHigh 04:46am (3.14m)
Low 10:59am (0.90m)
High 05:11pm (2.81m)
Low 11:02pm (1.04m)
Wed 12th DecemberHigh 05:25am (3.01m)
Low 11:40am (1.02m)
High 05:52pm (2.68m)
Low 11:43pm (1.17m)
Thu 13th DecemberHigh 06:07am (2.88m)
Low 12:25pm (1.14m)
High 06:39pm (2.57m)
Fri 14th DecemberLow 12:30am (1.29m)
High 06:57am (2.76m)
Low 01:18pm (1.24m)
High 07:36pm (2.50m)