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

  • Sat 3rd June
    High 2:42am (3.24m)
    Low 8:47am (0.74m)
    High 3:04pm (3.39m)
    Low 9:13pm (0.72m)
  • Sun 4th June
    High 3:25am (3.29m)
    Low 9:28am (0.70m)
    High 3:45pm (3.47m)
    Low 9:57pm (0.65m)
  • Mon 5th June
    High 4:09am (3.30m)
    Low 10:10am (0.71m)
    High 4:28pm (3.50m)
    Low 10:42pm (0.64m)
  • Tue 6th June
    High 4:56am (3.26m)
    Low 10:55am (0.76m)
    High 5:15pm (3.48m)
    Low 11:31pm (0.68m)

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