Praia da Franquia

Vila Nova de Milfontes Vila Nova de Milfontes
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Praia da Franquia is one of Vila Nova de Milfontes main beaches. Tucked away from the coast on the northern bank of the River Mira, this is probably the most sheltered beach in the area. This makes it a great family beach, as do all the facilities such as a lifeguard service and beach cafe / bar etc. Praia da Franquia also benefits from being located close to the town.

Given its sheltered aspect water sports such as windsurfing and canoeing are particularly popular here. 

Unsurprisingly the beach here is popular and can get pretty busy in the summer. This is compounded by the fact that as the tide comes in the area of sand is dramatically reduced.

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Praia da Franquia tide times

  • Sun 1st October
    High 4:21am (3.56m)
    Low 10:21am (0.42m)
    High 4:39pm (3.62m)
    Low 10:44pm (0.47m)
  • Mon 2nd October
    High 5:00am (3.47m)
    Low 11:02am (0.55m)
    High 5:20pm (3.42m)
    Low 11:22pm (0.67m)
  • Tue 3rd October
    High 5:39am (3.31m)
    Low 11:43am (0.75m)
    High 6:01pm (3.14m)
  • Wed 4th October
    Low 12:00am (0.92m)
    High 6:21am (3.10m)
    Low 12:28pm (1.00m)
    High 6:47pm (2.85m)

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