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

  • Mon 22nd April
    High 2:45am (3.18m)
    Low 8:54am (0.77m)
    High 3:03pm (3.14m)
    Low 9:05pm (0.78m)
  • Tue 23rd April
    High 3:16am (3.24m)
    Low 9:21am (0.72m)
    High 3:32pm (3.22m)
    Low 9:35pm (0.72m)
  • Wed 24th April
    High 3:45am (3.24m)
    Low 9:49am (0.70m)
    High 4:01pm (3.26m)
    Low 10:05pm (0.71m)
  • Thu 25th April
    High 4:16am (3.21m)
    Low 10:17am (0.73m)
    High 4:30pm (3.26m)
    Low 10:36pm (0.73m)

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