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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
Fri 16th AprilHigh 5:50am (2.97m)
Low 11:48am (0.96m)
High 6:05pm (3.01m)
Sat 17th AprilLow 12:12am (1.00m)
High 6:24am (2.80m)
Low 12:21pm (1.11m)
High 6:41pm (2.87m)
Sun 18th AprilLow 12:51am (1.15m)
High 7:05am (2.63m)
Low 1:00pm (1.28m)
High 7:25pm (2.72m)
Mon 19th AprilLow 1:42am (1.30m)
High 8:00am (2.47m)
Low 1:55pm (1.43m)
High 8:28pm (2.60m)